Saturday, May 29, 2010

Feast of the Visitation with My Own Spin

On May 31st, Catholics celebrate the feast of the Visitation. When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, and greeted Mary by saying, "Blessed are you among women. Blessed is the fruit of your womb." I was reading in Faith and Family magazine that a good way to remember the feast day would be to visit someone who may be lonely. Bring them some cookies and tea and sit and visit with them.

My 19 yo nephew (and godson) is living in Richmond, VA for his summer internship job and this will be his only weekend off for the summer. He decided to come visit us!! He arrived yesterday and will be here until Monday. We haven't seen him since my father's funeral last July so this a real treat! Especially Jacob who really admirers his older cousin and I must add, he is an excellent role model for my Jacob.

I'm loving cooking for someone who can really appreciate a home cooked meal! This morning I made fruit salad.

And organic 7 grain pancakes!
Tonight he will join us at mass, and our church's monthly potluck cookout after. I'm confident the kids and I will all be standing prouder as we introduce him to our parish friends.

So, it may not be the way the magazine suggested we remember the feast day, but I think it will do.


  1. An excellent tradition. A yummy spread. Family. Sounds like the recipe for a wonderful weekend. Have fun. :)

  2. Missed one day in here and lots is going on. Have a great weekend!