Liturgical Living At Home For Families: August edition

Feast day and liturgical season traditions help our kiddos understand the Faith in their everyday space in their everyday life. The symbols and colors of the Church during each liturgical season can be brought home in many ways. Foods, activities, crafts, the options are vast.

*What season? Ordinary Time

*Home altar color? Green

Upcoming Feast Days:

August 11- St. Clare: St. Clare was a dear friend of St. Francis of Assisi, and foundress of the Poor Clares. There are many neat things about her life, including the reason why she became the patroness of television even though she was born in the 1100s. However, one of the most spectacular is how she ran off an army simply by placing a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament on her convent’s wall. Today is a perfect day to visit Adoration, talk about the power of True Presence, and do a monstrance craft.

August 15- The ASSUMPTION of Mary: Our parish’s namesake! The celebration of the dogma that when Mary died, she was then assumed into Heaven, body and soul, one of precious few to receive that privilege. Celebrate the day Mary style: wear blue, pray a decade of the Glorious Mystery of the Assumption, do a home Marian procession, eat white and blue foods for dinner/dessert, and in our special case…visit our parish ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH!

August 28- St. AUGUSTINE: This is also near and dear to us local Assumptioners and Jacksonvillians because St. Augustine, FL is in our diocese, to which St. Augustine is the namesake. St. Augustine was born in the 300s and is a Doctor of the Church due to his numerous contributions to the understanding of the Faith. He is famous for living an especially debauched lifestyle before radically converting (his mother was also St. Monica). There is a legend that he was once pondering the mystery of the Trinity while walking along a beach when a young boy appeared who continuously tried to fill a hole in the sand with water. He told St. Augustine he was trying to fill the hole with the whole ocean. Augustine replied to the effect of, “that is not possible,” to which the boy answered, “neither will you ever understand the mystery of the Trinity,” and then he disappeared. Ergo, a visit to the beach would be a fun activity, or a visit to the historic city of St. Augustine itself!

We are the Domestic Church!

Feel free to email Lindsay for any specifics, recipes, coloring pages, etc. at: aldridge0222@gmail.com

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