This year I purchased a Mexican calendar again so I can keep up with all the saints that are honored with fireworks at 6AM.
I was surprised to see that St. Barbara was on there for December 4th - her day as I was growing up.
In fact, back in those days, it was basically unheard of not to name your child for a saint. Don't think today there is a Saint Tiffany, Saint North, well you get my drift.
At some point, after I left the Catholic Church, I heard that Saint Barbara had been stripped of her sainthood. Don't remember why or how, but I remember thinking,. "Well no wonder if I prayed to her for
all those years nothing happened."
Hence my surprise, today, December 4th, on the Mexican calendar it is the Feast of St. Barbara. However, one would not know that as I never heard fireworks.......