The Lord God said to the serpent: �I will make you enemies of each other, you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring. She will crush your head.’
This morning we rushed out the door early in order to make it to 8 am Mass at the pastoral center with Dom. The children were all well-behaved. The usual caveats apply, of course:
- Sometime in the middle of Mass Bella realized her doll was missing. The doll that she’s been referring to as ‘Baby Jesus’. Mini crisis. We didn’t find dolly until after Mass. I missed most of the homily in looking for it. But hey at least I spent Mass looking for the Baby Jesus. I suppose when we found the doll it was the finding of Jesus in the chapel.
- Sophie refused to take off her coat and hat for the duration of Mass. She also insisted on holding on to my finger throughout Mass, except when Dom carried her up to communion with him. It was a test of my balance to kneel with Ben in the sling and my finger tight in Sophie’s grip as she sat on the seat behind me.
- Ben fell asleep in the middle of Mass. Fine, except that his falling asleep is usually preceded by several minutes of his imitation of a creaking door. He moans and moans and moans and there’s nothing you can do about it.
But you know no one screamed. They didn’t run up and down the aisles. It was good to be there.
Now we’re having an early lunch and listening to my iTunes Marian playlist. Then the girls will each color one of Charlotte’s lovely pages.
Blessed Feast Day, everyone.
God, by her Immaculate Conception you made the Virgin a fit habitation for your Son.
You preserved her from the stain of the Fall by the merits of your Son�s future death:
through her intercession, make us pure and permit us to come to you at last.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Oh and check out the Philosopher Mom’s excellent post: Why an Immaculate Conception? Wonderful insights. And she’s got the same great taste in artwork that I do.