One of my favorite parts of Holy Week, was when it came to spanish class. As the only Catholic in there I always tried to bring some of the”Catholicity” of Spanish into the classroom. One of the ways was teaching the lower level Spanish Classes and my own higher level classmates about Semana Santa! (Holy Week in Spanish) Spain has a rich, rich history of celebrations during Semana Santa. They have processions in the streets, and cook many different types of food. My favorite is Semana Santa Bread; a sweet fried bread that is traditionally served on Holy Thursday morning for Breakfast. It resembles French Toast, though it isn’t french toast, as it is normally soaked in honey, milk, or wine before cooking. The link above tells about the different celebrations in Mexico. Go fix yourselves some Semana Santa Bread and have a blessed Holy Week! Pax Tecum!
Published by Father Corey D. Bruns
I'm a Priest of the Diocese of Owensboro, KY and Parochial Vicar of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Bowling Green, KY. View more posts