Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

We love illuminating our faith on All Hallows’ Eve with Saint-O-Lanterns! This year the kids came up with carvings to celebrate St. Florian’s courage, honor the Blessed Sacrament, share the beauty of Carmelite roses, as well as a purr-fect tribute to St. Gertrude....

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Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

We carved our annual Saint-O-Lanterns on Sunday, October 30th, in preparation for our All Hallows' Eve party the following evening. Between Mass that morning, and a bonfire the teens were all headed to that evening, we opted for some simple designs this year and they...

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On the Feast of St. Hubert

On the Feast of St. Hubert

 It’s taking me a couple days to recover from all the feasts and festivities this week, but I hope to share some pictures soon.  Meanwhile, here is a peek at our ten year old’s Saint-O-Lantern pumpkin carving this past weekend in honor of St. Hubert whose...

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Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

This past Saturday we carved our annual Saint-O-Lanterns! We almost didn't do it this year (we missed getting to the pumpkin patch before they closed for the season and I hadn't purchase any pumpkins) but on Friday night I went out grocery shopping and was able to get...

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Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

On Friday night, while Sean and I enjoyed a lovely night out at our favorite Italian restaurant, our teens babysat and carved pumpkins with their younger siblings. This year's Saint-O-Lanterns are repeats from past years, but they wanted to go with a patriotic and...

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Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

.: Our 2019 Saint-O-Lanterns :.St. Elizabeth of Hungaryby Twinkle Toes+ + + + + + +Country Churchby Chiquita+ + + + + + +St. GeorgePatron of Knightsby Snuggles (and Mom)+ + + + + + +St. Therese at Carmelby Rose+ + + + + + +St. Joan of Arcby Bud (and Dad)You...

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Saint-O-Lanterns

Saint-O-Lanterns

.: Our 2017 Saint-O-Lanterns :.Our Lady of Fatimaby Ranger + + + + + + +St. Elizabeth of Hungary's Roseby Twinkle Toes+ + + + + + +Holy Innocentsby Chiquita+ + + + + + + Immaculate Heart of Maryby Rose and Chiquita+ + + + + + +St. Andrew's Fishby Captain and Bud+ + +...

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Carving Our 2017 Saint-O-Lanterns

Carving Our 2017 Saint-O-Lanterns

This year, following a field trip to the working farm and pumpkin patch, we ended up with lots of tiny pumpkins to carve. The kids went back to the farm last Sunday afternoon to go through their giant corn maze and brought back one more, much larger, pumpkin to carve...

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Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

.: Our 2014 Saint-O-Lanterns :.St. Luke's Oxby Captain+ + + + + + + Prayer at Valley Forgeby Ranger+ + + + + + + St. Margaret of Scotlandby Twinkle Toes (with a little help from Mom)+ + + + + + + Journey to Bethlehemby Chiquita(with a little help...

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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.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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