Prayers for Day 7
From the Virtual St. Joseph Altar blog:
Back in the fall, Crozet made it onto the St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Baseball team. He is on the freshman team and the season is about to begin! We’ve had some indoor cage batting practices, and our opening showcase/picnic is just one week away.
Bats, gloves, caps, cleats! Quite a different deal for this dance mom but I’ll get the hang of it!
I’m ready! How ’bout you?
Happy Saint David’s Day! My grandmother, who was half Welsh, half Greek always observed Saint David’s Day! Saint David (c. 500–589) is the patron saint of Wales, and in Welsh he is reffered to as Dewi Sant.
The daffodil, the national flower of Wales, is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. Another traditional emblem of Wales, often associated with St. David’s Day but not as aromatic, is the leek.
From British Life and Culture: There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from foe. As Shakespeare records in Henry V, the Welsh archers wore leeks at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.
Read more on St. David at The Last Welsh Martyr.
Prayer for St. David’s Day
Straight from the Vatican:
The Virtual St. Joseph Altar BLOG is holding its 4th St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest!
March is the Month of St. Joseph and what better way to give him honor than with your very own St. Joseph Altar. Sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. There are certain guidelines that will help you get started, but remember, it’s your Altar and it should reflect you and your family. Our first home Altar was very simple: a cake, some cookies, and coloring pages by the kids! It’s a family affair, so be sure to get everyone involved.
The Feast Day will be here before you know it, so start planning!
To join in the celebration, simply make a blog post about your Altar. Include whatever details you like and of course, some pics. When you are done, link it here. Linking will begin on March 19 and continue till the end of the month.
Simple or extravagant, we want to see it! So come back on, or soon after, March 19 to link your Altar post. In the meantime, head to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar for all the info you need to get started planning your Altar.
Grab the button above for your blog, link it back to 4th St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest, and be sure to spread the word!
My very own Irving Berlin song! Thanks, Bob!
Put It on the List
By F.R. Duplantier
Have you seen the work I do
Bath soap and talcum powder,
If we need more peanut butter,
No, I didn’t buy
You can grin
If you’d write
I saw this at Saint Louis Catholic today:
Prayers For Benedict XVI–A Spiritual Bouquet is a web blog set up to create a spiritual bouquet for Pope Benedict XVI. Please spread the word.
What a great idea! The plan is to have the spiritual bouquet personally presented to him on Feb. 28 before he leaves the Chair of St. Peter vacant.
The 2013 Virtual St. Joseph Altar opens Tuesday and will remain open through the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph.
The Virtual St. Joseph Altar is my online version of the traditional Sicilian St. Joseph Altars of New Orleans. The first Virtual St. Joseph Altar went online in February of 1999.
There’s lot of other things to keep you busy: prayers, history, recipes, photos, links, and more. Don’t miss the mini 3d Virtual St. Joseph’s Altar craft.
Because of the continued prayers and support of so many, the Virtual St. Joseph Altar gets bigger and better each year!
I welcome the many faithful visitors who have been coming to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar since its very beginnings, and a warm welcome to those who are new to the Altar.
Thank you all for helping to spread devotion to St. Joseph. Viva San Guiseppe!
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