I can't recommend enough the practice of reading to your children, and this is a great place to start. The book is fun & educational, the illustrations are excellent, and it does a wonderful job of sharing the beauty and wonder of the mass in a relatable way.
I decided to renew my consecration to Mary this month leading up to the Presentation of Mary in November. This time I'm using the "Total Consecration through the Mysteries of the Rosary" by Fr. Ed Broom. I came across this reflection on the Visitation to St. Elizabeth, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
November 21st is the feast of the Presentation of Mary, the day Anne and Joachim offered her to the Lord just as Mary and Joseph did with Jesus. For centuries, Catholics have been encouraged to consecrate themselves to Mary because Mary is the surest and quickest path to Jesus. It is common practice to arrange the period of preparation (typically 33 days) so as to land on a Marian feast day. I cannot speak highly enough of this noble spiritual practice, but I'll leave it to St. Louis De Montfort, the author of the most thorough preparation literature ever written, to explain it best.
Eric and I took the boys camping this weekend along with a good friend of ours. We had an awesome weekend, and made some great memories. I wanted to share a few lessons I learned leading up to and during the weekend:
Last month I shared a personal story about How God Moves Us. I have been slowly working through a book that came out of that experience... I'm only on page 40, but each page is a goldmine.
The message is this: The Holy Spirit is essential to our Christian life and is needed to progress on the path on which God leads us. The Holy Spirit inspires, but we have to be disposed to notice and respond to these inspirations.
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