Ideas To Mark The Feast of the Holy Innocents…

Ideas To Mark The Feast of the Holy Innocents…

From Aleteia

Three days after Christmas, the Church celebrates a feast day for the Holy Innocents. What does that mean?

Well, the day commemorates all the babies and toddlers who were put to death by King Herod in his attempt to get rid of the baby Jesus. He heard that Jesus was supposed to be the Messiah and King, and he didn’t want anything to threaten his rule.

It is hard to imagine the pain and terror of someone showing up at your door and killing your child because the current ruler finds him a threat. But many of us have experienced the pain of the loss of our own innocent child.

If you or someone close to you has lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, today is a good day to remember those babies.

The shock of losing a baby whom you haven’t gotten to know yet, who was alive one day and then dead the next, is unexpected and hard to understand. You can’t grieve in the same way as you would if you had lost a child post-womb. So, it is important to make time to grieve, and a feast celebrating the lives of babies taken too soon is a perfect opportunity.

Editor writes…

Click here to read 5 ways to make the day a special time of remembrance for anyone who has lost an unborn baby, and then share your thoughts.

Comments (10)

  • editor

    May I suggest that we remember our resident pro-life stalwart, Wendy Walker, especially in our prayers today. She has still not recovered from her stroke and she is sorely missed on this blog. Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for her…

    December 28, 2021 at 9:37 am
    • Lily


      I’ll certainly remember Wendy today.

      I think this report shows the hypocrisy and ignorance of MPs. Stella Creasy is a Labour MP who backs decriminalising abortion, i.e. making it legal up to the moment of birth, yet during her own pregnancy she would share and marvel at the evidence of her own unborn child’s humanity in the womb on (I think it was) her Facebook page or personal website or whatever. Now she’s demanding that babies be allowed into Parliament during debates.

      December 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm
      • editor


        Don’t mention Creasy to me. I wrote to her once – what a nasty person.

        Thank you for that link, which confirms my assessment of her as a hypocrite of the first order. Other babies can’t be guaranteed getting into the world, never mind Parliament. What an (insert adjective) female.

        December 28, 2021 at 5:27 pm
      • Josephine


        That’s sickening hypocrisy. I agree that Stella Creasy is a very nasty woman.

        December 29, 2021 at 3:52 pm
  • Nicky

    Happy Feast of the Holy Innocents.

    I’ll be praying for Wendy’s recovery and for an end to the slaughter to today’s “innocents” – the unborn babies in the womb who are risk of being put to death by their own mothers.

    December 28, 2021 at 1:48 pm
    • editor

      Thanks Nicky, as I’m sure Wendy’s family will be pleased that we are remembering her in our prayers on such an important Feast. Wendy’s life has been devoted to fighting for the rights of the unborn, so let’s all remember her today.

      December 28, 2021 at 5:25 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    I will also keep Wendy in my prayers for her recovery. And it is so apt to remember on this Feast Day of the Holy Innocents those innocents who find death because of abortion.

    December 28, 2021 at 3:12 pm
    • editor

      Theresa Rose,

      You may remember there was a pro-life group in Glasgow at one point, named “The Innocents” – I think I’m correct in saying that it was launched by Cardinal Winning RIP.

      December 28, 2021 at 5:24 pm
  • Josephine

    Belated Happy Feast of the Holy Innocents. I found this clip of a one day old baby and post it here as food for thought. According to the abortionists, if the mother doesn’t want the baby even after birth, the same arguments apply which let her end the child’s life. I can’s picture the evil mind that could kill this little innocent.

    December 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm
    • editor


      What a darling baby. Every time I see a baby, I shudder at the thought of what the abortionists are doing to innocent lives.

      Thank you for posting…

      December 29, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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