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Brother Lustig - Brothers Grimm

Brother Lustig

Brothers Grimm

 

January 2, 2020  

Legend 10 - The Hazel Branch

One afternoon the Christ child had laid himself in his cradle and had fallen asleep. Then his mother came to him, looked at him full of gladness, and said, "...I will go into the wood and fetch you a handful of strawberries..."

January 2, 2020  

Legend 9 - The Heavenly Wedding

A poor peasant by one day heard the priest say in church that whoever desired to enter into the kingdom of heaven must always go straight onward. So he set out and walked continually straight onwards over hill and valley without ever turning aside. 

January 2, 2020  

Legend 8 - The Aged Mother

In a large town there was an old woman who sat in the evening alone in her room thinking how she had lost her first husband, then both her children, then one by one all her relations, and at length, that very day, her last friend, and now she was quite alone and desolate. 

January 2, 2020  

Legend 7 - Our Lady’s Little Glass

Once upon a time a wagoner's cart which was heavily laden with wine had stuck so fast that in spite of all that he could do, he could not get it to move again. Then it chanced that Our Lady just happened to come by...

January 2, 2020  

Legend 6 - The Three Green Twigs

There was once upon a time a hermit who lived in a forest at the foot of a mountain, and passed his time in prayer and good works, and every evening he carried, to the glory of God, two pails of water up the mountain. 

January 2, 2020  

Legend 5 - God’s Food

There were once upon a time two sisters, one of whom had no children and was rich, and the other had five and was a widow, and so poor that she no longer had food enough to satisfy herself and her children.

January 2, 2020  

Legend 4 - Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven

There was once a King's son who went out into the world, and he was full of thought and sadness. He looked at the sky, which was so beautifully pure and blue, then he sighed, and said, "How well must all be with one up there in heaven!"

January 2, 2020  

Legend 3 - The Rose

There was once a poor woman who had two children. The youngest had to go into the forest every day to fetch wood. 

January 2, 2020  

Legend 2 - The Twelve Apostles

Three hundred years before the birth of the Lord Christ, there lived a mother who had twelve sons, but was so poor and needy that she no longer knew how she was to keep them alive at all. 

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