Tuesday, August 29, 2006Feast Days Everywhere!
I am both embarrassed and honored that our Faith has so many feast days that we aren't keeping up on them all! Yesterday was a big gun, (and Ellie's Confirmation patron to boot) St. Augustine. Today we celebrate the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Isn't it wonderful how we can find joy in the ending of one's earthly life?! The day that marks his entry into the Eternal Kingdom is worth a shout of joy no doubt. Forgive if we skip here and there. All saints, popular or unknown are experiencing the joy that we long for day by day. They are such great models for us and that's why we try to highlight a bit about them when we can. Our Faith is rich and profound in the joy it offers her children! It is this joy... these celebrations that we want to impress so deeply on our own children!