Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy cross,
you have redeemed the world.

How do we thank Him for loving us THIS much?

I took this picture with my cell phone last Good Friday at The Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, MD. We couldn't believe what we saw.....

His light shines always-even in the darkest moments.

Remembering His Passion today.....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Week

Just a few more books I am using for Holy Week!

A tradition in my family, as far back as I can remember, is that my father would make crosses out of the palms we received at Palm Sunday Mass. He'd give them to each of us and say, "Peace be with you." These crosses were always special, but never as special as they have become in recent years. My father's health has been declining the past 4 years, so each Palm Sunday I'd wonder if this would be the last year he would be able to make these. I have kept every one these past handful of years and I am so grateful I did. My dad didn't make them this year. I suspected he wouldn't be able to. So I checked the special place that I have been keeping most of them and there they were; a whole drawer full of them, a little treasure-trove! My heart felt so good when I saw these. I will always cherish them! Here are just a few, made by my Daddy's hands....