Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Circle of Saints for All Souls

~A Circle of Souls for November~
Well, here we go...Another Liturgical Wreath Idea!
Since November is dedicated to All Souls, I hung a cross ornament in the middle of my Autumn wreath to recall all of the souls that we are praying for this month in particular.
Kicking off the month of November with All Saint's Day, I picked out a few of our laminated holy cards, (since the wreath is outdoors) representing these early Christian witnesses who have died in the Lord.  The ones we picked  are special to our family.  We named these saints our "circle of souls" that we call on for intercessory prayer and protection.  How fitting that they guard the entry of our home!

~A few variations of the November wreath~
You could keep it simple with just a cross and no holy cards...
Or you could use a "natural" cross if you don't have a cross ornament on hand.  We made this one and used it for our wreath after Princess carried it with her St. Kateri Tekakwitha Costume!  

As we remember and pray for our faithful departed this month, I am comforted by this quote:
"In heaven, we will know each other by the glance of the soul."
~St. Elizabeth Ann Seton~

O my God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I love Thee
above all things, and repent with my whole heart of my offenses
against Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverence.  Have
compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls
suffering in Purgatory.  And thou, Mary, Mother of God, come
to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.  Amen.

Be sure to visit Catholic Inspired for more great ideas:)

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  1. What a great quote! I had never heard that one before! "The glance of the soul" has lots to ponder!

  2. Beautiful, Tiffany. You will be in my thoughts as well! Thank you always for your kind-hearted words of encouragement.

  3. Beautiful wreath, quote and post! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm your newest follower! I love meeting so many great Catholic mom bloggers who inspire me to be a better wife, mother, and teacher!
    God bless and nice to "meet" you!

  4. Another great idea! I used your suggestion from last month and hung a little rosary in our wreath. I love the idea of the holy cards and just might have to try that too!

  5. Tiffany, that's a beautiful red and white cross in the center of your wreath, and those are wonderful saints to hang on the wreath, ones we love too. who is the one at about 2 o'clock? did not recognize that one. the natural cross looks very nice as well. You ARE the liturgical wreath lady, and the liturgical cupcakes lady! And thank you for your promise of prayer for me. This morning's Mary Vitamin said "But there has not been a Saint and there will never be any true devotee of Mary who does not feel a need to share his love of Our Lady with others. In big ways or small, the true devotee does all that he can to accomplish this in accord with the inspirations and talents he has received."
    (So I though of you). :) Blessings on All Saints Day !

  6. What a beautiful idea and touching post!

    Thank you for sharing. God bless your dearly departed.

  7. I love this post. The wreath is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. This is great! Of course, you would have come up with this holy card idea all on your own. ;-) It came out super cute! I gotta start making liturgical wreaths! I am working on an advent wreath craft right now... but that's really not quite the same thing.

  9. Tiffany, What a great idea! You always come up with wonderful and meaningful ideas! You are truly inspiring! God bless you for your wonderful faith-fulled heart!


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