Celebrating Saint Thomas Aquinas

Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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God has granted us so many gifts, yet the one gift that is oft forgotten is the gift of the Communion of Saints. This wonderful group of saints is just like us – funny, quirky, and even cranky. They made mistakes like us and had plenty of trials and tribulations. They have walked the road before and are our cheerleaders, cheering us on to cross the finish line into heaven to join them.  Celebrating life each day with the saints is celebrating life with the family God gave us; perfect patrons for every occasion and every vocation. We will never be lonely or lost with the help of our intercessors!

In our family, we turn to the saints on many occasions for help, guidance, or just a friend to cry with.  Of course, Jesus is there too, but one true and good friend never detracts from another.  Oh, you good saints of God, thank you for your help! [Read more...]

Celebrating Martinmas

Celebrating Martinmas

This Sunday we celebrated the feast of St. Martin of Tours, or Martinmas.

Making lanterns, and then going on a lantern walk, is one of the usual Martinmas traditions. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain, so we decided to stay inside. We had a great time making these paper lanterns. Even Aiden was able to participate (using a safety scissors with Grandma’s help, while I held my breath, ready to dial 911 in case he cut off a finger. You know, typical mom stuff).

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