vendredi 30 décembre 2011
THE 6TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
It is said that this traditional English Christmas carol was composed as a secret catechism to protect families from getting caught teaching the Catholic Catechism to their children by the king's spies. The six geese, productive geese, it must be said, represent the six work days described in Genesis.
It is also a strong teaching of Our Lady of La Salette who said,
"Six days I have given you to labor, the seventh I have kept for myself; and they will not give it to me. It is this which makes the arm of my Son so heavy."
These days, the seventh day is even less celebrated than it was in 1846. As missionaries of the Son and His Mother, we must lead the way toward a deeper reverence of the celebration of the Seventh Day. If we have to, we can make it a habit to remember the Six Laying Geese of those who were defying the heretical Henry VIII. From there it will be easier to listen to the admonition of Our Blessed Mother.