Tess's Name Day

This year Tess's Name day is on 3rd October 2017

Tess is derived from the Greek, 'of Tharasia' or 'reaper'; Tess has a name day of 3rd October and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Theresa

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

  • Florists
  • Missionaries
  • Airline pilots
  • France

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Theresa has the following symbols associated

  • Flowers

Historically Famous Tesss

Therese was a young and simple nineteenthcentury Frenchwoman, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Opinions about her differ: to many thousands, her autobiography, Histoire d'une arne, is a work of spiritual genius in its simplicity, humility and ordinariness. (She is patron of missionaries and pilots because she would offer to God, on their behalf, the few painful steps she was able to make each day during her illness.) Her powers of intercession were and are believed to be miraculous, and the shrine at Lisieux is one of the largest in the Roman Catholic Church. To others, the 'Little Flower' - as she liked to call herself - was a nauseating product of a rather febrile kind of French spirituality. St Teresa and St Therese speak to different kinds of people, but they both experienced the love of God intensely, and could communicate the depths of their experience to others - that, not their brand of spirituality, is what matters.

Other Names Day resources

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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