United with Mary standing at the foot of the cross, we Marianites of Holy Cross, are apostolic religious, women of prayer and compassion. Our mission, energized by our life in community, is to incarnate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Called to be a prophetic presence in an ever-changing world, we resolutely stand with those who are excluded.

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January 6 ~ Traditional Epiphany Feast

Three Men and a Baby: A Brief Insight into King Cakes

The name is derived from the Three Wise Men in the Bible (manifestation to the Gentile world), who came bearing gifts for Baby Jesus on the Twelfth Night. King cake is first served on King’s Day (January 6) and lasts through Mardi Gras to celebrate the coming of the three kings, as well as to honor them with a sweet homage and other activities.

Louisianians can find a king cake at most local bakeries up and down the Gulf Coast between now and February 16, 2021. Even though COVID 19 is preventing the parade going and street parties typical of the Carnival Season, folks here know ya can’t keep a delicious king cake down.

Each Tuesday between now and Mardi Gras, our Marianite website/FB page will feature some aspect of “King Caking” and perhaps some deeper symbolism along with MSCs and Associates sinking their teeth into the sweet purple, green, and gold treat. Remember to follow us…January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 9, and 16. “Trow me sompthin, Sistah!”