Summer with the Saints :: Blessed Junipero Serra
Yesterday we went to my friend Marci’s for our second Summer with the Saints this year. At the last minute Marci’s son ended up heading out of town early and her other children were visiting Grandma, so it was just my kids. They still had a great time and it was nice to get out of our construction zone for awhile and enjoy Marci’s peaceful back yard!
Here are a few pictures from our morning:
~ Making Holy Cards ~
~ Craft Time ~
~ Play Time ~
I so need to purchase a tree swing for our family. I started looking at a few online and am thinking about maybe this ladybug tree swing or a daisy disk. Do any of you have a favorite to recommend?
~ Snack Time ~
Fig Newtons since the Black Mission Fig was named after the mission fathers who planted the fruit as they made their way north along the California coast.
The children also listened to the story Song of the Swallows
. I also just ordered a copy of The Mission Bell
, which is out of print and also by Leo Politi, to read to them as well!
Blessed Junipero Serra, pray for us!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.