Roberta's Name Day

This year Roberta's Name day is on 29th April 2017

Roberta is derived from Old German, 'bright fame'; Roberta has a name day of 29th April and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Robert

There is also an alternative celebration date of 17th September for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Saint Robert, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Ecclesiastical lawyers
  • Catechists

Historically Famous Robertas

There is a melancholy list of Roberts among the English Catholic martyrs of the Reformation, of whom the poet Robert Southwell is the most famous, but there are the happier lives of St Robert of Molesme and St Robert Bellarmine to recount. St Robert of Molesme was an eleventh-century monk who founded a monastery in Burgundy at Molesme, but who eventually became one of the co-founders of the great Cistertian monastery at Citeaux. He was the Abbot there for 18 months, but then returned to Molesme, where he ruled as Abbot until his death at the age of 84. His feast is celebrated on 29 April. Robert Bellarmine was one of the greatest Jesuit scholars of the Renaissance, and may take some credit for being sympathetic to (although not completely persuaded by) Galileo during the scientist's persecution by the Church. His feast day is 17 September.

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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