Monday, October 23, 2006

The Rite of Holy Blessing of the Minivan

...aka The Holy Honda Odyssey of Chicagoland.

The presider (“One”) begins with the ancient latin three-fold form of the “Itemus”.

One: Here we go, here we go, here we go.
All: Are we there yet?

The procession leading into the BMV begins, led by the pater familias, children are strapped into various seats, but not in such a way as to imply that their auto-nomous freedom is in any way compromised. Such an act of contraint by the pater familias is a remnant of patriarchal power imbalance, and must be recognized as such.

The Prayer of Transport:

We come before you, and indeed even enter into your most inward self, O blessed mode of travel. We come in the weakness of our commute, our pilgrim journey amidst the busy rush of life. It is you, O Mini Van, who carry us beyond our present places of indifference and solitude. In you alone many may gather and vacation as one; it is through you that all are invited to come and share in the One Ride....

See the rest at Felix Dominum.
(Hat tip to the Shrine.)

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