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October 7

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world. Pope Blessed Pius IX

Our table centrepiece was.. still is…a rose from the garden, for Our Lady; rosary beads (of course!) and some Catholic History Readers ~ so the kids could refresh their memories re the Battle of Lepanto.

No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary:
either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary.
Bishop Hugh Doyle

And we have this pic as one of our computer backgrounds.

The Rosary is in a certain sense the typical prayer of the Christian family…. In reciting the Rosary, the domestic church savours its own unity, enjoys the sharing of affections, is elevated to the contemplation of the divine, places its own needs, concerns and the conquests of daily living in this higher dimension. (Pope John Paul II)

Dh and I went to Mass at seven in the morning. In our parish church ~ Our Lady of the Rosary. Very fitting!

The kids and I went to Mass in the Extraordinary From in the cathedral in the city at four pm. Then hung out at Starbucks together, drinking coffee and shakes; eating cake and chatting.

Finally, home for a (late, as always) takeaway dinner with dh.

What a great way to celebrate the feast.

Although I notice a tendency to always celebrate feast days with food!

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