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TOMORROW IS MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day, a United States federal holiday celebrated the last Monday in May, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. It taps into our general human need to honor our war dead. Memorial Day is about coming together to honor...

MOTHER’S DAY

All I am, I owe to my mother. ~George Washington, the Father of our country~ I tend to agree with the Swiss Roman Catholic 1890’s Cardinal Mermillod: A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. What’s your favorite...

TOMORROW IS GOOD FRIDAY

Surprisingly, we don’t actually know why “Good Friday,” the day Christ was crucified, is good. Theologians explain that “good” actually means “holy” because Christ, in his death, “showed his great love for man and purchased for him every blessing.” That indeed is a...

PASSOVER

How are Easter and the Jewish holiday known as Passover related? Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. The Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape slavery in Egypt by...

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Yes, there really was a St. Patrick (c. AD 387–461)! Recognized as the most popular of the patron saints of Ireland, March 17 is the anniversary of his death as well as a cultural and religious holiday commemorating the Feast of St. Patrick and the arrival of...