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 “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
This one wasn't on my original plan for the month, but I'm swapping this out for St. Rose of Lima. We can do St. Rose next year. 🙂 Just a week ago we celebrated the Assumption of Mary, the day Mary was taken to the heavenly kingdom. Now we celebrate the Queen Mother's coronation! Imagine … Continue reading August 22: The Queenship 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
"We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become." --St. Clare of Assisi
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
Hey there! It's really hard to believe that just one year ago an upcoming feast day on the calendar, a donut, and some time with the Blessed Sacrament converged and resulted in the first Holy Days at Home plan. This year has flown by, and my calendar once again shows that the Feast of St. … Continue reading St. Thomas’ Day is one week away!
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!
Many feast days are marked by the date of the saint’s birth into Heaven, their death on Earth. This one, however, commemorates the saint’s birth on Earth. St. John the Baptist’s earthly life was a preceding of Christ’s in every way. His entire mission as prophet was to prepare the way, to point the way … Continue reading June 24th: Nativity of St. John the Baptist–Prepare!
Coming on to post a quick photo update on how Lent is coming together visually in our home. When I posted Tuesday I had the box of supplies out, but hadn't put anything up yet. Here's what it looks like so far! Missing a few candles on the cross, but we can at least get … Continue reading Lenten Home: WIP