Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Feast of the Assumption

Our Assumption altar....



...with several Marian holy cards (and one lone St. Rose of Lima one...her feast day is coming up), Maria's Marian bouquet from the Little Flower's tea party, and Assumption banners she and Kain made today. Usually we make a special dessert for feast days....but I was not so motivated today, so we made a Krispy Kreme run after mass instead. I'm sure I could come up with a religious significance for donuts if hard-pressed.

I wanted to add an explanation of our altar for non-Catholic friends and family that read my blog. This is a family altar...it is not an altar of worship as in "we worship Mary on this day, so let's put all these pictures of her up there"...it's an altar of prayer, and of remembrance. The liturgical seasons and feasts have great significance in our faith, and when I pick items for our altar I am looking for items to do with remembrances for that month...for example, in June, I put a flower from our wedding because our anniversary is during that month, and in January I put my grandfather's scapular and funeral card because he died in January. Jesus is always on the altar, always higher than anything else that's on it, and He is the only one we worship.

4 comments:

Angela Messenger said...

What a lovely idea!

mel said...

Thanks! I also feel the need to say, everything was much prettier and draped more nicely a few days ago....we have a cat that loves to sit on the altar. Seriously...I'll have to post a picture of our altar cat. It's all very Egyptian. Anyway, she's always knocking things over and sliding the stuff around as she gets up and down....

Kelly said...

Beautiful Mel! And a great explanation. [I want to see a pic of your altar cat LOL!]

Shelly said...

Great ideas concerning your family altar!