Friday, March 20, 2009

Of St Joseph

The feast day of St Joseph.

We have our large statue as part of our dining table centrepiece.

We prayed at Latin Mass.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by the merits of the Spouse of Thy most holy Mother, so that what we cannot obtain of ourselves, may be given to us through his intercession.

Sanctissime Genitricis tuae Sponsi, quaesumus, Dominie, meritis adjuvemur: ut, quod possibilitas nostra non obtinet, ejus nobis intercessione donetur

Shared a coffee with a the kids and a friar, for the anniversary of his simple vows.

Went to Women's Group from our parish after work, a meeting I organised to be held at a coffee shop at a local shopping centre ( of course, where else would I organise this? ). We talked about our Lent so far, our thoughts, our laughter, our things that need prayer, our questions ( do you fast on the feast day of St Joseph? As if!). I left money at home for takeaway pizza for dinner for dh and the kids ( feasting on the feast of St Joseph) and some purple ( purple for Saint Joseph) wrapped chocolate for them all for dessert.

Came home after ten pm, randomly selected an activity from our Lenten basket , to do with the kids. Writing meanings for REDEMPTION. I wrote down suggestions, in pink ( since we have Laetare Sunday, rose vestments, this weekend. My mind makes weird connections). And dealt with some resistance from two of the kids, who think mum's activities are dumb ( well, they are, but sometimes it is the little dumb things that we do that make memories, that hold us together...I think..).

Finished the night with emails I had promised to send, with prayer and with Stargate Atlantis. And exhaustion - I had such a busy day of ( lack of sleep, can't sleep well right now..) work prep, weeding, mopping, sweeping, laundry, working out, work at my Kumon centre, parent meetings at work - and then all the above to celebrate!


Chris said...

Did you do the REDEMPTION activity that night or the next morning? You are so much fun. I loved running through the caulderon fountain today. It is fantastic to have unexpected escapades with you (big and small).

Leonie said...

We did it last night, about 10.30 pm! lol! Homeschooling at all hours..I dodn't know it was called the caulderon fountain, love your fun attitude, loved the runnhing through the water, we were drenched!...we have so much fun homeschooling, don't we? :-)

Chris said...

We sure do. Wet or dry! I think it is fantastic that our children can see examples of their parents loving life to the max and joining in with exuberance.

molly said...

I love your large statue of St Joseph. We have a very lg. one outside in the garden, but our inside one is only 12". Sort of sad looking:(

Leonie said...

The only large statues we have are this one of St Joseph and two of St Anthony of Padua - one in this house, the other we left for thye two sons in Adelaide. Love to see a pic of ypur garden statue.