Happy Feast Day of Saint Cecilia!

This is my confirmation saint. Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.  I was in band and under the impression that I would graduate and play in a symphony even though I wasn't even first chair in a high school band class.  If only I'd known back then that I needed the patron saint of…

Happy Feasts of Saint Jude and Saint Simon!

Saint Jude was one of the 12 apostles and became a very powerful intercessor so anxious was he to prove he wasn’t THAT Judas. The flame represents his presence at Pentecost (which THAT Judas wasn’t present for). The Medallion represents a legend in which Jesus imprinted His face into a cloth for Saint Jude to…

Happy Feast of the Archangels!

I have a particular devotion to Saint Michael and recommend his intercession to anyone. Here are some things you may not know about him: His name means "Who is Like God". He led the good angels to throw Lucifer and the bad angels out of heaven. There is a particularly stunning sculpture of this scene…

Happy Feast of Saint Lucy

This is saint Lucy. I was surprised to find out she was Sicilian since most images I’d seen of her were blonde! Very little is actually known about her except that she was killed under Diocletian (bad, bad man!) in about 304 AD. But there is plenty of legend surrounding her including that she was…