I have been way behind in posting about our Liturgical Bookcase Display.
This month being the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As we had made some lovely Sacred and Immaculate Hearts for the Month of the Sacred Heart we really did not want to do the same thing.
So thinking of a different theme, Saxon came up with a display for the Year of the Priest. We especially thought this month appropriate due to the fact that this month has the Feast Day of St John Vianney.
This year it is 150 years since the death of the priest who is known more commonly by his title “Curé d’Ars” (the parish priest of the village of Ars-sur-Formans). He is the patron saint of parish priests, and the Pope has announced this year as a Year for Priests in honour of “the 150th anniversary of the death of the Holy Curé d’Ars, Jean-Marie Vianney, a true example of a pastor at the service of Christ’s flock”.
This month also has St Pius the X another very worthy Priest (at least!!)
So this was the display Saxon crated inspired by the theme "Year of the Priest"
On the Bookcase display we have: the Pascal Candle, the Chalice, the Paten with the Host, a glass of milk as the Cure of Ars drank milk and ate potatoes as his staple diet. Which lead to the bowl of potatoes.
On Father Pine we have a green Chasuble (for ordinary---growing time) with stole on top (yes, I know it is supposed to be underneath, but visually for the children as display I find it better this way)
This prayer of St John Vianney's to Jesus:
- I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life.
- I love You, O my infinitely lovable God,
- and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You.
- I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally
- My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You,
- I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
And a picture of The Cure of Ars Incorrupt Body
So as we are nearly at the end of this dispaly I thought we should show this off.
At least we weren't the only ones behind this month. As Jen is usually so organised I think we are in very good company.