I pray that everyone is having a Blessed Christmas, and the New Year brings the Joy of Christ
Today we celebrate the motherhood of Mary: Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God. This brings the octave of Christmas to a close, with the celebration of Christmas ending January 9.
As we are thinking of moving the Christmas decorations out I thought I would encourage all a way to keep Christ alive in out home and hearts; Saint Pope John Paul II wrote “the little domestic church like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized: hence its duty regarding permanent education in the Faith.”
I thought I would share how we decorate our home as our little “domestic church” hopefully to encourage others to do so also. Reminders of God’s presence spreads the gospel and evangelizes family, and those that visit and enter our homes.
I like to leave my Nativity Scene out a little longer, for devotion and inspiration.
My grandchildren like filling the fount with Holy Water and this encourages them to Bless themselves and promotes devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as we enter and leave home.
A Prayer Corner
I am sure most reading this have beautiful areas in your home of holiness, if you have any ideas or pictures please share.