Mass of the Roses

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This morning, we attended the Mass of the Roses at the Carmelite Convent in Covington, Louisiana.  It is something that I’ve been wanting to do since I moved over here in 2002.  I love Sts. Therese’ and Theresa.  Today’s mass was in honor of the Little Flower, Therese’.  It was well worth the wait.  I will absolutely go back again and again, God willing!

One of the nuns and a member of the Philharmonic played a flute prelude prior to the mass.  Sitting beneath the oaks, pines and crepe myrtles in a beautiful garden, listening to the birds and classical music was such a relaxing treat!  We should always begin  Mass that calm, collected and “contemplative.”

After the mass was over, all of the small children there brought roses by the armfuls up to the altar to be blessed.  Then they were distributed.  On the grounds, the nuns served refreshments and sold homemade goods and goodies.  Absolutely Delightful!!

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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