Happy Labor Day to You and Yours

Today is Labor Day and everyone is gearing up to go back to school and enter into their fall schedule. If you are wondering what Labor Day is about go here.

Hapy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day!

Have you ever wondered what Labor Day was all about? For most people, Labor Day has become a ritual of sorts indicating the end of summer and time to go back to school or back into “work” mode.

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But it is really more than that. The Wikipedia defines Labor Day read more of it here:

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

This is a great definition because without workers: blue collar, white collar or no collar, we would not have a country. So today, as you barbecue or join in whatever activities you are doing today, take a moment to pray for all the workers in our country – including yourself!

Also, while you are at it, please say a prayer for all those who are unemployed or underemployed. There are so many people struggling to get by (us included) and to provide for their families.

God bless you and your family today and always.

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Saints and Feasts in September 2015

I planned to get this up on Friday but things happen. 🙂 Tomorrow is the first day of September (!), so without further ado, here are the list of saints and feasts:

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Saints and Feasts

September 3:  St Gregory the Great, Pope & doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

September 8: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (feast)

September 9: St. Peter Claver, priest (obligatory memorial)

September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (feast)

September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows (obligatory memorial)

September 16: St. Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 17: St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the church (optional memorial)

September 19: St. Januarius, bishop and martyr (optional memorial)

September 21: St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist (feast)

September 23: St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest “St. Padre Pio” (obligatory memorial)

September 26: Sts. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 28: St. Wenceslaus, martyr (optional memorial)

September 28: St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 29: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (feast)

September 30: St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

For some, school has started all ready, for many of us school begins in September. For us, home school begins September 9th.

September 7: Labor Day (USA and Canada)

September 11: Patriot Day (USA), Remembrance of the attack at the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and the plane that went down in Pennsylvania.

September 13: Grandparents day

September 23: Autumn begins

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Tweetable: Saints & Feasts in September 2015

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Happy Labor Day!

As you enjoy the end of summer fun this Labor Day, don’t forget to say a pray for the many people throughout the US who are out of work.

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Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (September 12)

Hope y’all had a great week and ready for another week of Sunday Snippets! Here’s what’s been going on this week:

Monday: It was Labor Day!

Tuesday: Gave a little link love to just a few blogs I enjoy and posted the Perfect Roast Recipe.

Wordless Wednesday: Pictures from the Southeastern Railroad Museum!

Thursday: Shared a bit of journaling in the Simple Woman’s Daybook.

Fearless Friday: Offered my own personal memorial of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Wishing all a blessed week!

A Blessed Labor Day, Everyone!

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