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7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 4

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 4

1. Monday (June 29) closed the Year of St. Paul. And with it came a very wonderful designation for the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Vatican named it as the first national shrine in honor of the Apostle Paul. It is the first national shrine in the State of Minnesota and the only national shrine in North America dedicated to honor St. Paul the Apostle. According to canon (church) law, “The term shrine signifies a church…

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7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 3

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 3

1. This week was our parish’s VBS—Set Sail with Saint Patrick and the Holy Trinity. My two eldest daughters had a great time learning about this special saint and his teaching on the Trinity, as well as making crafts, singing songs, playing games, watching live Irish dancing, hearing live Irish music and much more. I continue to be impressed with the quality and Catholicity of our parish’s VBS programs. ~~~ 2. On Monday, we had some newer friends over for…

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7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 2

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 2

1. We threw a fun 5th birthday party for a special girl last Saturday. It was a fun time of crafting, playing games, eating cupcakes and screaming with excitement as only little girls can do. ~~~~~~ 2. Mother’s Day was delightful. My husband and the trio recorded little messages like, “Hip, hip, hooray! Happy Mother’s Day!” and “Mom, I love you.” Then, my husband converted them so he could download them into my iPod and put photos of the kids…

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7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 1

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 1

I have a few little things to post about, so I thought I’d give the 7 Quick Takes Friday format a try … 1. My week started off with the wonderful pleasure of meeting Catholic author Regina Doman at a book signing, along with her very kind husband, Andrew. I have read her Fairy Tale Novels trilogy and reviewed them here. They are very good books, and I highly recommend them, especially if you have a teen in your life….

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