Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Liturgical Year in Our Home - August - Month Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Heart of Mary, Leopold Kupelwieser  Source: Wikimedia

My August Pinterest Board

Marian Antiphon:  Salve Regina

Hymn for the month: Immaculate Mary (Lourdes Hymn)

Recipes for August: Catholic Cuisine

Printable:   Page for the month of August

Feasts our family will celebrate: 

2nd  St. Alphonsus Maria De Liguori
4th St. Dominic
6th The Transfiguration of Our Lord
8th St. Mary of the Cross  (Australian saint)
13th St. John Cassian
14th St. Maximilian Kolbe (Patron saint)
15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
22nd Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
29th The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Our Home Oratory for August  

(Will edit these in later)

Calendar For August

2nd St. Alphonsus Maria De Liguori

Source: Wikimedia

4th St. Dominic

St Dominic de Guzman, Claudio Coello  circa 1685  Source: Wikimedia

6th The Transfiguration of Our Lord

Unknown, 1600  Source:Wikimedia

7th St. Cajetan

Source: Wikimedia

8th St. John Mary Vianney

Source: Wikimedia

8th St. Mary of the Cross

Source: Papa Stronsay Pictures

10th St. Lawrence

Source: Wikimedia

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence,Lorenzo di Niccolò, between 1410 and 1414       Source: Wikimedia

11th St. Philomena

Source: Wikimedia

13th St. John Cassian

Source: Wikimedia

14th St. Maximilian Kolbe  

Source: Wikimedia

15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy day of obligation in Australia)

The Dormition of the Virgin, Hans Holbein the Elder  1491-92  Source:Wikimedia

Dormition of the Virgin, Master of the Cini Madonna   circa 1330   Source: Wikimedia
The Assumption of the Virgin, Bernardo Daddi  ca. 1337-39  Source: Met Museum

16th St. Joachim
Source: Wikimedia

17th St. Hyacinth


20th St. Bernard

Saint Bernard, Phillipe de Champaigne 17th C  Source: Wikimedia

21st St. Jane Francis Fremiot de Chantal

St. Francis de Sales giving St Jane de Chantal the rule of the order of the Visitation, Noel Halle  18th C
Source: Wikimedia

22nd Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Source: Wikimedia

24th St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew, Andrea di Bonaiuto  1363/1367   Source: Wikimedia

25th St. Louis IX

Vincent Voiture as St. Louis, Phillipe de Champaigne  circa 1640-1648   Source: Wikimedia

27th St. Joseph Calasanctius

The Last Communion of St. Joseph Calasanctius, Francisco Goya  1819  Source: Wikimedia

28th St. Augustine

Saint Augustine, Phillipe de Campaigne, between circa 1645 and circa 1650   Source: Wikimedia

29th The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Unknown  1750-1799  Source: Wikimedia
The Beheading of St John the Baptist, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes   circa 1869    Source: Wikimedia

30th St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima, Bartolome Esteban Murillo ca.1670 Source: Wikimedia

31st St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Source: Wikimedia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our Home Oratory for July - Month Dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

I hadn't planned to post more pictures of our home oratory this July as I had already put some in my previous post.  But then someone spilt a large amount of water on our oratory linens (!!) requiring them to be taken off for drying and a few changes occurred.  One of the children thought the arrangement would be better if we put the chalice level with the crucifix.  I also found the red cloth we usually use for July (I'm still sorting out things from our last move!) and got out our statue of St. Anne for the children's oratory.

Without the linens you can see how I have built the back shelf.  It is a couple of pieces of wood from Dh's work, one piece resting on top of stacks of books (got so many books that you don't know what to do with them??  Create shelves with them lol ;) and the other resting in front.  I would like to make the shelf properly when I can (ie. with nails and more wood, not books), varnish it the same colour as the table, and then will only have linens on the table and not covering the shelf.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Liturgical Year in Our Home - July - Month Dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Source: Wikimedia

My July Pinterest Board

Marian Antiphon:  Salve Regina

Hymn for the month: Glory Be To Jesus

Recipes for July: Catholic Cuisine

Printable: page for the month of July  

Feasts our family will celebrate: 

(Note: I thought to add this in here as I started out this series (The Liturgical Year in Our Home) just listing the feasts we celebrate in particular in our home but, as someone who has a great interest in holy pictures, it has turned into a calendar of all the saints of the month I can find pictures for.  So I thought to add this section so you can see what we actually do.  I try to read a little about the saint or feast of every day if I can.  Sometimes I will give the younger children a colouring page.   But for the feasts listed below I will try to set our dining table nicely for our evening meal with an appropriate tablecloth, flowers, an icon, and serve special food or cake.  We might also listen to an online sermon on the feast or saint.)

1st  The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2nd The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Our enthronement anniversary)
5th St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria  (A patron saint)
16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel
26th St. Anne  (A patron saint)

Our Home Oratory for July

I got the idea for the red ribbon and chalice from Anne of Under Her Starry Mantle (a fellow Aussie) many years ago now.  Anne hasn't written anything for a good long while now but follow the link over and have a look at her excellent idea's for a July home oratory.  

Calendar for July

July 1st Precious Blood

The Crucifixion, Unknown, 15th C  Source: Wikimedia

July 2nd  Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation, Karl von Blaas  Circa 1850  Source: Wikimedia

The Visitation, Vincente Masip  Between circa 1540 and circa 1545  Source: Wikimedia

July 3rd St. Irenaeus


July 5th  St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

July 6th  St. Maria Goretti

Source: Wikimedia

July 7th St's Cyril and Methodius

Source: Wikimedia

July 8th St Elizabeth , Queen of Portugal

Source: Wikimedia

July 9th  St. John Fisher

Source: Wikipedia

July 12th Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

St. Zelie Source: Wikimedia                        St. Louis  Source: Wikimedia

July 14th St. Bonaventure

Source:Catholic Saints Info

July 14t St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Source: Wikimedia

July 15th St. Henry

Source: Wikimedia

July 16th Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Colouring page (requires a purchase)


July 18th St. Camillus de Lellis

Source: Wikimedia

July 19th St. Vincent de Paul


July 20th St. Jerome Emiliani

Source: Wikimedia

July 21st St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Source: Wikimedia

July 22nd St. Mary Magdalen

St. Mary Magdalen, Carlo Dolci (between 1644 and 1646)   Source: Wikimedia

July 25th St. James the Greater

 Apostle James the Greater, Antonio Veneziano  circa 1384   Source: Wikimedia

July 25th St. Christopher

Saint Christopher and the Christ Child, Anonymous  Late 16th Century  Source: Wikimedia

July 26th St. Anne

Source: Papa Stronsay Pictures

July 29th St. Martha

Source: Wikimedia

July 31st St. Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola, Peter Paul Rubens  1600's Source: Wikimedia