September 8th – Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother!
Rose decorated the cake herself this year and surrounded it with some of her favorite dolls ♥

A Pilgrimage of Faith Board Book by Chantal Baros
Our Lady of Kibeho, pray for us! 

Our Lady of China, pray for us! 
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us! 
Our Lady of Aparecida, pray for us!
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us!
Our Lady of Czestochowa, pray for us! 
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! 
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us! 

Not pictured but will most likely “appear” in our home on the feast of St. Nicholas or Christmas this year 😉 
(Note: All links are affiliate links to the book and dolls on Amazon.) 

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us! 

Our Lady of Charity, pray for us! 


  1. Jessica Gordon

    This post is proof that I haven't been sleeping enough lately! I had notes to myself that I still needed to post these pictures here on the blog, but looks like I already did (or at least one of them) and on the actual feast day for once. Whoops! 🙂

    2016-10-14 04:57:58

  2. Karen H

    Well then, it's twice joyful! Please tell your daughter she did an outstanding job of decorating the cake 🙂

    2016-10-14 12:49:17

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Karen, I will! She was pretty excited about her decorations.

    2016-10-14 15:39:49


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