Blog Posts - Feast Days



Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Widower, Foundress

December 15th, the feast of St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli, a 16th century Italian lay woman who founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge on Mount Calvary and the Daughters of Our Lady on Mount Calvary, is celebrated in Italy. She was born in Geno...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 14, 2016

Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Apostle to the East

December 3rd is the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, (1506 - 1552) the 16th century Jesuit missionary known as the Apostle to the East. He converted more people in his life than anyone since the Apostle Paul. He is remembered for his unceasing devotion...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 2, 2016

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Missionary and Foundress of the Missionaries of Charity

September 5th, is the feast of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, (1910-1997) the Catholic religious, missionary and foundress of the Missionaries of Charity who experienced a “call within a call” to devote herself to caring for the sick and the poor. She...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Sep 4, 2016

St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

September 3rd, is the memorial of Pope Saint Gregory I, also known as Saint Gregory the Great. He was the Pope of the Catholic Church between 590 and 604 AD. During his 14-year pontificate, he accomplished much for the Mystical Body of Christ. Althou...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Sep 2, 2016

Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

The Feast of Saint Bartholomew is August 24th. Bartholomew is one of the twelve Apostles. He is mentioned in all four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. John’s Gospel states he was from Cana and that Jesus said upon meeting him "Here is a true I...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 24, 2016

Sangria for Saint Junipero Serra

Today is the feast day of Saint Junipero Serra. Miguel Jose Serra was born in Petra Spain in 1713. When he was 16 he entered the service of the Catholic Church. Upon entered the order of St. Francis of Assisi, he took the name Junipero. He was soon...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jul 1, 2016

Low Country Boil for Saint Peter

This Low Country Boil is a Southern Summertime Staple here in Virginia. Why heat up the house if you don’t have to? Today is the Feast of Saint Peter. It would be fitting to serve something from the sea on his feast day. I thought a Low Country...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jun 29, 2016

Tzatziki Sauce for Saint Cyril of Alexandria

Tzatziki is a delicious Greek yogurt sauce you can throw together in minutes. A great way to WOW your guests with minimal effort. Today is the Feast day of Cyril of Alexandria. He lived from 376-444. He was the Patriarch of Alexandria when his father...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jun 27, 2016

Steak and Kidney Pie

This Steak and Kidney Pie is perfect to make to celebrate the feast of Saint Thomas More.  Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas More. I remember him most notably from the series on cable called the Tudors. Sir Thomas More was a father of four and...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jun 22, 2016

Saint Anthony’s Bread

Today is the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua. Saint Anthony was a great lover of the poor and a mighty preacher. Saint Anthony is best known as the Patron Saint of lost things. He is also known for other things but that is what most know him for.
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jun 12, 2016

Corpus Christi Bread

This bread gives nourishment to the body as does Holy Communion gives nourishment to the soul. Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. This Feast celebrates the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is also known as communion. Corpus Christi is a time when peo...
by My Catholic Kitchen on May 29, 2016

Fruit Salad for Trinity Sunday

The Holy Trinity is hard to explain through food. I do however try to turn food into traditions every chance I get. I also try the best I can to incorporate local and in season ingredients. Why not think of foods that reflect the symbolism of the Hol...
by My Catholic Kitchen on May 22, 2016

An Ascension Picnic

The commemoration of Jesus ascension into heaven is today. There is a tradition in some areas to have a picnic. Here in Virginia the weather is warm and is a perfect day for a picnic. So for my picnic I am making Chicken-Salad Sandwiches. I will also...
by My Catholic Kitchen on May 8, 2016

How Orthodox Easter is calculated or Why Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha (later) on a different date from Roman Catholics ?

    Why Does Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate their Eastern often on a later or a different date from (Western Christians) – Roman Catholic Church, Greek Catholic Church, Anglican, Presbyterian or Protestant (Evangelist), Old Catho...

How Orthodox Easter is calculated or Why Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha (later) on a different date from Roman Catholics ?

    Why Does Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate their Eastern often on a later or a different date from (Western Christians) – Roman Catholic Church, Greek Catholic Church, Anglican, Presbyterian or Protestant (Evangelist), Old Catho...

How Orthodox Easter is calculated or Why Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate passcha (later) on a different date from Roman Catholics ?

Why Does Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate their Eastern often on a later or a different date from (Western Christians) – Roman Catholic Church, Greek Catholic Church, Anglican, Presbyterian or Protestant (Evangelist), Old Catholic Methodist,...

Feasts of Mama Mary

Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1 January – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 21 January – Our Lady of Consolation, Rome 23 January – Espousal of the Virgin Mary 24 January – Madonna del Pianto (Our Lady of Tears), Our Lady o...

Irish Soda Bread and Saint Finbar

Today the church celebrates the feast day of Saint Finbar. He was born in Connaught Ireland and was baptized Lochan. He was educated by the Monks in  Kilkenny. They called him Fionnbharr or Barr meaning white head because his hair was so light. Afte...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Sep 25, 2014

An Ascension Picnic

I will also be making a   When the Italians celebrate the ascensions, they usually have a bean dish. So I decided to share my So lets not forget dessert. I thought these  We are going to need something to wash all of this stuff down with. So to dr...
by My Catholic Kitchen on Jun 1, 2014

Lady Day and announcements

Today 25 March used to be known as Lady Day in England. It was also New Year's Day until 1752 - a point that historians and genealogists need to bear in mind when considering year dates. The 'Lady' after whom the day was named is Mary, mother of Jesu...
by Seeker on Mar 25, 2014


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