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May 21, 2016 - Ostensions and Aperitifs

Went for a walk around the local countryside this morning. In the afternoon we went down to the Village centre for the "Limousine Ostensions". This dates back to 994 when the region had been brought to its knees due to a massive epidemic. The dead were counted in their thousands. Devine protection was sought and the bishop and local abbot organised a a large assembly around the relics of the Limousine saints. After three days of prayers and abstinence from certain foods, the exhumed body of a saint was paraded through the streets, and then...

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