#146 – Pussy Willows and the Euchatastrophe

pussy willows

J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but he also has a deeply spiritual devotion to the Eucharist which we will look at in this episode and talk about the relation of the Pussy Willow to Palm Sunday.

Information on the Media Conference at Franciscan University

Tolkien’s views on the Euchatastrophe can be found in “On Fairy Stories” available in
The Monsters and the Critics
and The Tolkien Reader
Also of interest is The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

Send e-mail questions and comments to catholicunderthehood@gmail.com or leave voicemail at 1 740 936 4354

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podcasticon#146 – Pussy Willows and the Euchatastrophe

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One Comment

  1. Helen
    Posted March 30, 2008 at 6:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    My parents are from Slovakia (right next door to Austria) and they always had pussywillows instead of palms at Easter. The reason for this is that most of Slovakia is made up of pretty small and isolated villages and it would have been very hard to get palms many years ago when they were growing up. It’s a Slovak tradition that still carries on today.

    Thanks, Father Seraphim, for your wonderful podcasts!

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