Today is All Saints' Day. In the Roman Catholic Church it is officially called the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows... that's why yesterday (Halloween) is also called All Hallows Eve. Eleanor has been studying the lives of female saints in her Little Flowers Girls Club. Each saint that they study is accompanied by a virtue which they also study and represented by a flower.
Since she has asked me, I've taken a moment to reflect on my favorite saint. My confirmation name is Mary Magdalene. What an important woman! Her feast day falls on my birthday... and had the best part in Jesus Christ Superstar. Well, it's true!
But there have been quite a few years since my confirmation day. I've had a little more time to contemplate. Today, I often think of Saint Anne, the mother of Mary and therefore Jesus' grandmother. I think of her especially- probably because she is the patron saint of so much that pertains to my life today:
- women in childbirth
- lost articles
- old clothes dealers (patron saint of upcycling?)
The lives of the saints are fascinating. Who is your favorite?