Consecrated to Jesus, Through Mary, so that we might live for the Glory of God alone.

Mary's Days are always a JOYous time for us. The Solemnity of the Annunciation is most special to our family. It is our renewal day of our Total Consecration. We attended Mass in the morning and renewed our consecration. Later, Sparkles and Sweetie acted out the Annunciation for their Nana & Papa. Rose made Angel food cupcakes topped with heaven's clouds (whip cream) and strawberries. (YUMMY!) We also had goodies given to us from Father D. He is so generous with his gifts. May God Bless him and all our priests.
Later, we started our new Mary's garden. For Sparkle's 4th birthday we had a Mary party and all guests helped us plant a flower in our Mary garden. It was a sad farewell when we moved. Now at our new home, we've decided to add one flower for each Marian feast day. For the Annunciation we planted Marigolds (Mary's bud) in a container. Yes, sadly the Mary's garden will be in planters due to our lovely miniature yard that is not landscaped. We couldn't wait another year! WE LOVE MARY!!!
Sparkle's 4th Birthday - Mary Garden Party

The Our Lady of Guadalupe was found at Wal-Mart for $40.00!!!

A Mary Garden Prayer
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,As our hearts are raised to you in love and thanksgiving through the light, grace, fragrance and symbolism of these pure, blest, transfigured flowers of Our Lady - your direct creations, showing forth and sharing with us your divine goodness, beauty and truth - we commune with you in awe and rapture and pray that we and all our brothers and sisters may be opened to the fullness of the divine love of God and Neighbor, through which we are to transform the fallen world into the culminating earthly Peaceable Kingdom and Paradise, that all may be lifted up resplendent in the eternal New Heaven and New Earth of our Crucified and Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen


  1. Hi Lena- I just stumbled upon your beautiful blog! It is a lovely reflection of your family, all for the glory of heaven. I have fond memories of this gardening day in honor of Our Lady:) God Bless each of you this Easter~Tiffany

  2. Deo Gratias!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are always welcome to visit and chat!

    We too have fond memories of this Marian themed birthday. Now, if only a Mary garden would last in our new place. The yard is rather small and it lacks the proper sun/shade ratio. In addition, we do not have a single green thumb in the house. :)

    Your family will continue to be in our prayers during the Triduum and Easter.

    Pax Christi –

  3. Thanks Lena! I'm going to try to be one of your followers:) I'm a true novice at this stuff! We will be praying for you and that precious baby as you get closer to delivery!!!:)



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