Monday, August 20, 2007

A Meeting of Catholic Homeschoolers... my house, this morning.

We talked about the Assumption; about the Transfiguration and read about and participated in Reader's Theatre related to the recent Feast day of Blessed Mary Makillop.

Morning tea was shared. A lot of yummy food! Probably too much for we calorie conscious mothers ( yes, diet and exercise was part of the adult discussion!). And I made pikelets , an Aussie food in honour of the Aussie saint.

Some kids worked on the life cycle of a monarch buttefly ( metamorphosis - a scientifc example of transfiguration??). Alexander did a little research on the roots and meaning of the word Transfiguration.

Definition. Root Latin; Trans, meaning across, & figura, meaning shape, form, or picture.

Noun. 1. A striking change in appearance, character, or circumstance, a
2. A change made so as to exalt or glorify.

St. John Damascene Homily on the Transfiguration,
It was not of tents that the Master consituted thee [Peter ] the orderer, but of the Universal Church. Thy disciples, THY SHEEP, which the Good Shepherd entrusted to thee as head, have fulfilled thy desire [to make tents on the Mount of Transfiguration]. They have raised one tent to Christ, one to Moses and Elias, and NOW WE celebrate our feasts HERE.

Other children began work on a notebook of Our Lady - making a cover, working on a page/entry for the Assumption, their choice. We hope to add to this notebook throughout the year, as the Feast days of Our Lady are celebrated during the liturgical year.

I think it is a good thing for all ages to come together and celebrate the Feast days, our life in the Church.

And very good for we homeschooling mothers to share our journey.


Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Sounds like a busy and great day!

Leonie said...

It was fun! How are you, Maria? You've been in my thoughts...