A Freaky Little Coda to the “Black Mass” Story

You like a little freaky? I got a little freaky for you, right here! This gave me goosebumps when I heard it, this morning, while visiting the gang at the Son Rise Morning show.

Recall this earlier post about Joris-Karl Huysmans, the French novelist who described the “Black Mass” meant to be re-enacted at Harvard, on May 12 of this year. Huysmans died in 1907, as a Benedictine Oblate.

Do you know the date of his death?
You’ll never guess, so I’ll tell you: he died on May 12. 107 years to the day, of the great Eucharistic push-back against the very fascinations that had marked his life before Christ.

Yeah, cue the Twilight Zone theme and remember the Bard…”There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Except our philosophy is supernatural. So goosebumps do come, sometimes.

It has not been my intention to continue writing about the Black Mass story, by the way. But things keep coming up.

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