Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Liturgical Year Calendar: Easter Cycle


Have you seen the latest set of Liturgical Year Calendars yet?!?

These gorgeous calendars are packed full of meaning and such an excellent aid in teaching children all about the feasts and seasons of the traditional liturgical year. 

This second set includes five posters for the Easter Cycle. If you don't have it yet, you can sign up for a subscription to receive four calendars every three months from Sophia Institute Press, or you can just order the Easter Cycle to try it out.  

For those who prefer to print their own, digital access is available to Members over at Liturgy of the Home. Members will also have access to Companion Guidebooks, Coloring pages for all the Saints, Sunday Gospels, and Feasts, as well as Monthly Dedication Images with sung hymn, text and audio recording! 

"With these posters your family can visualize what the Church asks us to meditate upon during Septuagesima: the Fall, the Flood, and Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac. Lent is shown framed by the wood of the Cross, reaching its spiritual climax in Holy Week and the Triduum. See the events of Our Lord’s Passion presented alongside the elegant liturgical traditions of Tenebrae and the Altar of Repose. Then, depicted in brilliant white, see our Risen Lord – walk with Him as He shows Himself to his disciples during Easter. Accompany Him through the seven weeks of Easter, see Him ascend to Heaven, and thrill and delight at the Vigil of Pentecost."

I purchased the Wooden Poster Hanger from Sophia Institute Press and have been using that to hang our calendars.We will probably trim and glue the two Lent and the two Easter posters, connecting them together, before hanging them up for each season. Aren't they gorgeous?!?

Each set of calendars comes with A Companion Guide. Sophia Institute Press also offers a corresponding Liturgical Year Coloring Book as well. 

"Each day the calendars feature a Saint, feast, or feria of that day – including the commemorated saints featured in niches or coves. Themes from the breviary and from Dom Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are woven throughout the imagery for each week. All of the information contained in the genius of the liturgy is there for you to see: fast days, the class of feast, even the color of vestments the priest will wear in the liturgy are all available at a glance. The images of the saints are taken from medieval and classical art traditions and are represented together in such a way as to show the communion of the saints in our daily lives. With these calendars on the wall, you will never forget a saint’s feast day again!"

Friday, February 11, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Craft

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!  

It seems like just yesterday that I helped our oldest four with this sweet craft in honor of Our Lady...

Fourteen years later, I spent some time this afternoon helping our current four year old make it today! It's such a simple craft and turns out lovely. 


Charlotte's is perfect! I printed it at 75%.

Construction Paper and Scissors
Last time we used yellow and brown. This time we went with blue and black

Tissue Paper 
Crumple up little pieces to glue down as flowers and leaves. 


Glitter (Optional)
Back in 2008 we used gold glitter for Our Lady's halo. 
I only had clear glitter this time so we used it to surround Our Lady. 

Ever Immaculate Virgin Mother of Mercy, Health of the sick, refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; look with mercy on me. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors; and already many sufferers have obtained the cure for their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests. Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share your glory. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, ora pro nobis! 

Friday, February 4, 2022

Preserve the Latin Mass Petition

From the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter:

"We are happy to support an online petition in favor of the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments. This petition to the Holy Father is respectful and charitable in tone and will no doubt be seen by many bishops, priests, and laity from around the world. We encourage you to go the website to sign the petition. To do more, you can ask ten of your friends, family members, and fellow parishioners to do the same!"

Please click over to Preserve the Latin Mass