Sunday, July 11, 2010

Il Obolo

Sunday in Italy for a substantial number of people means Mass. During Mass the collection plate will make it's way up and down the pews. Durin g the Sunday closest to the 29th June the monies collected go towards the Catholic Church's charity works rather to the local Diocese.

These offerings are known in Italian as Obolo di San Pietro and in English as Peter's Pence which I think is  rather wonderful.

Here endeth the lesson.

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