"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." quote by Rabindranath Tagore. (Image of Saint Anna with her daughter Saint Mary, Mother of Christ.)
The name Raphael means "GOD heals." He is Patron Saint of those who travel, doctors and nurses, and the young especially those who have the vocation of becoming a religious. He is called the Angel of love and happiness.
Tarta de Santiago, literally meaning cake of St. James, is an almond cake or pie from Galicia with origin in the Middle Ages. The top of the pie is decorated with powdered sugar, masked by an imprint of the Cross of Saint James (cruz de Santiago) which gives the pastry its name..
St. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a young girl in Sudan and sold as a slave. She suffered bullying and hardship under different masters. One took her to Italy where she met the Canossian Sisters. She learned about Jesus and became a nun later. She led a holy life of humility, service and charity, inspiring everyone especially her African people. She also forgave her captors and those who caused her much suffering. She is the patron saint of Sudan. Her feast day is on 8 February.
Children's crafts that teach the true meaning behind The real patron saint (or apostle of Ireland) "St. Patrick" and his ministry to teach Christianity to the Irish. He was known for using the clover (Which grows in abundance in Ireland) to demonstrate the trinity as being one in the same. God The Father, Jesus the Son and The Holy Spirit that dwells in us when we accept God's Son, Jesus as our savior and only way to Heaven. God bless!