Happy St Anne’s Day!

| July 26, 2018

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

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 […]

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St Anne and Anne Boleyn

| December 8, 2013

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St Anne and Anne Boleyn

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church, 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 day as we know it today in the West dates back to around the […]

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

| December 8, 2011

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church, 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 day as we know it today in the West dates back to around the […]