Following the Church Calendar is not a cold, dead ritual but a way to counteract the false stories of the world by living in God’s story. Celebrating the seasons shapes and molds us as followers of Jesus Christ.
Stories are powerful. There are many false stories in the world that distract us from the one true story—God’s story. Following the Church Calendar helps us reorient ourselves toward the story of the gospel.
Renée de France may not be a household name, but she was a significant figure in the Protestant Reformation. A French princess and Italian duchess, she had political influence that helped spread the ideas of the Protestant cause.