Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eleanor's Feast Day

Eleanor's first name is of course not biblical though we once heard that she could someday make her name a "saint's name" :) Anyway, we wanted her to have a biblical or saint's name somewhere in her name which was why we named her Eleanor ANN. We choose Ann after St. Ann, Jesus' grandmother, the Virgin Mary's mother. We also choose that name because St. Ann is the parish where we were married.

St. Ann's feast day was on Tuesday, July 26th. I knew I wanted to take her to mass on her feast day and wanted to start that tradition of her special feast day celebration and then when I realized our parish was going to have a mass to celebrate we decided to go to that. It was even more special that St. Ann Parish asked that we honor our grandparents that day (because St. Ann is Jesus' Grandma and our heavenly grandma) so we went with Eleanor's Marmi and Pop Pop and honored them and all our grandparents.

Eleanor made a special sign for her grandparents to tell them she is thankful for them on St. Ann's feast day as well. She didn't really understand what I meant when I asked her to hold it out though haha!

I also found a few cute ideas for celebrating the feast day after the fact on one of my favorite Catholic cooking blogs! and Next year we can make her day even more special! :)

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