Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mass for Lazy People

Our mañaina were early risers, as mentioned in a previous post.  This was considered normal; a virtue.  Late-risers were considered gago', lazy.

So, on Sundays before the war when there were usually two Masses, at least in Hagåtña or Garapan, the two respective capitals of Guam and Saipan, the second Mass (also called the Misan Tåtte, or "behind Mass") was often called the Misan Gago', the Mass for lazy people - even if this Mass was at 8AM!

The first Mass was just called the Misan Mo'na, the "ahead Mass."

No comments:

Post a Comment