February 16, 2010

Smells Like Lent

I have read that smell is the sense most connected to memory. Even if you didn't know it was almost Lent, you would know by now here in the friary, as the smell of last year's palms being burned into this years ashes is everywhere.


6 comments:

Michael Hallman said...

Oh I've always wanted to be part of the palm burning :) Have a blessed Lent!

Qualis Rex said...

And just think! Next year you'll be able to throw in all those ICEL missals, too!



(nyuck, nyuck, nyuck)

Brother Charles said...

Let's hope devoutly!

Qualis Rex said...

Father LOL!!!!!!

Now, of course once we have burnt the old ones, the REAL problem will be getting certain wayward priests to READ the new ones...

carl said...

So you actually burn the palms to make ashes? Next year I'll send my old palms to your friary, if that's ok. This is the first time I've found someone who actually bothers to do that.

Brother Charles said...

We do it the old fashioned way.

Our exclusive beechwood aging produces a smell, smoothness, and imposability you will find in other ashes at any price.