PIL Spring Zoom 2 – Saint’s and Name’s Days

Saint Patrick; image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey

Last Thursday, we gathered together on Zoom for our second conversation. Since Saint Patrick’s Day had just passed, we decided to discuss saint’s and name’s days. Did you know that each day – in the Gregorian calendar – has a saint or a name attached to it?

For instance, today is March 24, Saint Aldemar’s Feast Day.

Abbot and miracle worker, called “the Wise.” Born in Capua, Italy, he became a monk in Monte Cassino and was called to the attention of a Princess Aloara of the region. When she built a new convent in Capua, Alder became the director of the religious in the established house. He performed many miracles in this capacity. Aldemar was reassigned by his abbot to Monte Cassino, a move that angered the princess. As a result, Aldemar went to Boiana, Italy, where a companion involved in the dispute tried to kill him. Aldemar fled into the region of Bocchignano, Abruzzi, where he founded several more religious houses. Died in A.D. 1080.

Source: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1221

Although not many of us observe saint’s or name’s days we had a good time discussing the significance of them, or lack thereof, and how religion celebrates, venerates, or otherwise doesn’t, these people who served their flocks.

Our next PILH zoom is on Thursday, April 1 @ 7 pm. In honour of April Fool’s Day, we’re going to try and make each other giggle! Bring your best joke, your favourite comic, or just something that made you laugh that day.

You can sign up for our next sessions on Eventbrite, where you will be given the Zoom link to participate.

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