This year we’re starting a new family tradition: celebrating the feast days of the children’s name saints.
Any family tradition is important for creating a sense of family identity and building a family history. However, this tradition is particularly special: we not only honor the lives of these holy heroes; we also celebrate the lives of our children. We demonstrate to them the prized place they hold in God’s family. I hope as the children learn about their patron saints that they’ll be inspired by their lives and comforted by their protection.
For our celebrations we’ll plan separate family teas and study the lives of the relevant saints. I confess I didn’t know the feast days of the children’s patron saints until this week. Imagine my surprise when I discovered all of them have August feast days! As I begin our new family blog I’m looking forward to sharing details of the four teas coming up next month:
- Aug 3: St. Lydia
- Aug 8: St. Dominic
- Aug 11: St. Claire
- Aug 31: St. Aidan
I’ve found inspiration about Liturgical Teas on Alice Gunther’s wonderful blog. Alice has such a gift for helping us understand the importance of friendship and creating beautiful gatherings for people we love.