For today’s 7 Quick Takes fun and in honor of the feast day we celebrate, I thought I’d bring you a little history and a bit of trivia all about today. –1– The feast day we celebrate today, All Saints’ Day, can trace its origins … Continue reading7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 20: All Saints Facts and Trivia
As each of my kids approached mid-fall of their second grade year, an excitement comes over me in anticipation of the Saint project! My oldest son had a thing for St. Francis. He loved animals and thought that Francis was the man for him. We read up on the saint’s … Continue readingPreparing for All Saints’ Day
What connection could possibly exist among a bawdy Roman fertility festival, the deaths of holy saints, a sentimental holiday, and the birthday of a modern child? Plenty. Lupercalia was celebrated in mid-February from prior to Julius Caesar (It is mentioned in Shakespeare’s historical play of … Continue readingHappy Lupercalia, Saints, Valentines, Birthday
We’re friends with the REAL Saint Nicholas–the Catholic bishop who lived in the 4th century, whose generosity served as a model for Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Sinter Klaus, and all the other secular knock offs. With multiple weekend Masses, you can go to church AND … Continue reading20 Great Things about Being Catholic
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the Wise Men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the … Continue readingProtectors of Life or Threat??