Mary's birthday is celebrated exactly 9 months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mary's Birthday is one of only three that we celebrate during the liturgical year, the other two being John the Baptist and of course Jesus!
Today we invited a family of six little girls over to the house to celebrate! We read Mary My Mother (by Fathe Lawrence Lovasik. We read about traditions in the world today in Catholic Traditions In The Home And Classrooms: 365 Days To Celebrate A Catholic Year. For example, in France this is the day for harvesting the best grapes and bringing them to church. This is also the start of the "bringing down" in the Alps, as ranchers bring their herds down from the summer pastures for safe keeping in the winter. We found France and the Alps on our world map!
Angel holding a Happy Birthday Sign on Mary's cake.
The cake boss!
And like Like last year, we will have white chicken chili for dinner! Right after the cross country meet!