Monday, June 29, 2009

Peter's Day

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
~ Matt 16:18

On the Catholic Church's calendar, today is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.  They are considered the two pillars of the early Church, most directly responsible for its survival and growth throughout the world.

It is also my husband's "Name Day," a very big deal in his family's Latvian tradition.  While Pete was alive, he received a religious greeting card and a telephone call from his mother each year on June 29 for "Peteris Dien"--Peter's Day.

Wherever you are, Pete, I hope you've enjoyed your day.