"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Violin Recital

On Saturday, May 14, Bernadette participated in her second violin recital. She played the Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar. This is the first year that she is playing the violin and she is thoroughly enjoying it.

On more than one occasion, my eldest daughter has lamented the fact that I record her and her sister during their recitals, rather than when they are practicing and relaxed. She claims (correctly) that they play better when they are not performing.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

round button chicken

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~


My husband gave me these red roses for Mother's Day.


My youngest son is always happy to vacuum the stairs. I wonder what he would do if I did something like this to them.


Yes, that is a dragonfly on my son's nose. I am learning not to ask questions about some things that my sons do.


Yes, she did fall asleep with her hand in the cereal bag. No, she is not allowed to eat cereal straight from the bag. No, she is not allowed to eat in the living room. Unfortunately, my boys broke one of our kitchen cupboard doors this week, making the cereal very easily accessible.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Ven. Pope Pius XII Speaks to Mothers

Yesterday, Fr. Berg, the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, visited our parish and offered Mass for Good Shepherd Sunday. Before beginning his sermon, he wished all of the mothers a happy Mother's Day, quoting a little bit from Pope Pius XII. This morning my curiosity got the best of me and I did a Google search for Pope Pius XII and mother. The first document that popped up was Pope Pius XII Speaks to Mothers: Allocution of Pope Pius XII 'DAVANTI A QUESTA' translated by Canon G.D. Smith. I have printed Ven. Pope Pius XII's allocution and am looking forward to reading it when I have a little time on my hands.

I hope that everyone had a happy Mother's Day.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Excerpt from the Blessing of the Font

The singing of the Sicut Cervus by our choir at the Easter Vigil took my breath away.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Lighting of the Easter Candle

I am happy to be able to watch the lighting of the Easter Candle at our parish. My two youngest children fell asleep before Mass began, so I stayed inside with them during the lighting of the Candle.
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