Namedays enrich a child’s thinking and create feelings ofsecurity, reverence and love of tradition which come from linkswith the past. They bind the members of the family closer to eachother, to God. and to the saints; they are a means of sanctifyingthe home, fulfilling the command of the bishops of the UnitedStates: “Christians must make their homes holy.”
Celebrating name-days helps our children get to know their patron saints in a fun and memorable way. The day is filled with excitement and anticipation for a favorite dinner and dessert. The saint’s life is read, and becomes a familiar story year after year. And the person whose feast day it is feels special all day!