Tag: liturgical year

King of kings

Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King. It is also the last Sunday of the Church Year. Prayer to Christ the King O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee to be the King of the universe: all that has been made is created for Thee. Exercise over me all Thy sovereign rights.…

Christmas in Sweden – Paper Dali ebook

This year, we have had lots of fun with the free historical dolls created by Vee at Paper Dali. Just in time for celebrating Christmas, Vee has released her very first ebook: Christmas in Sweden. Christmas in Sweden is an exclusive 30-page, downloadable paper doll set. For just $10, you get color and black-and-white PDFs…

All Souls

Marie & Byard Gaulene; Frederick Robert, Amelie & Althee Duplantier; Christopher & Elizabeth Mengis; Carol Lorraine Mengis; Crozet & Peggy Duplantier; James Tolhurst; Carol Tolhurst; Herbert James & Marie Tolhurst; Peter & Rose Grivas; Bobby, Leon & Robert Louis Duplantier; Eddie Pugh; Chris & Marie Mengis; Fr. Michael Alchediak, S.J.; Fr. Bernard Tonnar, S.J.; Jack…

Let us invoke the Saints

Father, All-Powerful and ever-living God, today we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Halloween & Catholic tradition

Believe it or not, this is one of my high-hitting posts, especially around this time of year. So, I am reposting for 2009: As a child growing up in New Orleans, my Halloweens were well-grounded in Catholic tradition. It all started the weekend before. The car was loaded with buckets, scrub brushes, and brooms. Some…

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa’s Bookmark Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices. Read about the life of St. Teresa as presented by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus.

Pray the Rosary . . .

. . . especially today, the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary! For many years, we had this bumper sticker on our autos. I must admit, it didn’t always elicit a good response from other drivers. Our family has been saying the rosary together each night for over 10 years. We do miss…

Links of the month — October

October is filled liturgical celebrations. It is also filled with special days for our family. October 1 is our oldest daughter’s birthday, and October 18 is our wedding anniversay. Her Baptism was on our 1 year anniversary. The following links will help you celebrate October with your family: Faith Filled Days: October Catholic Cuisine: Recipes…

Sanctus Archángelus

Thanks to Is Anybody There? for this original version of the Prayer to St. Michael by Pope Leo XIII (1886) Sanctus Míchael Archángelus Prínceps gloriosíssime caeléstis milítiae, sancte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proelio advérsus príncipes et potestátes, advérsus mundi rectóres tenebrárum harum, contra spirituália nequítiae in caeléstibus. Veni in auxílium hóminum, quos Deus ad…

Getting ready for the Assumption

The more we are sinners, the more she has tenderness and compassion for us. — Saint John Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars If you are looking for some creative ways to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with your family, visit Shower of Roses. Jessica has compiled some wonderful activities and ideas including story…

Feast of Mary, Queeen of Carmel

On July 16, 1251 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel appeared to St. Simon Stock and gaves him the scapular promise: “Whosoever dies clothed with this habit shall be saved from eternal fire.” Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Our Lady of Mount Carmel O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of…

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Today is the double Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. It is also the close of the Pauline Year. Visit EWTN to learn more about these two great saints: St. Peter — First Pope and Prince of the Apostles St. Paul — Apostle of the Gentiles, Martyr, Missionary, Mystic, Great Theologian Almighty God, whose blessed…

Sacred Heart coloring page

The Year of the Priest logo, when printed, makes an excellent coloring page for today’s Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today is also the opening of the Year of the Priest, so its appropriate on all levels. Enjoy!

Most Holy Trinity

Father, You sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three persons, You reveal yourself in the depths of our being, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. Grant…

Cake decorating for June

If you like cake decorating, you’ll love this Faith & Family blog post on creative cakes for upcoming feasts. There are two great ideas for the June feasts of the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts. Many years ago, when my oldest was about 10, we had 4-H group and did lots of cake decorating. I think…

Links of the month — June

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Benedict XVI has declared June 19, 2009-2010 as a Year of the Priest. This special year will open on the 2009 feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Links for the Year of the Priest will be updated throughout the year with resources to…

Prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit

The very first novena was said by the apostles when, on the occasion of His Ascension, Our Lord directed them to return to Jerusalem, pray, and wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. After nine days of prayer “. . . a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and…

Divine Mercy coloring page

Once again, many thanks to Charlotte for another great coloring page and just in time for Sunday’s Feast of Divine Mercy. Words of Jesus to St. Faustina: Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel,…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

God our Father, you sent Saint Patrick to preach your glory to the people of Ireland. By the help of his prayers, may all Christians proclaim your love to all men. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and…

Children’s Stations of the Cross

My longtime online friend Jennifer, at Family in Feast and Feria, has just posted some updates on her popular Stations of the Cross for children. She now has 3 .pdf versions available for download: paginated to create a booklet; landscape with one station per page; and landscape with 2 stations per page. These are wonderful…

A King Cake for Twelfth Night

The Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night, is celebrated on January 6 marking the arrival of the Three Kings at the birthplace of Our Savior. The king cake, baked in honor of the Magi, is traced back to several different cultures. In Latin America a figure representing the Christ Child is placed…

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Prayer of Pope John Paul II December 8, 2003 Queen of peace, pray for us! Our gaze is directed toward you in great fear, to you do we turn with ever-more insistent faith in these times marked by many uncertainties and fears for the present and future of our planet. Together we lift our confident…

Advent – Week 2

We prepare this week by stepping up the longing. We move through this week by naming deeper and more specific desires. Each morning this week, if even for that brief moment at the side of our beds, we want to light a second inner candle. We want to let it represent “a bit more hope.”…