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Bringing Eggs to Saint Claire

Maxime Lebeau, Cyrus Gilet, Pierre Lambrechts,
Nicolas Pierard, Valentine Rodrique from Belgium

Eggs for Saint Claire
A famous legend, which comes from Italy says that if we want to have great weather at our wedding, we must bring some eggs to a Clarisse monastery.

St. Claire

Sister Claire told the poor people to bring eggs to her chapel. Legend says when she laid them on the altar, the sun suddenly started shining again.



Everybody would like to have good weather on their wedding day, wouldn't they? Only a few people have this luck but there is a solution...

A famous legend, which comes from Italy says that if we want to have great weather at our wedding, we must bring some eggs to a Clarisse monastery.

A long time ago, in a village in Italy, it rained cats and dogs and the weather was very cold. People fell ill and died.

To stop the rain the inhabitants called a nun, Sister Claire, for help. The latter told these poor people to bring eggs to her chapel where she laid them on the altar. Amazingly, all of a sudden, the sun started shining again. Everybody got warm and the sick people healed.

This legend is also popular in Belgium. When the newlyweds-to-be want to make sure they’ll enjoy fine weather, the only thing they need is to find a Clarisse monastery and a chicken, which will be kind enough to lay its eggs upon their request.

Legend or superstition ? Make up your own mind!

 

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