I don’t have a lot of fancy table cloths and dishes, and I don’t have any other Mary statue besides this one, which is very dear to me, because my best friend’s mother gave it to me, and she has passed away since. She is a Saint in heaven, I’m sure of it. This photo (above) was taken on September 24th, when we celebrated Mary, Our Lady of Mercy. I hadn’t prepared a whole lot, so we just had little graham crackers and a warm herbal tea with honey. I read the reflections in Mondays with Mary to the boys. I then prayed and sang the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song in the living room while the children played. I love this prayer when it is spoken, but especially when it is sung. That link will take you where you can listen to it, and purchase the CD if you like. I highly recommend it. Whenever I play this prayer, I feel like peace comes into my soul and home.
My mother made this tea top. (Haha, I’m leaving that typo. Tea pot is what I meant, but it does have a lovely top, don’t you think?) It’s so perfect for our liturgical tea time celebrations. I am a big St. Thérèse fan (if you hadn’t already noticed), and so I am browsing Shower of Roses, to find little creative ways to celebrate St. Thérèse this Saturday, on October 1st. We are having a special Saint Thérèse luncheon. The boys don’t really know all that much about her, so I will read them her story on page 22 of Book of Saints Part 2. We will have some rosy colored sweet drink and a special dessert.
What are you doing to celebrate Our Lady and the Saints?
If you plan on having a special tea or celebration in honor of St. Thérèse this Saturday, please take a lot of pictures and blog about it. Then I will set up a link-up so we can all share our ideas. If you plan to participate, please grab the code below and post it on your blog so we can have as many participants as possible. Thank you!