Today, August 16, is the optional memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary. This is a very important feast for Hungarians, as Stephen is their patron saint. September 2nd was the former feast day, and August 20 is the feast of the translation of his relics, and a national holiday in Hungary. Catholic Culture and Patron Saints Index
I don’t have roots in Hungary, but I do remember this feast for two reasons. One day, I’m going to make a Dobos Torta. I love this excerpt about St. Stephen’s feast day from Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger. You have to know a recipe is delicious when you don’t have illustrations and you still KNOW it will be good. Do a search in Google Images for “Dobos Torta” to make your mouth water. One of these days…
But today is also the birthday of a very special aunt. I wish you many blessings and send many prayers. Thank you for all the years of inspiration, collaboration, conversation and just plain fun!
(Image info: The Virgin Receiving St Stephen of Hungary in the Paradise by Scarsellino)