I'm on Relevant Radio's Morning Air show today (Monday, January 3rd, 7:30 a.m. central time.) We're chatting about the liturgical year so I wanted to pull together a few of the many wonderful resources that are available to help us observe and celebrate:
- for Advent and the Christmas season: O Night Divine
- Ann Ball's Catholic Traditions in Cooking and her Catholic Traditions in the Home and Classroom: 365 Days to Celebrate a Catholic Year
Observing the liturgical year doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. Sometimes links such as the above sites and books can be overwhelming if you're just dipping into such efforts. We have worked our way slowly into many of our observances, incorporating things that we like, discarding what we don't, hanging onto activities and ideas that work for us. But some things will always be beyond my desire and/or capability, and that's fine, too. Choosing what's doable for your family is key. Sometimes what's doable is a sumptuous feast. Other times, it's as simple as a candy bar, a prayer or reading a short bio on a child's saint/name day.
Happy Tenth Day of Christmas!
(Image thanks to ImageChef.com)
P.S. Jennifer, in the comments, mentioned Women for Faith & Family, another great resource. My list above is just a sprinkling, off the top of my head -- feel free to mention your own favorite resources in the comments!