Comments on: So maybe it wasn’t just an Irish joke… Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: donkykemore Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:58:56 +0000 Not only is it a requirement for alcoholic wine be used in the blood sacrifice of the Mass – whereas in metaphysical terms it should scarcely matter as the wine was going to be transubstantiated into blood and the bread into flesh – bet you’d forgotten that word – but the candles must be at least 63% bees wax .
none of this cheap wax for our men of the cloth -Ok for Paddy Stink and Mickey Muck No 63 % pure bees wax .
I know this as I was a devout server as a boy . Was never abused though was many times in the presence alone with lonely priests in the sacristy.
I must have lacked the piety to be defiled – having lost my virginity , heterosexually , quite early – 14 I think ; so I was obviously contaminated goods .
But I got my first taste and later fondness for alcohol during the preparation for those early masses