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Thursday, May 23, 2013

~ phfr ~ Totally Terrific Tea Edition

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This Week I hosted a Mother & Daughter Tea with Mary...

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist came to our home and shared a little about their work and lives as Brides of Christ.  It was a lovely, lovely afternoon.


The tables were all set to a Marian theme...

she definitely can make a table pretty.

Little Lamb with Sister Mary Judith

Now, if that isn't a {happy} & joyous smile, I don't know what is!

An unknown dream was to have a harp in my home, it's such an elegant and peaceful musical instrument...my dream came true!

The lovely lady that played this heavenly instrument, had graciously agreed to play at our tea just days before, as I met her at my daughter's Confirmation reception...her niece was also Confirmed.  God is good and generous with his blessings!
{funny} how everyone wanted to help...so wonderful!!!  There were lots of helpful young maidens...and even a young gentleman to help with the details and behind the scene prep.
Conductor helped with set up & details

So, what is so {funny} about all this food?  Nothing, but it was sure {fun} to enjoy!  Just sorry I wasn't able to capture every delicious dish in photo form...
Sr. Mary Judith, O.P
I cannot believe the Sisters were {real}ly here in my home!
Sr. Maria Fatima, O.P
Sr. Mary Samuel Handwerker, O.P and founding member.
 Meet more of the Dominican Sisters, here.
(out of privacy for the young girls, I am limiting the amount of pictures shared here on my blog)
 The Dominican Sisters' visit was fun, happy, and real....
It was exciting, engaging and, OH, so lovely!!!!
Besides the exciting news of the Dominican Sisters making it to the finals on the American Bible Challenge!  The Season finale will air, TONIGHT, Thursday , May 23 at 9/8c!
The Sisters have so many wonderful opportunities & retreats to offer & grow in faith; we will be trying this new one for sure!
Also, some 'Fast Facts' about the Dominican Sisters:
  • Founded in 1997 with four Sisters
  • Grown to over 115 Sisters
  • Average age of the Sisters is 28
  • Average age of women who enter is 21
  • Sisters presently represent most of the States across America, and Provinces in Canada
And away they went....

Dear Sisters, we will keep you close in our prayers....
"Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You."
"Mary, Mother of Jesus, be my mother too."
"Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine."
"O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
"Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may love You forevermore."
~ prayer taken from Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
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  1. What a truly blessed day! You can really put together a liturgical feast; I am learning so much! I'm going to follow your links about these kind and gracious nuns. Your home was a convent for a day :-)

  2. Oh, what a wonderful thought: "a convent for a day"! Everyone was so delighted to visit with the Sisters...they are radiant with joy; it just permeates through their smiles and being.

  3. What a wonderful day it must have been. Thanx for sharing it and the photos with us. Those pictures of food are YUM ... especially the chocolates and the strawberries.

    God bless you and your family always.

    1. Chocolates and strawberries are two very good combinations...a wonderful day indeed! Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day...


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