Lean days and seasons of plenty – food for thought in hard times

Lean days and seasons of plenty – food for thought in hard times The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, James Tissot, ca 1886.
Food, Feast and Fast: The Christian Era from Ancient World to Environmental Crisis by P. Fintan Lyons OSB (Columba Books, €19.99) Reading Fr Lyons’ title, one’s mind turns back at once to Joseph’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream of seven fat and seven lean cows, and seven ears of corn ripely full, and seven ears thin and…
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