In Case You Needed Another Reason to be Catholic…

…we have an official beer blessing.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

The beer is then sprinkled with holy water.

here you are. May my three years left of Puritanism pass swiftly.

  • Love12472

    where can I buy that?

    • http://sociallysacred.blogspot.com David

      A company called Weideneder sells it (better brush up on your German before going to their site) I might have to buy some with the Pope beer mugs they have too.

  • http://twitter.com/PHoelscher17 Patrick Hoelscher

    Frankly, I believe the drinking age to be unconstitutional. I propose civil disobedience

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=35803000 Fernando Espinoza

      Haha. Amen brother!

    • Marc Barnes

      God bless you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1646845264 Elizabeth Anne Gill

      Amen!

    • http://www.facebook.com/walsh.usaf Brendon Liam Walsh

      Patrick, all you have to do is ask me to grab some next time I’m in town. We’ll have a vigil of sorts.

      • towercam

        Who’s this Virgil guy? ;)

  • Christopher Mathieu

    When my wife was at a Theology on Tap gathering, the local bishop showed up. The first thing he asked upon entering was, “Where’s the beer?”

  • B.

    a sick reason to become Catholic!!!

    • Charlestonv

      Sick as in awesome? Or sick as in disgusting?

  • Sonia

    Hahah!! So awesome. Here in Canada it comes a little sooner :D I love the link to RCIA.

  • James H

    Nunc est bibendum!

  • Steve Petrica

    Deo gratias!

  • JLof

    Your historical ignorance is showing. The Puritans drank LOTS of beer….

    John Lofton
    JLof@aol.com

    • http://romishgraffiti.wordpress.com/ Scott W.

      I think the use of Puritanism here is meant in the broad sense rather than pinning teetotalism on the actual Puritans.

  • Anonymous

    I’m mostly German, but I don’t like beer. Sorry, but I’ve tried and tried and to me it’s just nasty. I’ll admit I haven’t tried some of the Trappist beer and if I can find some, I will, but me and beer are not in sync.

    • +Ronin+

      Ease into it with Lambics and other “Fruity” beers.

  • Anonymous

    One of the best ‘arguments’ for Catholicism I’ve seen in years! :)

  • Rita

    I have Papst bier!!! We got some at WYD05 in Cologne!!! Oh yay beer!

  • Paul Catalanotto
  • Meryl Amland

    This is definitely the best thing EVER. I knew there was a reason I was Catholic…

  • Lee

    Truly an anathema to Catholicism.

  • Rascal456

    God Bless you

  • Bill Johnson

    Where can I get some of that Pope beer? I bet it’s Excellency!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pedro.g.menezes Pedro Gontijo Menezes

    It is even more awesome when you notice that this blessing is written in the Rituale Romanum. In Latin. Next to the cheese, butter and bacon’s blessings.


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