Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Most saints have specially designated feast days. On those days we remember these holy men and women in a special way. The tradition arose from the early Christian custom of commemorating each martyr annually on the date of his or her death, or birth into heaven, a date therefore referred to in Latin as the martyr's dies natalis ("day of birth"). The Church also celebrates special events or happenings in the history of the Church with solemnities, feasts, and memorials. The saint days and other celebrations in the month of February are: 

 

February 2 - The Presentation of the Lord

February 5 - Saint Agatha, virgin & martyr

February 6 - Saints Paul Miki & Companions, martyrs

February 14 - Saints Cyril, monk & Methodius, bishop

February 22 - The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

February 23 - Saint Polycarp, bishop & martyr

 

All you holy men and women, pray for us!