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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Herforder Vision

Today is the celebration of the Herforder Vision, a Virgin Mary vistation to a shepherd or beggar, depending on the teller of the tale.  This happened sometime between 926 and 1011.  The visionary reported his vision and the message given to him to the Abbess of the Cloister and was immediately put into chains.  They freed him (after the fire and water ordeal) once the facts were verified.  The message was simply to concentrate on spiritual and intellectual development rather than the restoration of the splendor of the cloister.  The whole thing will be reenacted today followed by a procession to the old town.  This is a photo mission.  I may even be converted.

Check back later today for the results.....