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Friday, January 10, 2014

Is This Why Chaucer Really Went to Canterbury?

Saints be praised! The very first Trappist brewery outside Europe is  making its own beer right in nearby Massachusetts. Check out this excellent blog post by Katherine Perry.

And then check out St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA. Being partial to Gregorian chants as a young (and admittedly disturbed) child, I found this to be fascinating. Wait until the chants start for a real treat.

But while chants are cool, beer is cooler, especially when it's Trappist made and sanctioned.

Looks like I, as a modern-day Geoffrey Chaucer, may soon have to lead a band of pilgrims to the monastery at Spencer. If past is Prologue, Aprille would be a good to join me?

Whan that Aprille withe its shoures soote, 
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote...

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