The Holy Name Mary and More

It should come as no surprise that Catholics hold the name of Mary in high regard. After all, Mary is the Mother of God, our Heavenly Mother, the New Eve. In many cultures with a heavy Catholic influence, Mary, Marie or Maria are often the name chosen for daughters.

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More Than Just a Cherry On Top

Today is a whole slew of various National Days. There’s National Video Game Day. I suppose that would have been a good day to celebrate before the insanity of 2020. Now, video games might just be something we have had enough of, seeking real games with actual contact instead. It’s also Nation Day of Encouragement. After the National sadness of September 11, a day of uplifting encouragement is like a welcome breath of fresh air. Maybe we should declare every day as a day to encourage one another. How great is that?

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Did you know that the term “Milkshake” was first used in print in 1885 and it wasn’t in reference to the wholesome drink made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrup that we have come to know and love today. By the 1900s the drink was no longer eggnog type drink that included some whiskey.

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