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Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,
Linking with the ladies from Suscipio
Moments of Gratitude
:: a sunset rosary walk
:: hearing from my daughter-in law to be, about her pregnancy
:: trying to grasp the privilege of being a grandparent
:: imagining my oldest as a father–a joy I never thought I’d see
:: witnessing so much restoration by the Lord in my life
:: thanking Him every day for saving my life as a young woman–physically and spiritually
:: giving me a chance to live it to the full
:: for young families
:: babies in danger of abortion today
:: priests and religious
:: the one Holy Catholic Church
:: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Around the House
I think I’m having a grandmother’s version of ‘the clean nest syndrome’. For the last two weeks I’ve been working on organizing the old schoolroom: closet, books, old papers, hard to part with memories. Somehow, I have to keep the old memories and make room for new ones yet to be made.
I couldn’t get over the fact that the room where my son learned his Bible verses, and math problems…will be the baby’s guest room.
In the Kitchen
My sister had a cleaning bout as well. She sifted through all her small kitchen appliances and gave me a Rice Cooker and Steamer she’s only used once. After a little ‘how to’ internet search, I was amazed what it can do, and now I’m looking to use it for preparing steamed vegetables, tofu, brown rice, polenta, pilafs, chili, soup and bean dishes.
And of course this will involve a new cookbook The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook
How important the kitchen is in establishing a home and family and how foreign that is to so many young women I meet.
They say they’ve had role models for their career, but no idea how to guard the family hearth.
Then I share with them how I wasn’t born with that gene either and I had a mom who, at 88, still runs the ravioli show every Christmas.
With prayer…it can be a learned art.
Around the Web
:: Mulieris Dignitatem The Dignity and Vocation of Women,
Pope John Paul II, 1988
Mary was not only Jesus’ Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for the body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in our thoughts and deeds.
—via ~ EWTN Religious Catalogue