Twelfth Day of Christmas: Twelve Drummers Drumming

On the twelfth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Twelve Drummer Drumming… January 5th  is here and so this is the “Twelfth Day of Christmas.”   The modern saint of the day – St. John Neumann – was a Bishop of Philadelphia, living in a time when there was a rabid anti-catholic sentimentContinue reading “Twelfth Day of Christmas: Twelve Drummers Drumming”

Feast of Leftovers: Thanksgiving Vegan Vegetable Soup!

The Feast of Leftovers is back! A few years back I wrote about making soup with my leftover Prime Rib dinner. and well I have never had so many Google hits on my site on one day. The search terms: Prime Rib leftovers While my annual Prime Rib problem has been solved, after any holidayContinue reading “Feast of Leftovers: Thanksgiving Vegan Vegetable Soup!”

Twelfth Day of Christmas: Twelve Drummers Drumming

On the twelfth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Twelve Drummer Drumming… January 5th  is here and so this is the “Twelfth Day of Christmas.”  In the Christian calendar  this is listed as the traditional feast day for  St. Julian the Hospitaller. In the UK it is the feast day of St. Edward theContinue reading “Twelfth Day of Christmas: Twelve Drummers Drumming”

Eleventh Day of Christmas: Eleven Pipers Piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Eleven Pipers Piping… January 4th  is here and so this is the “Eleventh Day of Christmas.”  In the Christian Christmas tradition this is the octave day for the feast of the Holy Innocents. The saint venerated today is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first AmericanContinue reading “Eleventh Day of Christmas: Eleven Pipers Piping”

Tenth Day of Christmas: Ten Lords-a-Leaping

On the tenth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Ten lords-a-leaping… January 3rd  is here and so this is the “Tenth Day of Christmas.” To tell the truth all this Christmas-ing and celebrating is making me  wee bit tenth myself! All these birds and people bouncing about would make for once hecticContinue reading “Tenth Day of Christmas: Ten Lords-a-Leaping”