9.8
Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary

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Navajo Mary

Happy birthday Mary! We don’t know from either scripture or tradition where or when Mary was born, but her nativity has been celebrated since the early days of the Church. More from Melissa Musick after the jump. Buy icons here. Buy our book here.

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12.18
Happy 78th Birthday Pope Francis

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Tango in St. Peter's

As a young man in Argentina Pope Francis loved to tango, so for his birthday Catholics from around the world tangoed in St. Peter’s Square. But how did Pope Francis celebrate? He gave sleeping bags to the homeless. More from The Daily Beast here: Pope Gives Sleeping Bags to Homeless

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