This Advent I am limiting myself to a post on St. Lucy. Bob, Catherine, and I went to the church in Venice where St. Lucy is entombed and remains incorrupt. I took pictures and purchased a book which I will share with you closer to her feast day on December 13.
I am working on another writing project this December which I look forward to sharing with you after the first of the year. In the meantime, I am going to recommend The Harwood Mysteries Series for your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who are ten and up by Antony Barone Kolenc. It is published by Loyola Press. There are four in the series currently with six in total planned. I will write about them in another post, but I recommend them as great reads and Christmas presents for your middle schoolers and up. I have read two of them already and am now reading the third. Don't wait for me to finish! Check them out yourself at this link:The Harwood Mysteries
The links below will take you from my oldest posts on Advent starting at the top to the newer posts at the bottom of the page. The novena prayer to St. Andrew concludes the post. Tomorrow's is his feast day. Happy Feast of St. Andrew! St. Andrew help us to have a fruitful Advent.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Legend of the Poinsettia
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Song of Old: An Advent Calendar for the Spirit by Miriam Scott - available on Amazon. Highly recommend it for age 9 and up, especially for girls. It is a lovely and beautifully written story.
Every recipe from my book is photographed and the page is listed where it may be found in the book.
St. Andrew, First Called
St. Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hispanic Catholic Decorated Shrine
The Advent Wreath
The Advent Calendar
The Jesse Tree
Four Weeks of Baking Using a Different Cookie Cutter Each Week
Week 1 - Angel Cookie Cutter
Week 2 - Shepherd Cookie Cutter
Week 3 - Candle Cookie Cutter
Week 4 - Star Cookie Cutter
WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A GRACE-FILLED ADVENT SEASON
St. Andrew's Christmas Novena Prayer
begin this prayer on November 30, recite it 15 times each day and conclude on Christmas
Hail and Blessed be the hour and the moment when the Son of God was born of the most holy Virgin Mary at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. In that hour, I beseech thee O God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires (here mention your intentions) through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother. Amen