Monday, December 28, 2009

Today Is The Feast Of The Holy Innocents

Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew 2:16-18

Holy Innocents, pray for us and for all the unborn.


Haskovec said...

Not sure if you are aware or not, but the feast of the holy innocents is celebrated in Mexico much like April Fools day here.

Throwback said...

Really? What's the rationale there?

Haskovec said...

I think it is a play on the "innocents" ie people naive enough to fall for their joke.