It’s a wider choice for those named Mary in Christendom: with all the choices for feasts of the Blessed Mother (not to mention Saturdays), how is a soul to choose?
The young miss arrived with a middle name of Marie, but I don’t think she’s settled on a feast day. She does know her confirmation saint shares a day with her mom’s birthday.
How many parents have a feast day in mind for their little daughters when christened? Is there a Mary in the reading audience with a story on that?
As for me, I observe the main liturgical feast of my baptismal patron. But that’s not to say I don’t keep the first day of May in mind. How will I celebrate today? I won’t be working. Friday is my day off. I do have an appointment with my spiritual director–I suppose that’s appropriate. Looking forward to a game night with friends later this evening.