Sunday, October 28, 2012

Life for us this weekend


We are praying...
for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy
Our Father in Heaven,
through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Saint Jude,
spare us from all harm during this hurricane season,
and protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Saint Jude hasten to help us.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Sunday is Saint Jude's feast day, patron of impossible causes.

Outside my window...
Absolutely gorgeous fall weather, a little nippy in the shade, breezy, sunny, just a perfect day to spend outside and soak in the beauty.
I am thinking...
people around here seem to enjoy the day, take to the road, and totally forget how to drive or that they are not the only people on the road. (okay, rant over).
I am thankful...
for every day, every blessing, the roof over my head, my husband at my side, and the chance to spend my children's lives with them.
In the kitchen...
Trying to come up with ideas to bring to All Saints Party. So far we are making cheese cake bites. (well, Molly is making them). Black bean salad.
I am going...
to an All Saints Day party with our home school group.

Saints including Saint Cecilia & the Lily of the Mohawks, our new Saint Kateri
Saturday we enjoy another festival day at Kleb Woods
 it was in honor of Texas Archaeological Month.
I am wondering...
how face painting will go. It's our "job" at the All Saints Party.
Molly and Nicholas practiced today with some Catholic symbols.


Holy Spirit represented as a dove

Sacred Heart
Around the house...
my guest bathroom is now sporting a new color, a very blood shade of red, which is hard to get enough coats to not look like a Mexican restaurant. I love it.
A favorite quote/verse/prayer for today...
from Saint Gertrude the Great:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, 
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, 
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, 
for sinners everywhere,
 for sinners in the universal church, 
those in my own home and within my family. Amen.  

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Halloween, All Saints, All Souls, cemetery visits for poor souls in purgatory.
and catching up on school.
Something that made me chuckle...
During Sunday school, I was reviewing Catechism questions, and asked when was Jesus born.
J answered, "1926," with such confidence.
A peek into my day...

I pray you had a relaxing weekend, all recharged to face this week.
Saint Jude, pray for us.


  1. So glad you guys did face painting! That was my booth for several years until new babies and surgery and a move forced me to give it up. Plus my "partner" started the All Souls Chapel. So I'm happy it "resurrected!" Missing everyone this week; hope it's glorious!

    1. It's always glorious at the O'Briens, isnt it? Huge turn out, so many families I didn't know. All kids were precious.
      Your family was missed.
      What a gift the O'Briens give to Bol each year.
      Face painting was fun, my teens did most of the work so I could chase Lilly.