24 May 2021

A Birthday!

Bob Dylan is eighty! 

Felicitations!

Although, mind you, the charism of Being Eighty seems to me a trifle exaggerated ...


Of course (dear Bishop John Richards used to say 'of course' before sharing the most recondite and/or controversial pieces of information) according to the old Calendar of the Diocese of Menevia ... sounds so Mediterranean, doesn't it?  ... obviously, a See tucked away in some particularly backwoods part of Calabria ... May 24 is the Feast of our Lady Help of Christians, Double of the First Class with Octave.

This year, I suppose, it would have to be transferred out of the Octave of Pentecost? I had better ask Rubricarius ...

 

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for Bob Dylan's conversion and reception into the Holy Catholic Church!

Josh Hood said...

I believe that the feast would transfer to the first free day after Trinity Sunday, keeping only so much of the Octave as remains.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

Dear Father. Dylan's mumbled song, "Every grain of sand" has some good lines in it

Arthur Gallagher said...

Bob Dylan began his folk music days as an enthusiastic fan of the Clancy Brother's and Tommy Makem, and would go whereever they went. He constantly sought their advice, and insisted they take the stage with him for his 30th anniversary. Indeed, he told Liam Clancy that they were his heroes.

Personally, I liked the Clancy's, but they were just a little too folk for me. As for Dylan, I never got him, so to speak.

Grant Milburn said...

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis, as Bob used to sing.

Ed the Roman said...

Dylan did become a Christian of some flavor long ago.

Michael Leahy said...

Ed, he did indeed. And he chose to become a Bible-thumping fundamentalist rather than a 'nice' Protestant.

Going by the song lyrics, and he is quite good at those, he has moved quite close to either Rome or Constantinople. He has been singing of the 'Mother of Our Lord' and advising us to 'pray to the Mother' for quite some time. His latest album features a song 'Mother of Muses' which I think is also about Our Lady-he does ask this Mother to 'free me from sin'.

Certainly, it's all God with him, he has written of little else since he converted to Christ.