Tonight, we'll make St. Andrew Scones (with x's on the top, of course) from the recipe at Catholic Cuisine (altho I'll probably change them slightly and will post our version tonight).
moving again ...
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All powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
|Dh's patron for the year -- ironic since St. Albert is patron of scientists, philosophers and theology students!|
|BamBam got St. Dominic|
|String Bean drew St. Margaret of Hungary (whose feast day is the same as LegoManiac's bday!)|
|Lego Maniac drew Pius V -- interesting since LM has always thought the whole Battle of Lepanto thing was cool!|
|I drew St. Rose of Lima -- my high school's patron and she's also patron saint of needleworkers and World Youth Day 2011!|
We've also chosen our theme for the next year ... which starts tomorrow: CHARITY will be the buzz-word around here with scripture verses, magisterial teaching, and other quotes on Charity being learned throughout the year. "CHARITY" in it's Catholic sense meaning full self-giving because each of us is a child of God, or as defined in the Catechism (1844):
The first quote we'll learn is from St. Albert the Great (which is also on dh's patron saint holy card):
This is the picture we have up in the dining room (right above the altar) so that we can remember it ... memorize it ... own it and use it in our daily lives!
In the schoolroom, we'll be prepping for Christmas by doing a unit based on Dickens' Christmas novels (there were 5!) and learning all about the Victorian era and work toward celebrating a Dickensian Christmas (with, of course, a Catholic slant!). I'll be posting our Advent unit study as we go ... including recipes, crafts, decorations and gifts that we'll create as we learn how Dickens' view of Christmas permanently changed the way most folks looked on Christmas. Here's a quote which sums up Dickens' idea of Christmas: