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The Jesse Tree :: Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories SHOWER OF ROSES - November 28, 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/cVQotBQfLkA/jesse-tree.html
Celebrating the Saints :: Our 2016 Costumes SHOWER OF ROSES - October 31, 2016 ... around the edges. .: St. Andrew the Apostle :. Bud (age 4) as St. Andrew Costume: Tunic from one of my sibling's childhood saint costumes , shoulder drape repurposed from St. Luke/St. Paul . Ranger and Twinkle Toes made him a X shaped Cross out of cardboard and Chiquita drew a couple fish and attached them to some yarn to finish his costume. He loved it! Considering how little time we spent on the costumes, I thought they all came together beautifully! Our high schoolers ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/zrJfIJ8ezn0/celebrating-saints.html
Happy Birthday, Mother Mary! CATHOLIC FIRE - September 8, 2016 ... Her soul is immaculate -- free from the stain of original sin. Mary is often referred to as the "New Eve." Through her fiat -- her obedience to the will of God -- she opened the doors of redemption and salvation to all her children which had been closed by Eve in her disobedience to the will of God. Because of God's eternal design, she became a necessary element for our redemption from the bondage of sin. As St. Jerome wrote: "Death through Eve, life through Mary." And, in the words of St. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/happy-birthday-mother-mary.html
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary BIG C CATHOLICS - September 7, 2016 ... Palestine. The French church contends that it was Saint Maurilius of Angers, whose evangelization helped Christianize Gaul, who established the feast in 430. It is from the later that the date of September 8th was formalized. Since the 7th century, the feast has been observed in both the Latin and Orthodox Churches. While the circumstances of our Lady's infancy and early life are not found in Scripture, other accounts describing her birth are cited by Christian writers from ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/09/feast-of-nativity-of-blessed-virgin-mary.html
Saint Rose of Lima CATHOLIC FIRE - August 23, 2016 August 23 is the feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, who became known for both her piety and her care of the poor. She is the patron saint of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, people ridiculed for their piety, and those who suffer from family problems. Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to a family of educated, but impoverished Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, because as an infant, her face had been seen ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima.html
St Bernard of Clairvaux. COMMUNIO - August 20, 2016 I always look forward, for some reason, to the feast day of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Not sure why, but it may have something to do with marking the progress of the summer (just like the Transfiguration and the Assumption does) but also because his youthful calling to serve God in a profound way is a true inspiration. Of the saint it is said: You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/08/st-bernard-of-clairvaux/
St. John Eudes: Apostle of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary CATHOLIC FIRE - August 19, 2016 ... Saint Anne, Blessed be thy guardian, Saint John, Blessed be thy holy angel, Saint Gabriel, Glory be to God the Father, Who chose thee, Glory be to God the Son, Who loved thee, Glory be to God the Holy Spirit, Who espoused thee. O Glorious Virgin Mary, may all people love and praise ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-john-eudes-apostle-of-hearts-of.html