It is not by faith that you will come to know [God] but by love; not by mere conviction, but by action.
~St. Gregory the Great
St. Gregory the Great
Italy ~ 540-604
Pope and Doctor of the Church
The feast day of St. Gregory the Great is also my husband’s name day. So, it’s an extra special day for us. We not only remember a wonderful pope, but we also ask his special prayers for the husband and dad of our family.
As a family, we have a tradition of celebrating the saint’s feast day, after whom we are each named, in a special way. This usually includes a special breakfast or dessert, perhaps a coloring page or activity, and an added prayer of intercession to that saint on behalf of that family member.
Today, we are coloring this page. And we will have this simple dessert (the top one, and I’m not even going to look at the nutritional info. I really don’t want to know). If I can find my Gregorian Chant CD, that would be fun to play, too. We have been wrapped up in back-to-school preparations this week, plus we have parent orientation tonight at our daughters’ school, so I had to keep it extra simple. I know my husband won’t mind, though. These ice cream bars are fantastic =) Plus, I was told today that my neighbor’s mother thinks my husband is a “prince of a man.” We’ve gotten to know her a bit over the past few years, and he was part of the crew that helped her move last night … What a compliment, though! I was honored, to say the least.
St. Gregory, ora pro nobis!