Once Again, Happy New Year,


Once Again, Happy New Year, Blessed Solemnity!

And my entry for the day: Reading Hitler's Niece I stumbled across an explanation of the name of the city of Munich: in German München. According to one of the characters, München is a corruption of a phrase including the word Mönchen, meaning "The Place of the Monks," so named because 12th or 13th century Franciscans founded the town and a number of breweries there. Don't know the veracity or historical accuracy of this, but quite interesting if true--a light on the past otherwise unshed.

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