Saturday, 16 August 2014

Solemnity Of Feast Of Assumption of Mary

Since August 15, we celebrated the Assumption of Our Lady and also The Independence day of our home country. It is also called as Dormition or Sleeping of Our Lady in Eastern churches.

We had a beautiful sharing with children about Mary's assumption and about India's Independence day. Pointed out how pure Mary was and how damage sin can cause to soul. Since Mary was pure and white, fragrant like a flower, with fragrance around.Her body was so pure so Her son took her body to heaven.

We also talked about Mary's falling sleep, The apostles thought she was dead and placed in her tomb.St. Thomas was late, and so when the other Apostles took him to see the body, they found no body, just a tomb filled with fragrant flowers. Jesus had taken Mary up to heaven, body and soul.

There is a tradition of blessing herbs and fruits on this day.Sirach(24; 20-21) describes Mary as sweet smelling fragrance and see here. Lot of dishes in catholic cuisine for this very special feast day.Lots of crafty ideas can be found in Holy heroes and shower of roses. Some of the crafts created by kidoos
                                               Annu's (Mother  Mary and cherubs)


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Manchester, United Kingdom
A catholic mum with four wonderful children and my wonderful husband. My interests includes my family, faith,home education.Would love to do n enjoy Craft and arts,baking, journaling and reading when I get time,celebrates liturgical feasts in the family, likes Charlotte Mason philosophy, passionate about nature study, Montessori fan.To keep innocence, I would like to keep Annu as the eldest, Munnu and Theresu. Likes to read on parenting, lousy housekeeper,would love to work for the kingdom of God.