Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

The Messenger: August 2020

THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS FIRST CALLED ” SEXTILUS.” In 8 BC, it was renamed after the Roman emperor, who went by the name “Augustus,” meaning Auspicious or Venerable. In the northern US, August is a hot, miserable month when many people take summer vacation.  In the South, it is hotter and more miserable – and we send children back to school. It is also, for reasons nobody truly understands, National Panini Month. And on August 15 each year, Christians…