Chatter in the Vestibule — St Michael

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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10 Feast Day Food Traditions You Can’t Miss this Fall

10 Feast Day Food Traditions You Can’t Miss this Fall

Cherries September 3 is the feast of St. Gregory the Great. His feast is associated with cherries. One year, on the feast of St. Mark, St. Gregory was overwhelmed with a craving for cherries and a hill of cherry trees was miraculously full of the fruit. End the summer with a big bowl of cherries.   Polenta You love Italian food. On the feast of St. John XXIII, October 11, enjoy one of his favorite. A break from pasta will be a welcome change. You can even take your favorite marinara and meatballs and spread it over this healthy alternative!...

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St. Michael's Lent

St. Michael's Lent

St. Michael’s Lent is what St. Francis termed the period between the Assumption, August 15, and the feast of St. Michael, September 29.

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