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HOLY THURSDAY RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

INFORMANT STATED THAT EVERY HOLY THURSDAY THE MOTHER SUPERIOR
OF THEIR COMMUNITY WOULD KISS THE FEET OF THE OTHER SISTERS IN THE
HOUSE. THIS CUSTOM WAS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE APOSTLES KISSING THE
FEET OF CHRIST AT THE LAST SUPPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITA CONVENT

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.32

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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EXTRA CORPORAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION/ TO BE HEARD

ON CHRISTMAS MORNING, THE NOVICES (THOSE WAITING TO PROFESS THEIR
RELIGIOUS VOWS) WOULD WALK THROUGH THE CORRIDORS OF THE CONVENT
SINGING CHRISTMAS HYMNS. OTHERWISE, THE SISTERS WERE AWAKENED AND
PUT TO BED BY A BELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITA CONVENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
SPEECH -- To Be Heard

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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PASTIME

INFORMANT STATED THAT A FAVORITE PASTIME ACTIVITY
AMONG NEIGHBORING PEOPLE WAS TO GO NUTTING IN THE FALL.
THIS MEANT THAT ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON THE NEIGHBORING
FAMILIES WOULD GATHER TOGETHER AND GO NUT PICKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITA CONVENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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