Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper ::
This is my FAVORITE mass of the entire liturgical year. How I just love the piety, reverence, music, incense, humility, prayers, music....I could go on and on.
Good Friday, Stations of the Cross ::
Fasting in between meals, no electronic entertainment between noon-3pm (the time Our Lord hung on the cross), and then meditations on the Stations of the Cross at home.
Holy Saturday, we anticipated the Resurrection of Our Lord ::
We went to visit Miss Ester's horse, Penny. The people that own the pasture land that Penny lives on have a handful of farm animals to enjoy.
There were two baby lambs to pet, eggs to collect from some VERY busy hens, a riding lawn mower to drive around (no worries, the blade was disengaged!)
The land owners have a 12 year old daughter still at home, so the girls all enjoyed one anothers' company :)
And Miss Clementine went on her first riding lesson!
Later that evening...
After they were in bed, the Easter bunny delivered...
The Easter bunny even brought new spur straps for the horse rider ;)
Each child received a new book, a new swimsuit, and then something individual: butterfly net, swim goggles, painting hearts craft, spurs, and a Texas Rangers t-shirt...as well as a little bit of candy.
Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of The Lord, 8am Mass ::
Before & after Mass pictures...
Family pictures? Forgetaboutit!
This is all I got, folks...
Easter egg hunt (with our neighbors).
Confetti eggs with the neighbors.
We had a wonderful Easter Triduum this year. Feeling so blessed right now!
~ God our Father, creator of all, today is the day of Easter joy. This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose their hope and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold: that first he must die, and then he would rise and ascend into his Father's glorious presence. May the risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes that we may know him in the breaking of bread, and follow him in his risen life. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wishing you Easter joy and happiness to you and your family!
~ Patty ~