Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Rest of the Story

So the last couple days were filled with activities, more cookie decorating, packaging, and cleaning.  It's been a busy week.  Here are the rest of the cookies we put together for the celebrations happening today.

These crosses along with 1 dozen chalices went to The Way
of the Shepherd School in Blaine.

These cookies were for a little girl at our parish.

Monogram cookies for a little girl's reception happening today after
First Communion at our parish.

And here are the chihuahuas!

Cute, huh?!
We prayed for all of these little people receiving our Lord for the first time in the Eucharist.  Gratefully, I read the beautiful meditation found in Magnificat yesterday morning by the Holy Father.  Here's a portion of that meditation so you can read it, too.


"But there are artistic expressions that are true roads to God, the Supreme Beauty - indeed, they are a help to us in growing in our relationship with him in prayer.  We are referring to works of art that are born of faith, and that express the faith.  We see an example of this whenever we visit a Gothic cathedral:  We are ravished by the verticle lines that reach heavenward and draw our gaze and our spirit upward, while at the same time we feel small and yet yearn to be filled.... How many times can artistic expression be for us an occassion that reminds us of God, that assists us in our prayer or even in the conversion of our heart!...Dear friends, I invite you to rediscover the importance of this way of prayer, for our living relationship with God... Let us hope that the Lord will help us contemplate his beauty, both in nature as well as in works of art, so that we might be touched by the light of his face, and so also be light for our neighbor." 
Pope Benedict XVI


I sure hope we are able to bring people closer to Christ through our cookies.  We certainly pray when we make them from start to finish!

2 comments:

  1. So cute! I am going to have to order some Corgi cookies sometime!

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  2. What a wonderful post. The cookies (especially the pups!) were wonderful. Aren't we so very blessed with Pope Benedict. I would like to get the book written by his brother Mgr. Ratzinger, I have heard an abbreviated audio of it and it sounds lovely. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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