Yesterday morning we woke up to lots of snow, as well as a delayed start for the public schools in our town. This prevented us from being able to make it to Mass and I was pretty sure that we were going to have to cancel some of our plans… It all melted off pretty quickly though, so we were still able to have a couple families over to help us celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
To prepare for the feast, I had painted an Our Lady of Lourdes Wooden Saint to add to our collection.
Before our guests arrived, my children and I built a Grotto out of Fruity Pebbles for Our Lady which was SO MUCH fun!! Last night, my friend Mary, suggested that Cocoa Pebbles would also be great since they are brown in color! Why didn’t I think of that?! Next year!!
I also planned on baking Blueberry Muffins, but I ran out of time, so I quickly whipped up a box of white cupcakes and threw in the blueberry’s. I was disappointed since I had hoped to try out a few of the suggestions in the comments over at Catholic Cuisine, but they tasted fine, or so I was told!
Once everyone arrived, our children all watched Bernadette – The Princess of Lourdes while I brewed a pot of coffee, visited with friends, and finished getting the crafts ready.
Using Charlotte’s post as a guide, the children made Marian Grotto’s.
Now, to start thinking about St. Valentine’s Day… I don’t know if I’ll have a chance, but Barbara posted a whole bunch of ideas!
Our Lady of Lourdes ~ Pray for us!