Do you have a favorite month? I love October.
Why? You probably guessed because of Halloween and the world wears orange. Sorry to disappoint, but that’s not why.
Because October is a series of feast days for some of my very favorite saints!
St. Therese (October 1), Guardian Angels (October 2), St. Francis (October 4), St. Faustina (October 5), St. Bartolo Longo (October 5), Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). There may not be a better week on the Church calendar than those 7 days! (Yes, hyperbole, Christmas and Easter weeks rock)! St. Theresa of Avila (October 15), St. Jean de Brebeuf, Issac Jogues and North American Martyrs (October 18), Pope Saint John Paul 2 (October 22). I am even leaving off Apostles Simon and Jude!
This is why I love October. The cool weather and fall leaves don’t hurt as well. The world turns orange, and Fr. Mosimann smiles. But I am really smiling celebrating my favorite saints!
Do you know when your favorite saints feast days are? And do you celebrate them? If not, you can celebrate with me. 😉
pax et bonum,
Fr. John Mosimann