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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Schedule of the Pilgrimage

I missed my post last week because I was at the Gypsy Pilgrimage without internet service! Here is the schedule of events that took place during the three day celebration:
May 24th
10:00 a.m  Mass to celebrate the opening of the Pilgrimage
3:30 p.m.  Ceremony of lowering the reliquaries
4:00 p.m  Procession of Saint Sara
8:30 p.m.  Prayers
May 25th
8:00 a.m.  [...]

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The Gypsy Pilgrimage 2010

Every May 24th and 25th, the Gypsies gather in southern France to observe a yearly ritual of celebrating their patron saint, Sara the Kali. This year, I have planned my life in advance so that I can witness this annual event. The destination of the Pilgrimage is the small village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the south [...]

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Family History Centers

A few weeks ago, I finally went to my local Family History Center for the first time. These Family History Centers are most often located inside Mormon churches, and have specific hours when volunteers are staffing the facility. I think I doubted their ability to come up with records more efficiently than other resources because [...]

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The Photo Album

I recently spent some time with my mother. Each time I visit, I try to go through some of the old photos that she has kept in her collection. She recently cleaned out and reorganized, and made a number of copies of photos for me that were originally in my grandmother’s albums, but this trip [...]

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