Some don’t know, and understandably so, that the Church recognizes many great figures of the Old Testament as saints, and she gives them feast days.
They may not appear on the general calendar for liturgical observation, but they are listed in the Roman Martyrology.
As the first part of Advent closes and we move into the heavier Advent days of final preparation we have three ancient Prophets.
On 16 Dec St. Haggai.
On 18 Dec. St. Malachi.
Today, 17 Dec, we have St. Daniel.
Along with Daniel we celebrate Sts. Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, the three boys in the fiery furnace.
Speaking of Daniel, don’t forget the wonderful artwork of Daniel Mitsui, which would make a fine gift for Christmas or Epiphany. I’ve had one of his recent prints framed as a gift for someone who has been super helpful lately.