This past weekend we celebrated All Saints Day. We were blessed to be invited to a party where we could celebrate the lives of wonderful people who have gone before us. This is something we have done most years since beginning homeschooling and all my children look forward to it. Jay was to stay at home this year and help his Dad do the firebreaks on our property.
This year it was to be held at the Schoenstatt Shrine. When we arrived our children were greeted by Antoinette and then Sr Rebecca gave the children a little talk. Then they processed up to the shrine, where they prayed the Litany of the Saints, then asked for prayers from the saint that they had dressed up as, and they said a decade of the rosary.
Then all the children gathered back at Emilie House for the activities, then afternoon tea.
My activities were all thanks to Shower of Roses.
It is always a wonderful way to ask all these holy people in heaven to pray for us. They are so close to Our Lord in heaven and can intercede for us when we ask for their help. They lived such inspiring lives while they were on earth and are such beautiful people to use as a model for our own lives.