~ Completed Garden of the Good Shepherd Calendar~
I still need to take a picture of the homemade Garden of the Good Shepherd Posters, which a couple of the children made this Easter season using Charlotte's printables!
Our Windsock also made a nice decoration for Pentecost!
~ White treats after Mass on "Whitsunday" ~
White Powdered Sugar Donuts
Vanilla Steamers made in our Cocoa-Latte Maker
(ours is no longer available, similar to this)
~ Pentecost Salads for with Dinner~
Twelve Fruit Salad in honor of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit
This year our salad included: Kiwi, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Red Grapes, Green Grapes, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Oranges, Grapefruit, and Apple.
"Tongues of Fire" Spinach Salad
A little "white" reminder of the Trinity
I also served red potato salad with our barbecued Hamburgers and Hot dogs.
~ Our Cake for Pentecost ~
This year we opted for a white CHEESEcake instead of our usual white cake. I picked one up from Costco and just added the candles (representing Christ our Light and the 12 Apostles and their tongues of fire) and the Strawberries (representing the 12 Fruits and 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost). I was disappointed that the guy at Costco just threw it back in my cart resulting in a big crack, but other than that it worked wonderfully and was so delicious!
Rose was wondering just what all this was about. . . Perhaps next year she will be more interested in creating a "mighty wind" with her brothers and sisters!
Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience. Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.
Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits. Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. I ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.