Monday, October 14, 2013

For all your cozy warm drink needs

I've been enjoying Cafe au Lait with pumpkin pie spices (at least on the days when it's not in the high 70s!), and I've been pretty impressed with this method of frothing the milk. Try it with your coffee, or my favorite chai recipe. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

All Saints Day costumes made easy

November will be here before you know it. Here are a few easy (no sew!) costumes for your All Saints Day festivities!

Altar boy/Novice

Saints: Aloysius Gonzaga, John Berchmans, Stanislaus Kostka
Costume: adult black turtleneck plus surplice (A white collarless blouse worn with the buttons in the back would work too)
Additional props: lilies, crucifix, book, rosary, baby doll (Christ Child)


Saints who were Bishops; Saints who were Cardinals; Saints who were Popes

Costume: cassock: adult band collared shirt (dyed magenta for bishops or red for cardinals); surplice: round lace tablecloth with hole cut for head (the one pictured is a few antimacassars safety pinned together); pectoral cross, knitted or crocheted zuchetto (just a circle)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Feast of the Guardian Angels

On the back: Copyright 1934 N. G. Basevi
Litho in USA

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for October

People in Despair. That those feeling so crushed by life that they wish to end it may sense the nearness of God's love.

World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission Day may help all Christians realize that we are not only receivers but proclaimers of God's word.