Festival of Cerealia
(Please see previous post about this wonderful feast day. And, here are images of a modern celebration of Cerealia. (Google will translate). http://www.thaleia.es/contenidos/galerias/actividades/galeriaActividad.php?lan=es&act=cerealia.)
Those of us at the JOP wish Serene Mother Ghrian of the Lucienne Tradition a very happy Alma Mater day (the Bountiful Mother). Be sure to read her latest post on the difference between Ghrian vs Grainne: https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/blog/.
We also wish to congratulate Serene Mother Ghrian on the eighth anniversary of the founding of the philosophical society of the Elegant Lady Feminine Seminary (ELFS) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/the_elfs/info. Without her ministry, the JOP would not be here, today.
And, though we have been around for about seven years now, today marks the one year anniversary of the Di Jana blog in its present form. And, I am happy to report that though we are small, we have readers from as far away as England, the Netherlands, the Philipines, India and Bangladesh!
I want to humbly thank those who have stuck with us through thick and thin. May Dea bless your loyalty. As Serene Mother Ghrian once mentioned, what we are doing takes great strength and courage and I would add, great faith.
In the time that we have been together, we have learned that each must go their own way in peace and that we must keep our eyes on Dea and not on what is taking place around us. I think this also applies to the ‘real world’ as well as our religious world.
I treasure each and every person who has ever walked with us in the past, because each has contributed to this journey. I treasure those of you who are with us now, because you are our future. I treasure the readers of our blog because you sustain us. I treasure those who are our friends because you are our encouragement.
I thank our fore-mothers for such a beautiful religion and for sharing the gift of the scriptures.
On this day of Cerealia, when we have so much for which to be grateful, I am grateful for all of you.
May Our Lady bless you and keep you beneath the Great Mantle of Her Protection. In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.
ArchMadria Candra Sophia