LATERN AND SAINT MARTIN'S DAY
In November the time comes to prepare and celebrate the Lantern and Saint Martin's Day.
The lantern will be the element that will illuminate the way in the darkness of the autumn and winter days, a lantern that represents the inner light that we each possess.
At this time the external light decreases, and as a consequence our internal light must increase, guiding us until the time when the external light begins to increase again.
In the feast of Michael, the struggle of light with darkness needs all our strength, in the feast of the Lantern, the inner light is experienced through the light of the lantern, inner light that we must discover in order to be nourished by it.
If we trust in ourselves, it will guide our steps well. The more we nurture and care for this inner light, the stronger it will shine and the more light it will bring in this time of more introspection.
The Legend of Saint Martin accompanies this celebration. It is the legend of a gentleman who shared his cloak with a beggar who crossed his path, the beggar who was very cold and Saint Martin shared "half his cloak" with him. It is a small but great detail in the legend to share "half his cloak"...
When the daylight has disappeared, the lanterns that were previously made by each one are taken, lit and one walks in the darkness of the farm along a previously established path, until one arrives at a space where the "granny of the lantern" hands out buns for everyone. It is very moving to see that image in the darkness... to arrive at the goal illuminating the way only with the light of each lamp and later to experience it through a small theater of the San Martin's ring.
The path of transit either in silence or singing together the song of the Lantern and / or San Martin