For today's feast day I decided to recreate a tea time that we had six years ago. It was fun to look back at this post and see that the older ones are not available for these things anymore, the middle ones are much bigger and young ones are middlish and the baby was yet to be. It was also nice to have the little ones see their older brother participating in this little activity with them.
So, like old times, I used the really lovely book A Gift of Gracias and Fenestrae Fidei; A Coloring Companion for Catholic Mosaic for our grateful tea today. Some orange frosted cupcakes and orange colored punch completed the festive feeling.
You may recognize that statue as Our Lady of the Smile.
At the back of the book the author explains the origin of Our Lady of Altagracia, Patroness of the Dominican Republic and concludes with, "many farmers in the Dominican Republic are especially attached to Our Lady of Altagracia because of her connection to the land. So, you see, whether you are Dominican or not, Our Lady of Thanks, like Mother Earth, really belongs to all of us. "
I like that sentiment very much.
Stay warm dear friends, we have about four inches of snow already and it's just getting going.