Celebrating Martinmas

"The most common, and universal, harvest and thanksgiving celebration in medieval times was held on the Feast of St. Martin of Tours (Martinmas) on November 11. It was a holiday in Germany, France, Holland, England, and in central Europe. People first went to Mass and observed the rest of the day with games, dances, parades, and a festive dinner, the main feature of the meal being the traditional roast goose (Martin's goose). . ." 

Here are a couple suggestions for today's feast from the archives: 




(you can download printable tags over at Shower of Roses) 

Scroll through the archives for even more recipes: 


Additional ideas can be found over at Shower of Roses: 

O God, Who seest that we exist by no power of our own, mercifully grant that, by the intercession of blessed Martin, Thy confessor and bishop, we be strengthened against all adversities. 

St. Martin of Tours, Pray for us!

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2 comments:

  1. what are those two books you used? They are beautiful

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    1. Sorry for the delay in responding! The two books pictured in this post are:

      Lives and Legends of the Saints by Carole Armstrong
      https://amzn.to/2Hlo0ZR

      and Saints: Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson
      https://amzn.to/2qjgKW1

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