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Saints Feast Family
~Exploring Catholic Patron Saints of the Day & their Feasts (Catholic Cuisine)
(Find food, recipes, traditions, locations, relics, prayers, songs, book, movies, art, products, crafts & more!)

Saints List: December 

Advent
Advent means "coming"
November / December
 

 "Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest

to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle 

(November 30) and embracing four Sundays."
That means that the First Sunday of Advent can fall as early as November 27 or as late as December 3.

Flash Cards: Christmastide

Christmastide: Starting on Christmas day (Dec. 25)

through the Epiphany (Jan. 6)

and until Candlemas (Feb. 2)

Christmas meaning Christ's mass

This is a celebration of Christ's birth

Advent & The Jesse Tree
Advent & The Jesse Tree

December 
Advent & Christmas Songs
Advent & Christmas Songs
 
December
International & Odd Traditions!
International, Odd, and Scary Holiday Traditions!!
 
December 
Cookie Cutters ...
Cookie Cutters Can Tell the Story of Christmas!

December
Saint Bibiana
Saint Bibiana

December 2

 

Patron Saint

Against Hangovers

Saint Francis Xavier

Saint Francis Xavier

 
December 3

Patron Saint of 

Catholic missions;

African missions;

Goa, India;

China;

missionaries

Saint John of Damascus

Saint John of Damascus


December 4

Patron Saint of Pharmacists,

icon painters,

theology students


"The Doctor of 

Christian Art."

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara
 

December 4
 
Patron Saint of 
armourers,
artillerymen,
architects,
mathematicians,
miners,
fireworks

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas

aka the real Santa Claus

December 6
Patron Saint of 
Baker,
Brides,
Children,
Greece,
Russia,
Grooms,
Pawnbrokers,
Travelers

Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose


December 7
Patron Saint of 
Bee keepers,
Beggars,
Learning,
& Milan
The Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception of the

Blessed Virgin Mary


December 8
Patron Saint of the United States
Brazil, Korea, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay
Saint Juan Diego

Saint Juan Diego


December 9
Patron Saints of
Indigenous People
 Saint Damasus

 Saint Damasus


December 11
 
Patron Saint of 
Archaeologists
 Saint Daniel the Stylite

 Saint Daniel the Stylite


December 11
Patron Saint of living away from the world while still in the world
Yuletide Lads
Yuletide Lads of Iceland

December 12
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

 
December 12
 
Patron Saint of the Americas, Mexico
Saint Lucy
Saint Lucy
 
December 13
Patron Saint of
The blind,
Syracuse, Italy 
Feast of Saint Lucy (Sweden) 
Saint John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross
 

December 14
 
Patron Saint of Mystics, Contemplative life;
contemplatives; 
mystical theology;  
Spanish poets
Saint Adelaide

Saint Adelaide
 

December 15

Patron Saint of princesses, 

abuse victims;

brides; empresses;

exiles;

in-law problems;

parenthood;

parents of large families;

prisoners;

second marriages; step-parents; widows

Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday: "Rejoice (Gaudete) in the Lord always."  (Joy)

third Sunday of Advent 
 
Bambinelli Sunday:  Baby Jesus Creche
Bring your baby Jesus to be blessed!
O Antiphons

O Antiphons: 

Antiphon means

to be sung

December 17-23
 

 The antiphons of Evening Prayer (Vespers) during the week before Christmas welcome the birth of the Savior by heralding one of His resplendent Biblical titles along with a special petition in light of that title.

Saint Peter Canisius

Saint Peter Canisius

December 21

Patron Saint of  Germany & the Catholic press

Saint John of Kanty

Saint John of Kanty

December 23
The Vigil of the Nativity

The Vigil of the Nativity
 

Nativity means birth

Holy Day of Obligation

December 24

Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve

December 25

In the  beginning...

The 3 Christmas Masses

The 3 Christmas Masses


December 24-25
The Nativity of the Lord 

The Nativity of the Lord

Nativity means birth

 Christmas

December 25

Christmas Cookies!!!

Christmas Cookies!!!

December

Saint Stephen 

Saint Stephen 

December 26
Patron Saint of
Deacons,
altar Servers,
bricklayers,
casket makers, & Stonemasons
Saint John the Apostle

Saint John the Apostle

 
December 27
 
Patron Saint of
love,
loyalty,
friendships,
and authors
The Holy Innocents
Childermas

The Holy Innocents or Childermas

December 28
King Herod massacre of all the baby boys
in Bethlehem  
(two years old & under)
Saint Thomas Becket

Saint Thomas Becket

 
December 29
 
Patron Saint of Portsmouth, England & clergy
Saint Melania the Younger

Saint Melania the Younger

December 31 or January 13
Ukraine: Malanka 
("Melania's Day")
The Holy Family of
Jesus, Mary & Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

December 31
Christmas

The Nativity of the Lord

Nativity means birth

 Christmas

December 25