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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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The Feast of St. Joseph by Carlin Tesoro

The Feast of St. Joseph by Carlin Tesoro

St. Joseph adopted my husband and I, years ago when we were just dating. In the first few months of meeting, I learned my now husband was of an Italian Catholic background, although not Catholic at the time, and Joseph was their family name. When March 19th arrived, 6 months after meeting him, I couldn’t help but celebrate. Especially, since St. Joseph’s Day has a longstanding Italian tradition. In the beginning, my husband’s faith went as far as helping his dad with music ministry at their protestant church. So, the feast day started out very small, just as a way...

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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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Rediscovering the Nine First Fridays by Sister Anne Flanagan, FSP

Rediscovering the Nine First Fridays by Sister Anne Flanagan, FSP

In the 19th century, the German countess-nun, Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart, renewed the call for the nine First Fridays, writing insistently to Pope Leo XIII to consecrate the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (He did.)

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