Every year, on the brightest Sunday in Lent, people gather in a small, old town by a lake in the alps not too far from Salzburg in Austria after mass. The mass and Sunday have been special since 1641 when, legend has it, archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria in his capacity as bishop of Passau (or, maybe, Johannes Kaspar Stredele — the vicar general and auxiliary bishop — in his stead) recognized the Corpus Christi Society in Gmunden. The brotherhood chose Laetare Sunday for a feast displaying love for and sharing bread with the needy.
That is a different story altogether, though, almost. Back in 21st century Gmunden, we find people gathering on Sunday after mass in front of the old town hall by the lake sharing bread and displaying love. The bread is gingerbread, of course, big, written on with icing and shaped like a heart:
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