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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Merry Mardis Gras!

~Merry Mardis Gras~
(Fat Tuesday in French)
I just posted these Mardis Gras Cupcakes over at Catholic Cuisine.  Be sure to click over there for the significance and easy instructions!  The kids have already "sampled"and agreed that these should be a new Fat Tuesday tradition at our house!
Fat Tuesday Prayer:

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for it is from your goodness that we have this day to celebrate on the threshold of the Season of Lent.

Tomorrow we will fast and abstain from meat. Today we feast. We thank you for the abundance of gifts you shower upon us. We thank you especially for one another. As we give you thanks, we are mindful of those who have so much less than we do. As we share these wonderful gifts together, we commit ourselves to greater generosity toward those who need our support.
Prepare us for tomorrow. Tasting the fullness of what we have today, let us experience some hunger tomorrow. May our fasting make us more alert and may it heighten our consciousness so that we might be ready to hear your Word and respond to your call.

As our feasting fills us with gratitude so may our fasting and abstinence hollow out in us a place for deeper desires and an attentiveness to hear the cry of the poor. May our self-denial turn our hearts to you and give us a new freedom for generous service to others. We ask you these graces with our hearts full of delight and stirring with readiness for the journey ahead. We ask them with confidence in the name of Jesus the Lord.


  1. Yum! These look great! Happy Fat Tuesday :)

  2. Delish! I love the colors inside! I'm definitely using this prayer with the kids before we have king cake tonight! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are so much fun. We did this one...making a rainbow...(St. Paddy's day). I never thought to use them for Mardi Gras. Today is one of the littles birthdays so we will be feasting on b-day cake instead.

  4. oh they look delicious! love the little fleur de lis flags! happy blessed Lent!

  5. These look so pretty and yummy! Hope you are having a blessed Lent! God bless!


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