The feast day of St Joseph.
We have our large statue as part of our dining table centrepiece.
We prayed at Latin Mass.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by the merits of the Spouse of Thy most holy Mother, so that what we cannot obtain of ourselves, may be given to us through his intercession.
Sanctissime Genitricis tuae Sponsi, quaesumus, Dominie, meritis adjuvemur: ut, quod possibilitas nostra non obtinet, ejus nobis intercessione donetur
Shared a coffee with a the kids and a friar, for the anniversary of his simple vows.
Went to Women’s Group from our parish after work, a meeting I organised to be held at a coffee shop at a local shopping centre ( of course, where else would I organise this? ). We talked about our Lent so far, our thoughts, our laughter, our things that need prayer, our questions ( do you fast on the feast day of St Joseph? As if!). I left money at home for takeaway pizza for dinner for dh and the kids ( feasting on the feast of St Joseph) and some purple ( purple for Saint Joseph) wrapped chocolate for them all for dessert.
Came home after ten pm, randomly selected an activity from our Lenten basket , to do with the kids. Writing meanings for REDEMPTION. I wrote down suggestions, in pink ( since we have Laetare Sunday, rose vestments, this weekend. My mind makes weird connections). And dealt with some resistance from two of the kids, who think mum’s activities are dumb ( well, they are, but sometimes it is the little dumb things that we do that make memories, that hold us together…I think..).
Finished the night with emails I had promised to send, with prayer and with Stargate Atlantis. And exhaustion – I had such a busy day of ( lack of sleep, can’t sleep well right now..) work prep, weeding, mopping, sweeping, laundry, working out, work at my Kumon centre, parent meetings at work – and then all the above to celebrate!