Happy feast day of our Lady of Perpetual Help! "Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival day in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary, on whose solemnity the Angels rejoice and give praise to the Son of God." (from the Introit for today's Mass) I was first attracted to our beautiful Mother under … Continue reading Come Over to Me
. . .the gifts You shower my days with, that I pay so little heed to most of the time, that I so easily forget in the busyness; like a single Communion, the love I share with my family, the simple pleasures of housewifely things like cooking and cleaning, the beauty of music, the treasures of … Continue reading Thank you, Lord, for. . .
First of all, happy Feast of Corpus Christi! This is undoubtedly one of the most special of all feasts because it celebrates one of the most infinite of God's gifts: the Blessed Sacrament. While in the Church today this feast is usually scooted to the following Sunday, in the old calendar it was always celebrated … Continue reading With Overflowing Charity ~ Corpus Christi and St. Vitus
It began with the holy card. I'm not sure exactly how many years ago (probably five or so) I happened, after Mass one day, to pick up a holy card of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the vestibule of our old parish, put out for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It was a lovely image … Continue reading Set Me as a Seal on Thy Heart
This morning we were privileged to be present at the baptism of the newest member of the Church and of our parish family. And I love baptisms--beyond words. Each time I am blessed to be present at a traditional baptism, with blessed salt, ephpheta, exorcism, and all, I become more and more aware of the magnitude of the mercy … Continue reading A Baptism