I've done a couple of posts on liturgical wreaths in the past. I didn't make this particular autumn wreath but I thought that draping a wooden rosary in the middle of the wreath would help tie in the month of October to our faith. I've heard, countless times, that the rosary is the best spiritual weapon. Help stomp out Satan...What better place for one to hang than on front door!
“The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.”
- St. Josemaria Escriva-
Pray, Pray, Pray!
"The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without praying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." Pope Pius XI
We enjoyed baking this Rosary cake
~ In honor of Our Lady of the Rosary~
Feast Day October 7th
~We used mini M&M's for the 53 Hail Mary beads, as well as the beginning Our Father, Glory Be, and the Crucifix...
Then we used a regular-sized blue(for Our Lady) M&M to mark the 5 decades~
We are saying that the "M's" on the M&M's stand for Mary!
*A blue border around the cake also represents the color of our Blessed Mother*
~I also posted over at Catholic Cuisine~
Here is a photo of our
Autumn Candy Rosary!
~Pray, Eat, & Love~
We used candy corns and candy pumpkins to make an Autumn Rosary!
~Mini-M&M's were used to make the Crucifix~
Superboy was in charge of counting the candy for his math lesson!
He was assigned to count the 50 Hail Mary decade candies and place them in groups of 10 for each decade (Counting by 10's). This was followed by counting the extra grouping of 5 prayers that begin the rosary after the Apostle's Creed (Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, and Glory Be)...
Big sister supervised!
Now they were ready to start the Rosary design!
~Superboy started things out and Princess helped keep the beads going~
They marked each decade with pumpkin candies...
Finished Autumn Rosary!
More Close-Up Photos...
Now it's ready to pray and eat...Yummiest Rosary we've ever tasted and prayed at the same time!
Kids had a ball taking turns eating a candy after each prayer...
Isn't there a movie about eating, praying, and loving?
Well, we just did all 3 right in one sitting!
Ooops, just noticed they used a green M&M for the Our Father in the beginning there.
God Bless your families this month of the Holy Rosary!
"To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ."
Pope John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 3.