Happy St Anne’s Day!

| July 26, 2018

Happy St Anne’s Day!

Here in Spain I’ve been busy sending messages to all of my friends named Ana because today is the feast day of St Anne, or Santa Ana, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus Christ. I’m also thinking of Anne Boleyn day on her saint’s day and wondering if she was […]

8 December – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

| December 8, 2014

8 December – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Here in Spain, and in many other Catholic countries, today is a public holiday because it is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, a feast which dates back to the 7th century when Eastern churches began celebrating the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. That is the origin of the feast, but the feast […]