"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." ~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
My family sought to share our Love of Christ with others on this special day – the feast day of our 2012 Patron Saint, St. Valentine.
The day started with breakfast delivered in bed. I couldn’t stand to be away from my loves so I took my breakfast downstairs. My family ate together and shared our love.
Dad presented me with his homemade chocolate dipped strawberries and apples. He was so thoughtful in buying the supplies and sneaking them in the house without me knowing. He even used gluten-free chocolate chips. Dad stood up late to make the treats with the help of Sparkles. They were delish—much too good for children!
“What is the mark of love for your neighbor? Not to seek what is for your own benefit, but what is for the benefit of the one loved, both in body and in soul.” ~St. Basil the Great
Then my family went for some fun and fellowship on this blessed feast day ~ bowling & pizza in the park.
We exchanged St. Valentine’s treats.
St. Valentine’s Prinatable ~ Sanctus Simplicitus
Heart Rosary ~ Catholic Icing
We shared some St. Valentine’s Mini Sweet Pizzas.
It was a blessed day shared with others, in thanksgiving for God’s love and the Love in which we have for Him.
“My Jesus, fill my heart with so much love that one day it will break just to be with you. My Jesus, you know I have placed you as a seal on my heart. Remain there always.” ~St. Bernadette Soubirous
St. Valentine’s ~ ora pro nobis
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