4 simple ways you can celebrate the feasts this February

4 simple ways you can celebrate the feasts this February

After all the excitement of Christmas, you’re kind of ready for things die down in January, aren’t you? Still, it doesn’t take long before you’re itching to do something special with your family again. Here are four simple ways you can celebrate a feast or observe the season this February.   Candlemas February 2, the Presentation of the Lord, is known as Candlemas. While the feast celebrates Jesus presented before God, it is also the day the Church blesses the candles that will be used through the year. The laity have long participated at home by placing a candle in...

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Tips for your Michaelmas menu

Tips for your Michaelmas menu

  If there was ever a feast day that needed to be celebrated with the same gusto it was celebrated in its heyday, it’s the feast of St. Michael. The tradition around most of Europe had been to celebrate the feast of St. Michael with goose, though it isn’t unheard of in parts of Germany to serve duck. In modern day liturgical living circles, chicken or Cornish hens are often substituted for more expensive fowl. And if it makes celebrating the feast more accessible, why not? The feast of the Archangels, formerly celebrated solely as the feast of St. Michael,...

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Authenticity: we want to feed the hungry

Authenticity: we want to feed the hungry

We can't continue to contribute to the noise of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts. We want the name Feast Day to mean more. 

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La Befana and the Magi by Jessica Furiosi

La Befana and the Magi by Jessica Furiosi

If you travel to Italy during the Twelve Days of Christmas, especially as you get closer to the Epiphany on January 6th you will see a sight that is quite unique. Italy will suddenly transform itself something closer to an American Halloween than the Father Christmas we are used to at this time of year. There will be witches in the stores filled with candy and people dressed up for photo opportunities with costumed witches in the streets. This is a special witch named “La Befana.” According to Italian legend, as the Three Magi were traveling to visit the Baby...

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