Thursday, August 24, 2017

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary: August 15th

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.  For more information and history about what this feast day is about, be sure to read my post at Peanut Butter & Grace blog titled, Celebrate the Assumption with Some History and Crafts. (I am now one of many contributing writers at Peanut Butter & Grace.  If you aren't familiar with them, be sure to visit their site and "Like" and follow Peanut Butter & Grace Facebook page.)

Here's how we celebrated the Assumption this year:

Our family went to morning Mass (and not only because it was a Holy Day of Obligation) and it was wonderful that my husband was able to attend with us and get to work a little late.  We sang beautiful Marian hymns and as always, it was a gift to receive the Eucharist at Mass and pray as a family and parish community.

After Mass our family headed over to Duck Donuts for a feast day treat.  Yes, those are maple glazed donuts with real bacon on top that my son chose to eat. Our dozen donuts didn't last long!

Then my younger 3 daughters did an Assumption craft with a printout from Holy Heroes.  I even got in on the fun this time and made my own picture.  Can you guess which one is mine? ;)

To close I wanted to share this absolutely beautiful and encouraging post from Ginny at Not So Formulaic titled 15 Marian Quotes Perfect for Catholic Mothers.  Thank you Ginny for this wonderful list of wisdom and inspiration!  I especially like the quote from St. Therese of Lisieux! :)

Motherhood isn't easy, and Satan loves to steal our joy. When you feel lonely, burdened, and worthless in your vocation, run to your Mother Mary. Here are 15 quotes perfect for Catholic moms.
 Photo Credit: Not So Formulaic

It was another beautiful, blessed feast day in the Church and the best part about it was that I was able to spend it with my family as we honored our Blessed Mother.

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Billie Jo said...

Such a beautiful way to celebrate my very favorite feast day of the year!
I love weekday mass with my family too.
And the doughnuts? An extra bonus!
Have a blessed and cozy weekend. : )

Hi Billie Jo!

I love that this is your favorite feast day! :) Thanks always for your visits and comments! Have a blessed weekend and homeschool year!

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