Today is the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary- patron of bakers! Before I really knew anything about her, even that she was the patron of bakers, I found a recipe to celebrate her feast day with that became one of my absolute favorite desserts, despite the fact that it has no chocolate in… Read More St. Elizabeth of Hungary- patron of bakers
Today is Saint Leo the Great’s feast day, our oldest son’s namesake (along with the equally great St. Leo XIII). I love the idea of making name days special, and my husband and I have decided that these will be days of celebration in our family. Again, being catholic, we get lots of celebrations! Most… Read More Saint Leo the Great’s Feast Day!
Today is the Feast of the archangels, aka: Michaelmas! The perfect day to get back to the blog! I would never look back on middle school, high school, or any time really and call myself “cool.” It wasn’t ever really important to me, but I definitely remember the feeling of having that one friend who… Read More The Feast of the Archangels- Michaelmas!
Today, St. Benedict’s feast day, is definitely a special day in our house! If it wasn’t for St. Benedict, there wouldn’t be an order of St. Benedict. Without the Order of St. Benedict, there wouldn’t be the Benedictine abbey at St. Anselm College. Without the Benedictine Abbey at St. Anselm college, there wouldn’t be St.… Read More St. Benedict’s Feast Day: a tribute to my alma mater, and a little encouragement when your jug is running dry!
St. Josemaria Escriva’s feast day is a very special day for our family! In fact, someone once told me it sounded to her like he must be looking out for our family, so he has sort of become a family patron. She seemed to think that, even though we often seek out certain saints… Read More St. Josemaria Escriva- A Patron of our Family
Today is St. Thomas More’s feast day. I feel like he’s one of the superstar saints. I mean, he has his own play-turned-movie, so that’s pretty awesome! If you haven’t read/seen it, it’s called “A Man for all Seasons” and it’s very well-done. It tells the story of how Thomas More heroically chose to follow God’s… Read More St. Thomas More’s Feast Day and turning fails into wins!
Today is St. Anthony of Padua’s feast day! Sometimes I feel bad for St. Anthony. Personally, I think of him almost exclusively when I’ve lost something. Then I expect him to swoop in and reveal my missing object immediately, as if I deserve that. But you know what, this is your day, St. Anthony! Today… Read More St. Anthony, St. Anthony. . .
I’ve been waiting for this anniversary for a long time. I first heard the story of Our Lady of Fatima when I was pregnant with my oldest (more likely, I’d hear it before but this was the first time I really listened to it). I was so struck by the whole story- that she appeared… Read More 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima!
I’ve always been drawn to St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, martyrs for the faith, but especially since becoming a mom. I’m just always inspired by their bravery and selflessness. Most of all, I am truly awe-struck at their incredible faith. The thought of having to die by being thrown in an arena with wild animals… Read More Saints Perpetua and Felicity
I wanted to keep it simple today, but at the same time I’m still nursing and so I need to stay full. So, I decided to make a simple Tuscan lentil soup and homemade bread. I was blessed to have a friend over for dinner and she made a beautiful salad, as well. All in… Read More Ash Wednesday