Today we had a little celebration for the Feast of St. Therese, The Little Flower. Living the liturgical year is important to us as a family. From Ordinary time to Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, there is something comforting about the Church’s calendar and seasons. While some seasons call for celebration and feasting, some call for quiet and fasting. During Ordinary time, we like to choose a few saints to celebrate each year. St. Therese, one of our favorite saints, always calls for a little something extra. Our daughters have participated in a Little Flowers Girls’ Club, so they really have a special place in their hearts for The Little Flower.
The kids watched a short video about the life of St. Therese.
The younger readers in our home enjoyed the book, Little Saint Therese.
Our preschooler is working through Catholic Icing’s, Catholic ABC’s, A Hands On Preschool Curriculum. While we are only on the letter D, we jumped ahead to the letter T.
And of course, we had roses! And caramel apple pecan strudel. Not exactly French, but the kids didn’t mind. It was a little celebration for an extraordinary saint.
If you’d to introduce liturgical celebrations into your home, start small. Choose a few Catholic feast days, traditions, blessings, or prayers to incorporate into your daily lives. If you follow me on Instagram at BlessedandBusy, you’ll find some of the ways we live the liturgical year. I find when we live according the Church’s calendar rather than the secular calendar, our family life is more balanced, prayerful and peaceful. I’d love to know – how do you live the liturgical year?
O Little Therese of the Child Jesus,
Please pick a rose for me
From the heavenly gardens
And send it to me
As a message of love.
O little flower of Jesus,
Ask God today to grant the favors
I now place with confidence
In your hands.
help me to always believe,
As you did,
In God’s great love for me,
So that I might imitate your
“Little Way” each day. Amen