People often ask me how Saint Philip the Apostle became the patron of Pastry Chefs and Hatmakers. I wish I knew! I'm suspicious that there is a great story or two from the medieval days that go along with these patronages. I bet he'd be pleased with this gingerbread creation, though!
|The Non-Gingerbread Version|
|Multiplication of the Loaves|
Philip answered him, "Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit]."
- John 6:7
Saint Philip shares a Feast Day with another apostle ... Saint James, son of Alphaeus. Their Feast Date is May 3.