Today, of course, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. Here is part of what I posted last year:
I’ve been looking for printables and activities for my own kids (well, at least one will still color and the like!) I found a couple of things.
The first is a little “mini-coloring book.” It is 3 pages. Find it here
Here is another, from the Daughters of Saint Paul. Here are the conditions for use:
“When copies are made for an educator as part of a systematic learning program in a non-profit educational institution, up to thirty copies may be made without obtaining special permission from Pauline Books and Media, subject to the following conditions:
1. the copies are provided free of charge;
2. the copyright notice must be visible on each copy;
3. no more than three pages are copied at one time;
4. no commercial use of the copies is made.”
Here is the link:
We will celebrate Mary’s “heavenly birthday” with cake, of course.
What else can I say about this feast? I think I said last year that it is such a hopeful feast. It inspires hope that one day we too will find ourselves being brought into heaven.
Earlier this week, my friend, Cathy, brought her kids over because her mother was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. It is a scary, touch-and-go time for her mother. She is not doing well at all. Please pray for Cathy, her mother and all of their family.
Before Cathy called to see if she could bring the kids, I’d gone to wallyworld to pick up a few things and remembered (yay!) that I had nothing for dinner, so I decided I’d best think of something before we left and get what I needed. I decided on meatloaf and headed over to the meat department. The ground beef seemed to come in tiny packages or huge ones. It would have been best to buy a couple of smaller packages, but for some “inexplicable” reason, I grabbled the large one. 5.5 lbs! Then I grabbled a pound of sausage and a few other things and left. I was chuckling to myself about how huge the meatloaf would be if I used all of the meat. Turns out, of course, that I needed a huge one! I did mix all of the meat and had plenty of dinner for 12 of us. I think my Guardian Angel was in on this one!
I love seeing my table full!
We went to the performance again last night and I have a few pictures to share with you.