November 1st is All Saints Day so I’m honoring my patron saint, St. Victoria of Tivoli (a town near Rome.) According to the Catholic dot org webpage I accessed today, there are several juicy stories about St. Victoria and her sister Anatolia, refusing the advances of soldiers and upright men; however, the web authors cannot confirm the stories as true. But the two siblings did actually live and were known for their holy lives as converts to Christianity–which is inspiring enough for me. Her feast day is Dec.23.
Ascension Thursday is May 29th and my endorphins are already gearing up. They’re a throwback to my days at St. Peter in Chains Elementary School when we were off on Holy Days—All Saints, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; and the Ascension. The Assumption on August 15th was never an issue because, back then, a new school year never began before Labor Day. My publican friends (the neighborhood kids who attended public schools) complained Continue reading Ascension Thursday: Holy Day, Free Day