Quick notes before a day of basketball and piano:
- Today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Here’s a long blog post with loads of photos on our 2012 trip to Lourdes.
- St. Bernadette is in The Loyola Kids Book of Saints under “Saints are people who tell the truth.” Most of the chapter is here at the Loyola site.
- Tomorrow is Septuagesima Sunday – the loss of pre-Lent is one of the most ridiculous changes that occurred in the wake of Vatican II. When you read about it – say in this blog post I wrote – you see why. I always highlight this page from a 7th grade catechism – read the part to which the arrow leads. I love the lack of condescension towards young people. The assumption that they are simply part of the Body of Christ, with a mission. No catchy banners or t-shirts needed. Just the assumption, because they are baptized, that they are a part of this great journey.