Getting the peg dolls all painted in shining array for the little children by opening day - They are all dressed up and ready to march!
Enjoying the summer fun time of preparing for the Good Shepherd Atrium for the upcoming year. The materials list requires three-dimensional figures for some of the Bible Stories and, needing to fulfill the requirements, we painted new "people" for the Infancy Narratives and the Paschal Mysteries. Before we began the adventure, the task seemed impossible for those of us who lacked any artistic ability, but our heavenly helpers came to our aid! Since the ATRIUM is the child's SACRED PLACE, it must be set up properly so that it can foster a religious experience and help the child to grow in love with the Good Shepherd. The little children are so eager to learn about Jesus and everything pertaining to God. They are like the thirsty soil drinking in the sprinkling rain, producing thriving, little seedlings joyfully praising God.
But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. - Mt 19:14
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TO ADORE OUR LORD!
The Franciscan Handmaids of the Immaculate seek daily to draw closer to Our Lord. Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament is fundamental to Our spiritual life as we seek to conform our hearts unto His. Additionally, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Sorrows, we place ourselves in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, asking Her to bring us closer to Her Son.