A Lenten Rosary Booklet

This is a great idea for Lent. I’m excited about ordering a batch of these Rosary Booklets made by Nancy at Do Small Things With Love. I’m also excited to get the Lenten reflection coloring pages to go along with each day in Lent… I think it will help me slow down and take time each day to pray the Rosary with my family, and spend some quiet time with God….

The Rosary booklets are $8 each for a hardcopy/printed booklet. If you order 2, it’s only $15. And you get the coloring book pages too! Sweet!

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image credits: do small things with love

A “divine” way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

Jessica from Shower of Roses shared a delicious sounding way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday today. I’m always behind with the novena and everything leading up to this very special day, so I appreciate it when I can see a simple way to get our children’s attention and incorporate the meaning and history of Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is a link to her post on her website. Always a great resource!

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Polish Easter Baskets

We used to do this all the time at home with my parents. My dad is about half Polish. I remember him taking our Easter basket of newly stuffed sausages and eggs, some wine and some bread to our priest on Holy Saturday for a blessing. I think we were the only ones doing it then!

Some Easter traditions and recipes found on Delishably.

 

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Holy Thursday Lenten Dinner

We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.

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Beautiful Journals/Day Planners

Cay Gibson of Cajun Cottage Press has her Spring Planner and Book of Days on sale now, through the end of January. If anyone is interested in checking out these lovely planners, click the image or here to go to her Etsy Store. I also have one on order for myself, so if you are near me and want to see one up close, get in touch 🙂

Spring 2017 Book of Days

 

Small Budget Christmas – A post from Mama Needs Coffee

This is a nicely written post on Catholic News Agency today, by Jenny of Mama Needs Coffee, titled “Silver Linings of a Small Budget Christmas“. She makes some very good points that are good to keep in mind no matter what our budgets allow or don’t allow. Merry Christmas!

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Keep the Fire Burning in your Marriage

I really love what comes from Opus Dei – latin for Work of God… the fact that everything I do, every day, can be dedicated to God… work that God gave me to do in my family, for my family, for those I come in contact with. Even the small, little things that feel like a drudgery can be offered up to God and are Works of God. These daily reminders from Opus Dei really help to keep me reminded of my personal mission as a Christian, daughter of God.

This particular link about keeping the fire burning in your marriage is a great reminder for me as it’s kind of like a “recipe” for how to keep my marriage alive and holy, and a Work of God!

“Sanctifying one’s work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian – yours and mine.” (Saint Josemaría)

http://www.opusdei.org/en/article/keep-the-fire-burning/

Spy Wednesday “Judases”

I hadn’t heard of Wednesday being called “Spy Wednesday” before this year. But what I learned is that it’s called that because this is the day that Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver to spy on Jesus, which led to his betrayal. There are some recipes and activities geared around this particular day, and this is one that I am hoping to make and do today. Here is a description of it from a beautiful blog I just found today as well, Catholic Cuisine:

Judasas” are served with honey at breakfast in Czechoslovakia. These are breakfast cakes of twisted dough, made to look like rope, suggesting the fate of Judas the Betrayer, who “went and hanged himself” in remorse after he had identified Jesus to His enemies. Honey is considered a preventive against disaster (Easter the World Over by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley, 1971, p. 58).

http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2009/04/judases.html