Flood brain dump

So, Harvey happened. He happened to us in a big way.  Fifteen inches for five days kind of a way. It's not the feet for weeks some of our friends had. But it meant displacement and rebuild. It meant hurry up and wait time and time again. For the water to recede. For the muck … Continue reading Flood brain dump

September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” --St. Augustine of Hippo Download the printable plan here! Happy Birthday Blessed Mother! This day's feast finds it’s … Continue reading September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15: The Assumption of Mary–Prepare

"So then, the great Mother of God, so mysteriously united to Jesus Christ from all eternity by the same decree of predestination, immaculately conceived, an intact virgin throughout her divine motherhood, a noble associate of our Redeemer as he defeated sin and its consequences, received, as it were, the final crowning privilege of being preserved … Continue reading August 15: The Assumption of Mary–Prepare

Upcoming Feast Days: St. Kateri and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

This coming week contains two of the feast days we've highlighted in Holy Days at Home! Friday, July 14th, the Church will commemorate the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Then on Sunday, July 16th, falls the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Last year, when we visited upstate New York and celebrated St. Kateri's … Continue reading Upcoming Feast Days: St. Kateri and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

June 24th: the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist–Celebrate!

Happy Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist! We woke up to a thunder storm this morning, so my original plan to let the children play out in the slip n’ slide were dashed. So instead I quickly put together this activity for them to play through a story of St. John the … Continue reading June 24th: the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist–Celebrate!