"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lord, Make me an Instrument...

First Days of School...
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. 

                                                                                                                         ~ St. Frances of Assisi



Conductor opens his Schultutes

A "Schultüte" or School Cone:  Parents in Germany & Austria present these decorated "cones" to help make the first day of school a little sweeter.  It's traditionally filled with toys, chocolate, candies, school supplies,...
Butterfly displays her school "supplies"