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

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sacred Heart of Jesus and World Youth Day

Have you heard that the Holy Father will be consecrating the youth to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at World Youth Day?  Our pilgrims are so excited!  They have worked very hard and have been incredibly blessed to raise enough money, after 2 years of fund raising, to cover their entire trip.  My dear husband and a few other adult chaperones are leading about 20 pilgrims, including our 17yo son,  to WYD in Spain this August.  Everyone is joyfully preparing for this special spiritual journey.  Just for fun, we attempted to make a giant Sacred Heart Sugar Cookie.  It wasn't quite as fancy as the cake we made last year but it tasted good!   If you know other pilgrims who are attending WYD or if you would like to pray a long with everyone there, be sure to order the Magnificat WYD Pilgrim Guide.  It's only $6.95 with shipping and handling.
We baked this cookie for the Immaculate Heart of Mary today:D
This afternoon we had one of those "mission accomplished" moments. We were able to celebrate the Holy Hearts by making these fun liturgical folders that I mentioned in a previous post.  I have been admiring them for quite some time forEVERand over at Gardenia's place and we finally sat down and made some.  The children really enjoyed doing them and the project turned out to be a great distraction as we tried to wait patiently for Dad to come home (with Army Dude) from their week-long Scouting trip.  They will finally be home late tonight...Hallelujah!
~Superboy (Age 7) did the Sacred Heart of Jesus folder~
Here is the inside...
We talked about the meaning of the Sacred Heart and he copied a little prayer onto some cut-out hearts.  Shhh, I didn't tell him that this was good summer writing practice!
~Princess did the Immaculate Heart of Mary~
Here was the inside...
A closer look...
Angel Baby broke out with her coloring debut!  We were all shocked that she colored so well in the lines and picked her own color scheme.  I was working with the other kids and looked over her shoulder to discover "wow!"  We all thought it was amazing work for a 3yo.
Here was her final product...
Oh, how I love the sweet treasures that little hands make!
"Everything in Mary leads us toward her Son, our only Savior, by whose foreseen merits she was preserved immaculate and full of grace; everything in Mary lifts up our hearts to the praise of the Holy Trinity."~Pope Paul VI~


  1. Congratulations Tiffany!! Your children did a wonderful job with those Liturgical Folders! I a amazed at how well your little one colored Mary!!

  2. Gardenia has done such a lovely job putting together her faith folders. I would love to be a "youth" again. Hooray for those who are and know what they need through their faith! Your kiddos did a great job on the folders and I thought Angel Baby did an awesome job with her coloring.

  3. Hi Tiffany!
    Your kids did a super job on these folders. I really need to read your site and use all these great ideas since we didn't do anything to celebrate the Sacred Hearts (and our homeschool is named Sacred Heart Academy) shame on me!

  4. PS: Love the heart cookie and may your son and husband have a wonderful time at WYD! What an amazing experience that will be! :)

  5. I'm thrilled for you that your son and husband are going to WYD in Spain. what a marvelous pilgrimage. oh to be there!!! Lovelove the cookies, and thanks for linking to my folders. I must say, I love your coloring pages. i don't think I had those pages in my folders. please do share where you found those coloring pages. God bless.

  6. I love the folders! I want to do some of them with my boys too.

    What an incredible experience for your dh and son to be able to attend WYD. I am sure that it will be a life changing experience!

    Glad you got the booklets- both of them are near and dear to my heart. When I am having a hard time dragging my tushy out of bed during the week for mass, reading the mass booklet is all I need to get motivated. The Holy Name of Jesus book was life changing for me- that little prayer can mean so much. I hope you enjoy them as I much as I do.

  7. You are doing such a great job teaching your children about Our Faith! They will grow up with a good moral foundation and be beacons of light to others! That's so exciting that your husband and son are going to WYD! God Bless!


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