Living the Liturgical Year, Part 4: Celebrating Your Story

If you missed the first part of our series (1), (2), (3) we’ve been exploring how to do this thing called liturgical living. Last time, we dug into the details of how to craft a celebration that feeds the soul.

It’s not all saints and solemnities, though. God ordained the Christian home to be the nexus of faith on earth, and some of the best celebrations on the Church calendar are right under your roof!

Hummingbird Cake

Today, I want to touch on four reasons to celebrate in your domestic church:

  1. Baptismal anniversaries
  2. Wedding anniversaries
  3. Namedays, and
  4. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (or confession).

Please, don’t think of what I’ve written as rules or even recommendations. (Remember, we talked about that here–how it’s all about what you bring to the table.) This is simply a smattering of humble ideas from out of my scattered mommy brain to get you started.

This is your family’s faith story. The best way to tell it is your way. Just please make sure you do tell it–the whole Church is richer for your sharing. (more…)

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