Once again, a peasant skirt (with a faded navy tee). Are you noticing a theme? Maybe one day I'll squeeze into my fitted skirts and slacks again. I wore a cream colored cardigan at church, but I don't think it added anything to the outfit. Well, there's always next Sunday!
In more interesting news, we had our house blessed on Friday night! I think there were 50 of us here for a soup supper and great social time. Amazingly, it wasn't too crazy with all these dozens of kids! They were mostly in the backyard and upstairs. A few families started the evening with a backyard Stations of the Cross by candles and flashlights, which was really nice. We'll probably do that a few more times during Lent, and try to attend our parish Stations most Fridays.
For my Lenten reflection today, I'll share the polyphony we sung during Communion this morning, "Desidero Mi Jesu":
These beautiful Latin songs help to lift our souls unto Christ. The lyrics of this read:
"I desire, O my Jesus
That you would refresh me
On this the food of angels
Make me, my kind Jesus
Always worthily approach
To this divine repast.
Let this food a nutriment,
Let this drink a nourishment,
Be unto my soul.
Let it give grace while I breathe,
In my final agony,
Be it a pledge of future glory."
So many beautiful ancient hymns and prayers of our church speak the eloquent words that our hearts long to say to Our Lord. In our busy days of motherhood, singing and praying these can be our opportunity to lift our hearts to God when our earthly bodies can barely mutter "Abba."
Thank you for the gift of our Holy Church, O Heavenly Father. May we be united together during this Lenten season, in prayer, in fasting, in almsgiving, and in the sacraments. May our prayers and sacrifices for our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI allow him to be at peace during this time, and may our Cardinals, led by the Holy Spirit, be of one heart in choosing his successor.
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