Sunday of the Rose

Sunday of the Rose

These praises and prayersI lay at your feet. O Virgin of virgins, O Mary, most sweet.Be you my true guideThrough this pilgrimage here,And stand by my sideWhen death draweth near.Amen.The feast of the Ascension of Our Lord was transferred to Sunday in our...

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Our Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

Our Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God.Mark 16:19 In Cooking for Christ, Florence Berger writes about the tradition in some areas of picnicking on hilltops to celebrate the Feast of the...

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Our 2013 Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

Our 2013 Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

It was a beautiful day yesterday so as soon as Sean got home from work we grabbed a blanket and climbed the hill behind our home for our annual Ascension Thursday picnic dinner.  .: Our Picnic Menu :.Curried Chicken Salad SandwichesChinese Chicken Salad(It is...

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Ascension Pancakes

Ascension Pancakes

In addition to our Ascension Thursday Picnic, we also celebrated the feast of the Ascension this weekend with Ascension Pancakes using our favorite recipe for homemade Buttermilk Pancakes.  I actually did not eat any of them (I'm trying really hard to cut back on...

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Ascension Thursday Picnic ~ 2010

Ascension Thursday Picnic ~ 2010

~ Our Picnic Menu ~Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches(It is traditional to eat some sort of bird since Jesus "flew" to heaven.)Strawberries & Grapes(The fruit represents Christ, the first fruit of all men.)Cream Puffs(Symbolizing the clouds that were in the...

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Ascension Thursday Picnic

Ascension Thursday Picnic

In honor of Ascension Thursday (which technically has been moved to Sunday in our diocese) we had a picnic dinner on our hill outback! I didn't have a chance to go to the grocery store prior to our picnic so I made do with what I had in the kitchen, but no one seemed...

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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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