St. Honoré Cake: The Pastry Named for a Saint

St Honore cake

Feeling hungry?  How about a St. Honoré cake? *     *     *     *     *The St. Honoré cake is named for St. Honoré, the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.  He lived in the sixth century and was the bishop of Amiens, in northern France.   Check it out:  This classic French dessert starts with a circle of puff pastry at its base, with a ring of pâte à choux (a light pastry dough) piped on the outer edge. After the base is baked, small cream puffs are dipped into caramelized sug … [Read more...]

St. Ephrem, Harp of the Holy Spirit

St. Ephrem

On June 9, the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of St. Ephrem, poet, teacher, orator and defender of the faith.St. Ephrem was a deacon, and was the only Syrian to be named a doctor of the Church.  He is patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders.As he neared the end of his life, the holy man wrote in The Testament of St. Ephrem, “Lay me not with sweet spices, For this honor avails me not, Nor yet use incense and perfumes, For the honor befits me not. Burn yet the i … [Read more...]

Father Robert Barron’s Latest Project! Here’s a Clip From “Pivotal Players”

Fr. Robert Barron

Wow.  Just wow.Father Robert Barron's award-winning ten-part documentary series CATHOLICISM has been seen by millions and is now being used as an essential resource for the Church's teaching and evangelization effort.Now there's a new project in the works at Fr. Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.  From the website: In Spring 2014, Father Barron is beginning a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is … [Read more...]