Roman Catholicism venerates saints. Slaves preserved their religion by syncretizing African gods with Catholic saints.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 4, 2019
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of animals and the environment

St Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint of lost causes

Monday, October 28, 2019
Because people confuse him with Judas Iscariot the betrayer, the apostle Saint Jude is said to be less busy and eager to help in difficult situations

Saint Cecilia is patron saint of musicians

Friday, November 22, 2019
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, Saint Cecilia represents the idea of divine inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020
This popular celebration honors a Roman saint who got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages

Feast of Saint Joseph is Latin Father’s Day

MARCH 19 (2020, Thu); Catholic feast celebration ~ Latin Father’s Day honors Saint Joseph for being a good father and stepfather. Love you Dad.

Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of Lisbon, Brazil and lost things

Friday, June 13, 2020
Portuguese saint
The patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal; Padua, Italy and lost things also helps couples reconcile

Celebrate the Feast of Saint James, patron saint of Spain

Saturday, July 25, 2020
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain ~ Celebrate the feast of one of the disciples of Jesus

The veneration of saints may seem silly, but it offers the embrace of many different elements of divine and human character. It’s impossible to rationalize what happens when you pray to a saint and your prayers come true. How do you explain that?