Why Boxing Day is the Feast of the Martyr St. Stephen

Why would the Church celebrate the death of a martyr the day after Christmas?Remember the old English carol Good King Wenceslaus?  St. Stephen’s charity is the reason for the songs and customs which have become the traditional way of celebrating his feast. The old English carol Good King Wenceslaus celebrates how King Wenceslaus went out on St. Stephen’s day to…… Continue reading Why Boxing Day is the Feast of the Martyr St. Stephen

7QT Friday: Discovering My Namesake Saint !!

I am a convert. A convert named after a character in the movie called Gone With the Wind. Now my mother loved the good, kind, sweet Melanie as much as she loved the name.  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I looked up my name as a teenager, I was not too impressed with the root meaning though . Melanie \m(e)-la-nie\ as a…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: Discovering My Namesake Saint !!