This year I think a lot of people are looking at a very different, unique Easter time. On a church related blog that I run, we’re sharing items that some of us ladies make and sell in an effort to not only connect with each other in support but also to provide some “pretty things” made locally to fill those Easter baskets or bring some cheer to someone. Below are some images of the chalk painted jars with flowers and lotion bars I’ve been making over this past year, as well as botanical print cards from drawings I did. If you are “local” and are interested in either of these items, please fill out the contact form and let me know 🙂
This is a great idea for Lent. I’m excited about ordering a batch of these Rosary Booklets made by Nancy at Do Small Things With Love. I’m also excited to get the Lenten reflection coloring pages to go along with each day in Lent… I think it will help me slow down and take time each day to pray the Rosary with my family, and spend some quiet time with God….
The Rosary booklets are $8 each for a hardcopy/printed booklet. If you order 2, it’s only $15. And you get the coloring book pages too! Sweet!
Jessica from Shower of Roses shared a delicious sounding way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday today. I’m always behind with the novena and everything leading up to this very special day, so I appreciate it when I can see a simple way to get our children’s attention and incorporate the meaning and history of Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is a link to her post on her website. Always a great resource!
I just saw this post from Tracy at Our Simple Homestead about how they incorporate the meaning of Easter – Christ rising from the dead – into their Easter Egg Hunt. I thought her ideas were great and am going to try to incorporate these verses and symbols into our Easter. Thanks Tracy!
We used to do this all the time at home with my parents. My dad is about half Polish. I remember him taking our Easter basket of newly stuffed sausages and eggs, some wine and some bread to our priest on Holy Saturday for a blessing. I think we were the only ones doing it then!
Some Easter traditions and recipes found on Delishably.
We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.
I hadn’t heard of Wednesday being called “Spy Wednesday” before this year. But what I learned is that it’s called that because this is the day that Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver to spy on Jesus, which led to his betrayal. There are some recipes and activities geared around this particular day, and this is one that I am hoping to make and do today. Here is a description of it from a beautiful blog I just found today as well, Catholic Cuisine:
“Judasas” are served with honey at breakfast in Czechoslovakia. These are breakfast cakes of twisted dough, made to look like rope, suggesting the fate of Judas the Betrayer, who “went and hanged himself” in remorse after he had identified Jesus to His enemies. Honey is considered a preventive against disaster (Easter the World Over by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley, 1971, p. 58).
Wow, I was just reminded this morning about Family in Feast and Feria – a great website for solid Catholic resources. Today they posted a set of resources for Holy Week, including prayers, crafts, reflections, activities and planning for the week and Easter. I’m excited to share this with you!