I need a break.
So I’m taking one.
I’ll be here until 10PM on 8/31. If you want to keep in touch over September, DM me your email.
Otherwise, seen you in October.
Praying for you all. Please pray for me. 🙏🏻
“And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Yesterday evening and today mark the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What stuck out to me during the vigil mass, was the closeness of Mary to each and every one of us.
Elizabeth’s awe when Mary comes us ours: What?! YOU came to ME?! That can’t be right.
But...are we really surprised at this point? God—and all those He works through—have a tendency to be really close to us:
• the Father walking with Adam and Eve in the garden;
• the Son coming to earth and spending 33 whole years amongst us;
• the Holy Spirit descending as tongues of flame atop the heads of Mary and the disciples (just in case they didn’t think He was going of be right next to them!);
• and Our Lady, with Jesus throughout His life on earth...and now, in Heaven, able to be close to each and every one of her children.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to forget that Momma’s right there. I don’t run to her like I should. And I really should. Because she’s right there, ready and waiting.
@bustedhalo, #bhsummerphoto : thanks to this nasty #flu , my three day #staycation has turned into a four day #restfest ...in which I’ve been pretty much confined to the house and backyard in an attempt to contaminate as few people as possible.
So, understandably, no #church today. I was devastated to wake up with a #fever still this morning, because—to me—it meant that my #Godmoment had been stolen from me.
In an attempt to still carve out some time for God, I took my #magnificat outside for some #prayer and #reflection .
#bonus : while chatting with my mother afterward, I caught a glimpse of my beautiful statue of #ourladyofgrace (thanks, @catholiccompany) hiding in the #herbgarden . [Funny story about that statue: I bought it for my #marygarden , which was decimated by creatures unknown; I brought it in, but my pretty Lady kept falling, and eventually lost both hands and part of her robe to the vacuum cleaner and trash bag; finally, in an attempt to save her from further abuse, I took the statue back outside and placed Mary in our newly started herb garden...where both have flourished silently.]