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Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Pillar of Fire

Our annual bonfire and barbeque in honour of St. John the Baptist was this year, for various reasons, transferred to the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. It was very successful and there was a good turn out, despite the rain and wind!

Mr John Friel, the first member of our faithful on Stronsay, was asked to do the honours and light the fire.

Br. Wolf Maria C.SS.R. assists with getting it going.

With the fire blazing, Rev. Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R. begins the blessing for a fire from the Roman Ritual.

Father incenses the fire. Already at this distance the heat is very intense.

A pillar of fire.

Finally the tower collapses.

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