The Blur Ball.
On this weekend, from Friday, January 17, to Sunday, January 19 we will celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony de Abad, the patron saint of domestic animals.
Traditionally, this is the time when the Catholic Church allows animals into the church to be blessed. Since we are not a church, exactly (bars are kind of like churches), we invite all animals into Mordidas for our own version of blessing.
We will be donating a portion of our proceeds this weekend to a project of a couple of neighbors of ours, Ted and Brischa Borchgrevink, who have built, out of their own funds, a shelter for abandoned animals up in the hills above Vallarta.
Normally, I would make a joke of serving gato tacos for Saint Anthony’s feast but we all know this is not real.
Our menu for the weekend is our normal oyster dishes plus semi-Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and a salad. These are traditional Swedish meatballs in a mushroom and onion gravy served with creamy mashed potatoes. 70 pesos.
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
“Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints”
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
FEAST DAY of St. ANTHONY de ABAD