Monday, May 2, 2011

Our Beatification Party

We celebrated the Beatification of Pope John Paul the Great at our house with our friends the Bothurs from 11 On My Own. Gabbi and Irina cooked, with help from me, Bella and Milagro. Irina made Pierogies from scratch, and yes they are as good as they look. We made stuffed cabbage and kielbasa, with strawberry shortcake for desert, the color of the Polish flag.

 We played hymns like "Fisher of Men" which is reputed to be John Paul's favorite and my favorite Polish hymn, Serdeczna Matko (Sorrowful Mother) which you can listen to here. 

Thanks to the time lag, we had to watch the beatification later that evening, but we watched the EWTN coverage of Divine Mercy Sunday at the Shrine in Stockbridge (Danielle you were great as always!) and then went to church for blessing of our new Divine Mercy image, recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, confession and benediction.

It was a blessed day, with grace from God reflected in the radiant sunshine.
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