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

Monday, April 16, 2012

You Know You're Catholic When...

You know you're Catholic when your Chore Chart includes Holy Water Patrol!
I thought this was cute...Dad thought of it:)  We have several holy water fonts around the house and at the door of each bedroom.  We just re-filled our jug from the Easter Baptismal water at church so we're all stocked up here at home...Ready to bless!

Dad revised the kids' chore list this week since "some" of the children seem to need reminders every day.  We have always used a chore checklist but seem to have fallen off the wagon (again)  about using them, hence a topsy turvy routine took over.  Obviously when jobs aren't getting done, we need to get back to a list that they can check off.  Doesn't everyone need a list?  This Mama sure does! We also need to adjust our lists periodically as age-appropriate things are constantly changing around our house...We were over-due for all of this!

It's been nice to have Dad home to help us with these organizational tools, though not so nice that he's been injured.  He's doing well with physical therapy so he'll be on the mend soon.  Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers on his behalf!

We're back to the books this week...Feeling refreshed after all the spring cleaning last week.  
Just had to share this photo from our backyard cleaning.  Littlest Miss helped clean our Mary garden...It's a blank canvas now, waiting for the kiss from some beautiful flowers. 
Meanwhile, a kiss for Mama Mary will suffice until the flowers arrive around Mother's Day:)
You know you're Catholic when it's completely natural to give your Mama a kiss, even when she's a statue!
+Happy Feast of St. Bernadette+
How glad was my soul, O good Mother,
when I had the grace to look upon you!
How I love to recall those sweet moments
when I was beheld in eyes so full of kindness and mercy...
Yes, gentle Mother, you stooped down to earth
to appear to a mere child and, in spite of her unworthiness,
to communicate certain things to her.
You, the Queen of heaven and earth, wanted to make use of the most fragile thing in the eyes of the world.
~St. Bernadette Soubirous~


  1. Happy Feast Day of St. Bernadette. Tiffany. what a sweet kiss you little miss is giving Our Lady! Holy Water patrol -- how wonderful!

  2. Love the kiss! And yes, we need chore charts as well - and have an on again, off again relationship with them. God bless your day!

  3. Holy Water Patrol, I love that! Glad you guys are getting organized, that always feels good. Sometimes I will catch my kids out kneeling in front of Mary, it's so precious. I'm sure our non-Catholic neighbors think we are a bunch of weirdos, but oh well!

  4. Our Holy water fonts dry up so fast and we actually don't really fill them anymore because of certain 5 And 2 year olds that do stuff with it! haha!

    We use job charts off and on but I end up finding that I end up using them more than them....

    Beautiful prayer by ST Bernadette!!

  5. Holy water patrol! I love that. I am revamping our chore list right now too. I am glad your husband is on the mend- I did not realize that it was so serious! I must have missed a post.

  6. Love the idea of holy water patrol! I think that last photo is so precious:)


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