My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II




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Holy Thursday







From Medieval Saints- Yahoo Group

Today is also known as Maundy Thursday, derived from the word Mandatam, the first word in the office of washing of the feet. This is the oldest rite of which we have explicit records. At the last supper, mass and communion followed the evening meal and communion was not received fasting. 

This is the day that commemorates the very first mass celebrated by Jesus Christ.  After mass today, the blessed sacrament will be reserved to be consumed tomorrow on Good Friday. It will be solemnly processed to an "Altar of repose" with "Pange lingua gloriosi corporis mysterium" sung along the way.  The altar will be totally stripped for the solemnity of Good Friday. 



In 2011 we made this adorable craft featured on the Catholic Icing Blog. It was a lot of fun and Rosie (6 years old at the time ) in particular had a good time with it. But I put it away after Easter and when I got it out the next year it just looked kind of worse for wear. So in 2012  I decided to "ramp it up" a little bit so that I could have a craft that could last for a few more years.

I still used Lacy's Last Supper Downloads, which are available for free on her site. Izzy (who was 13) colored them with magic markers and then cut them out. Then we glued them to a heavier Foam-Sheets. We cut the foam then to match the form of each apostle.

When the apostles and Jesus were all colored and cut out, I had Rosie color the table wear.

I also used heavy craft foam to cover the table that Mr. Pete then graciously cut and put together. This gave the piece some weight and was more stable than the egg cartons suggested in the original instructions. That was important because I want to be able to save and use this piece for years to come. 
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This piece is gracing our built in buffet in the dining room this weekend. I also think that this would be a good craft to do for a First Communion centerpiece.

Here are our results -

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Lacy also supplies the names for the apostles so we  wrote them on the back.

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Now you can imagine that since this craft is seven years old and has been stored in a closet when not in use, it gets a little beat up.  So this year I also reinforced the figures that had started to bend forward, with craft sticks hot glued to the back.

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Rosie made peg saints for all of the apostles. She painted each one by hand and included the symbol for each one on their figure.

For example, here is Judas holding his sack of silver.

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She researched each saint on the internet and tried to be true to the figures she saw there - although St. Simon is based more on the character from Jesus Christ Superstar!


Last year, she set about making their table too. We bought wooden tables for a few dollars at Michaels. Mr. Pete removed the legs for us. Then Rosie crafted cups, plates, and food out of modeling clay that we were able to harden in the oven. When those were done she glued them to the table. We have the saints set around them pretty much as the painting depicts.

One thing for certain, she will never forget who the original 12 apostles were!
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Last supper peg saints


Last supper peg saints


Last supper peg saints

Last supper peg saints

Last supper peg saints

OK - yes I realize that these are fish on these plates instead of a Passover lamb- which my old testament teaching husband quickly pointed out and that overlooked because I thought the fish she made were so cute! So around the house, we are laughing that this is the Last Lunch - and that lamb was served later for supper.
Last supper peg saints


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