Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All Saints Day!

Update: Fabulous day! Mass this morning with a full house. Breakfast with many in the hall; some I didn't meet: for instance, the wonderful lady in the front pew with 3 boys and a baby girl-and another on the way. She left before Mrs. Curley and I could meet her. We hope she comes back ... The children made their saint presentations: St. Isaac Jogues, St. Nino, St. Giles, St. Therese, and many more. We ended with the rosary and then talked and talked. It is wonderful being Catholic! Happy All Saints Day!

Mass this morning, followed by breakfast at the parish and a celebration including: a parade of saints (our children dress as saints and make presentations), games, and good friends. It doesn't get much better than this on earth....

1 comment:

Long-Skirts said...


In the gold mouth
Of the morning,
I knead the bread
From wheat.

Mix broccoli, bacon
In wooden bowl,
Add raisins
Sugared sweet.

A Burgundy wine
From His own grape,
Marinating beef,
Will seep.

Then later boil
Egg noodles, white,
Pile in a
Buttered heap.

Chocolate cake,
Oh, what a gift,
Cocoa bean!

All day prepared,
And used His cloth,
From cotton plant,
To clean.

The guests all gather,
Toast the Feast,
We pray, we laugh
And eat,

Then with our coffees,
Outside, crisp,
Round fire
Take a seat.

For this is a Feast Day,
In November,
No bother, cold,
No grief.

And to top it off,
We have some smokes
From His glorious
Tobacco leaf!

Then fire’s flames
Faint to a glow…
Some stare
As it looses its might,

While others sigh,
For sleep is nigh…
And smoke streams into the black-silk…
Of His night.