Author Archives: Kathryn

About Kathryn

I am a table games dealer at a Native American gambling casino in SouthWestCentral Louisiana. (I have been doing this since 1999; before that, I was an Accountant for some fifteen years, twelve of those years with one company, with a degree in Accounting from LSU (Class of 1980), and then a Lady of Leisure for three years.) My schedule at the casino is from Fridays through Tuesdays from 3:00 am to 11:00 am, Central Time. I am married (since 1984; my husband also works with me at the casino, same shift, same days off), and have two kids (one of each, with our son in the Navy (stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and married in December 2010) and a daughter working in Opelousas (living with her boyfriend outside of our town) and five cats. I am also a reasonably devout Roman Catholic, with a great devotion to the Saints, and I try to be sincere about my religion. My weblog is of interest to a very limited set of people, but I do value all of my Six or Seven Loyal Readers. If you wish to contact me, please send me an E-mail at kathrynlafleur023@gmail.com, and I may or may not respond to you.

Daily Update: Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Hanukkah - 6th Night and Third Sunday of Advent and O Antiphons - December 17 and 12-17 - Wriight Brothers Day

Tonight is the Sixth Night in Hanukkah. Today is the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) From December 17th through December 23rd the Great O Antiphons are used in the daily prayer of the Church; the one for December 17th is O Sapientia, “O Wisdom”. And today is Wright Brothers Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Hanukkah - 5th Night and 12-16 - Las Posadas

This evening at sunset begins the Fifth Night of Hanukkah. With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is the last day of the first part of Advent. And today is the first night of Las Posadas in Mexico and other Latin America countries. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, December 15th, 2017

Hanukkah - 4th Night and 12-15 - Bill of Rights Day

Tonight at sunset the candles are lit for the Fourth Night of Hanukkah. We have no Saints to honor today, but today is Bill of Rights Day, and today is the birthday of Jeanne, one of Richard’s grand-nieces, the granddaughter of his brother Slug in our town (1993). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Hanukkah - 3rd Nigh and John of the Cross and Catherine Doherty and Geminid Meteor Shower

At Sunset tonight begins the Third Night of Hanukkah. Today is the Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor (died 1591), and the Remembrance of Servant of God Catherine Doherty (died 1985). Today is the Second Day of the two-day Geminid Meteor Shower. Today is also the birthday of Richard’s cousin Devonne, and of his niece Laurie, daughter of his sister Bonnie in Texas (1966). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Hanukkah - 2nd Night and Lucy by Domenico di Pace Beccafumi and Geminid Meteor Shower

The Feast of Hanukkah continues, with tonight (at sunset) being the Second Night. Today is the Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr (died about 304). And today is the first day of the two-day Geminid Meteor Shower. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Hanukkah - 1st Night

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. And tonight begins the Festival of Lights, the Jewish feast of Hanukkah. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, December 11th, 2017

Damasus I

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Damasus I, Pope (died 384). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent and Thomas Merton and 12-10 - International Human Rights Day

Today is the Second Sunday of Advent. Although he is not recognized in the Calendar of Saints, I personally honor on this date Thomas Merton, monk and author (died 1968); today is also International Human Rights Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin and Fulton J. Sheen

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (died 1548) and the Remembrance of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Bishop (died 1979). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, December 8th, 2017

Immaculate Conception by Francisco Zurbarán

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation. Today is also the birthday of Richard’s niece Mary, the youngest of the three daughters of his Sister Nita in Georgia (1994). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Ambrose and 12-07 - Pearl Harbor Day

Today is the Memorial of Saint Ambrose of Milan, Bishop and Doctor (died 397). It is also National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (1941). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Nicholas

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop (died 347). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

12-05 - Repeal Day

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Repeal Day, when Prohibition in the United States ended in 1933 when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.) Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, December 4th, 2017

Barbara and John Damascene

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Barbara (died late third or early fourth century), and the Optional Memorial of Saint John of Damascus, Priest, Religious, and Doctor (died 749). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

First Sunday of Advent and Francis Xavier

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the first day of the Catholic Church year. Today is also the Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest (died 1552). And today is also the anniversary of my second hire date at the casino (2001). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

First Saturday - Immaculate Heart of Mary and 12-02 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and SEC Footbal Championship

Today is the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and today is the last day of the current Church year. With no Saints to honor, we note that today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. And today is the SEC Football Championship Game between #4 Auburn and #6 Georgia. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, December 1st, 2017

First Friday - Sacred Heart of Jesus and 12-01 - Sweet Baby James Day

Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Sweet Baby James Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Andrew and 11-30 - Hurricane Season Ends

Today is the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle (died mid- to late 1st century), and today is the last day of the annual six-month Hurricane Season. Continue reading

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