Felt Doll / Statue
Bow and Arrow Game
and a play
St. Anne and Baby Mary
for Sts. Anne and Joachim
and a St. Simon Stock play.
Ocean in a bottle Craft
AKA: Stella Maris
Learn more at Wikipedia
Just a reminder that the CeleLINKY with the SAINTS Link Up stays open for you to add your Saints celebrations, crafts and reflections within the month-by-month categories!
Add your favorite Saints posts for JUNE today! Add your favorite posts for the other months too!
We also have
Cele-LINKY through the SEASONS
including Ordinary Time family traditions and activities.
We also have a SACRAMENTS Link-Up for your special Sacrament celebrations, crafts and teaching tools!
These LINK-UPS and MORE Catholic Link Ups are listed in the
CathoLINK LIBRARY…a special directory for Catholic Link-Ups!
You can even add your own Catholic Link Up Parties within the categories
and discover new link ups to participate in!
As today is Vocation Sunday, I feel better about the delay in posting my notes as this is the perfect day for the subject!
I came in after sister had finished speaking and took these notes from Father’s talk.
He explained that vocations to religious orders vs. a diocese differ in their defining spiritualities. Comparing them to doctors, he related cleverly that orders are like specialists – working missions or involved in education, or working with the poor. In a diocese, the work is nitty-gritty. A religious there is more like a general practitioner.
Strongly stating that the parent can not push a vocation to religious life, Father went on to give a list of things a family can do to increase the faith of it’s members. These are qualities of homes that religious have come out of. These are qualities that make HAPPY and dedicated religious. So…to nurture a vocation a family needs to:
respect the faith and LIVE the faithbe generous with time and talents with the Churchmodel the value in giving, tithing for instanceteach discipline and sacrificegive chores and responsibilitiesfall in love with the Mass and prayteach children to be loving and praybe devoted to Our Blessed Mother (Father related that praying the Rosary everyday changed his life)foster a desire to learnbe loving to ALL, the popular and unpopularbe a part of the Churchteach good social skillsencourage listeningunderstand what Mother Theresa meant when she said that compassion and thoughtfulness are the beginning to great sanctity.enjoy the gift of youth, don’t wish childhood awayfor boys, teach them to be deferential to women…chivalrousengage in conversations about hopes and dreams but never badger or force religious life – God gives callings.doing God’s will is #1attend discernment group formationfind a mentor, spiritual directorpray for your children daily and be a role model of faithtrust in God!
A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe the “Saint of Auschwitz” by Patricia Treece was mentioned as pivotal to him.
The CHAPLET conference (www.Chaplet.org) was, once again, a great experience that revitalized parents in the work of trying to raise children who will love and honor their Catholic faith. Many thanks to the organizers and inspiring speakers.
Check out Equipping Catholic Families for a unique gift for Confirmation, Holy Communion, Reconciliation or Baptism!
This is a unique Catholic Faith Journal teaching and celebrating the seven Sacraments and the Catholic Faith.
Head over to see Holly’s at The Three Sided Wheel and enter to win! While you are there you can see her review of my game!! She has some great pictures of her homeschool co-op playing the game!
Wisdom of the Ages…
Tertullian, a Christian writer who died in the third century, wrote the following: ‘Thus, you read the word of God, spoken to Jeremias: “Before I formed thee in the womb, I knew thee.” If God forms us in the womb, He also breathes on us as He did in the beginning: “And God formed man and breathed into him the breath of life.” Nor could God have known man in the womb unless he were a whole man. “And before thou camest forth from the womb, I sanctified thee.” Was it, then, a dead body at that stage? Surely it was not, for “God is the God of the living and not the dead.”’- De Anima 26.5
For General Intercessions and Scripture reflections go to DesignsByBirgit.com
Not much for eating Peeps. Peeps make me laugh. For me, they are a humorous part of my college graduation memories….
But for Easter decorating, well these Peeps take the cake! This is an Easter cake I made a few years back.
On Pinterest, I have seen Peeps in wreaths
and Peeps on skewers!
It all has me imagining Peeps on swags like garlands and Peeps on sticks in flower bouquets and a college door…old, hardened Peeps on it and a night of revelry with my sistas!
Yeah, Peeps make me laugh….
The Holy Week Link-Up is on the same page as the
What are you doing for Lent? Link-Up…
and incidentally…there is still time to add your Lenten posts, reflections and activities.