Setting the table for Holy Week


A couple of years ago, Robert Kysela a colleague at The Monitor, who is of Czech heritage, contributed a Holy Week recipe traditionally served in his home on Easter. This led me to researching customs connected to Holy Week in the Czech Republic. It was then that I discovered “Zeleny ctvrtek” (Green Thursday) — the strict … Continue reading

Celebrating St. Joseph around the family table


Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, patron of the universal Church and very beloved by countless faithful throughout the ages. Research on the Internet and you’ll find a bounty of customs around the world born from a wish to honor St. Joseph in church, at table with friends and neighbors but most … Continue reading