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.
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!”
MARIANITE CONGREGATIONAL CENTER
21388 Smith Road + Covington, Louisiana 70435
Ph: 985-893-5201 + Fax: 985-893-5190
Lord Jesus, source of all that is good, you inspired Blessed Basil Moreau
to found the religious family of Holy Cross to continue your mission
among the People of God. May he be for us a model of the apostolic life,
an example of fidelity and an inspiration as we strive to follow you.
May we imitate Basil Moreau’s holiness and confidently seek his intercession
before you, Lord Jesus, in our times of need. Amen.