On the 2nd Day of Christmas …

Two Turtle Doves

Happy Second Day of Christmas! We sing about the gifts of two turtle doves in the popular Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. Did you know those birds carry scriptural significance? More about that in a moment. Let's first begin our second day of Christmas celebration by honoring the Church's first martyr. December 26 marks the feast of Saint Stephen. He holds a unique place among all saints given he was the first martyr of the Church. He is the patron of deacons, bricklayers, … [Read more...]