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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February & St. Valentine Decor

Do you know the history of St. Valentine's Day?

Similar to St. Patrick's Day, it is now celebrated in the secular realm.  It is primarily celebrated with cards, chocolates, roses and romantic meals...and all these exchanges occur with your special someone, your love, your spouse or friends or children.



Cupid is also a symbol of the sweetheart day.  In Latin, cupid means Amor or Love.  Roman and Greek methology have a Cupid and Eros.


In Holy Scripture, Angels (or messengers) are mentioned several times.  And in Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas describes the Nine Choirs of Angels.
Catholic Online describes them very nicely here.



Angels and cherubs are scattered throughout my home, not just in February, but all year long.  I love them.



I remember exchanging Valentine Cards in grade school.  It was both fun and embarrassing for me at the same time.



This year, I received this little card from an acquaintance at my parish.  It was such a kind and sweet gesture.  I admit I was a little annoyed when she passed the cards (one each for my daughters as well) to me, because it was seconds before Mass was to begin.


Once I saw what was gifted to me and my loved ones, I was humbled and struck with a certain joy.

Sometimes, little acts of kindness can melt a hardened heart.

"In the silence of the heart, God speaks..."   ~ St. Mother Teresa



Anyway, now that February is at its final day...I extend to you all a very Happy VALentine's....From: Me  To:  YOU!

XO,





Friday, February 3, 2017

My Resolutions, My Gifts

Last Year, 2016, I had an Epiphany to use the New Year to resolve to do better, and make a change for the better.  The Epiphany is when the Magi set out to find the Christ Child...Following the path to Christ.  That's what resolutions ultimately are...



So as I set out this New 2017 Year, I resolve to do my best to search out Christ in everything and everyone and follow Him in every way, bringing Him my gifts.