Reading Wikipedia today, I discovered that tonight is "Twelfth Night"!en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_…
Obviously, I don't know much about the Catholic Church.
Love the symbology though! Anyway, the article led me to the pages explaining the Lord of Misrule (aka "the Abbot of Unreason" or "the Prince des Sots"
) and the Feast of Fools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_…en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of…
"In the medieval version the young people, who played the chief parts, chose from among their own number a mock pope, archbishop, bishop, or abbot to reign as Lord of Misrule. Participants would then "consecrate" him with many ridiculous ceremonies in the chief church of the place, giving names such as Archbishop of Dolts, Abbot of Unreason, Boy Bishop, or Pope of Fools. The protagonist could be a boy bishop or subdeacon, while at the Abbey of St Gall in the tenth century, a student each December 13 enacted the part of the abbot. In any case the parody tipped dangerously towards the profane. The ceremonies often mocked the performance of the highest offices of the church, while other persons, dressed in different kinds of masks and disguises, engaged in songs and dances and practiced all manner of revelry within the church building."
Next year, I want to have a Feast of Fools party!