Saturday, May 19, 2012

Good Shepherd's Garden Party ~ Week Six and May Crowning

Jessica mentioned to me this week how perfect it would be to tie in a May Crowning with the Garden Party. All of the symbols for Week Six could so easily remind us of the Blessed Virgin... bride of the Holy Spirit, Temple of Virtue, crowned Queen of Peace, Gate of Heaven. So we decided that forgoing our usual May Crowning menu and combining it with this week's party was the way to go.

Oh! What a Beautiful City!

Chicken Salad Crowns ~ my kids thought the grapes and celery looked like jewels

Gate of Heaven Angel Food Cake

(Bride and Groom) Spouse of the Holy Spirit Strawberries
My white chocolate seized up and wouldn't drizzle so the strawberries turned out very messy this year. Think of them as abstract brides and grooms, OK?

(Shirley) Temples of Virtue
We listened to Alleluia music and enthroned Mary as Queen of our hearts and home.

~May Crowning~

Speaking of Mary... I had the chance to listen to part of a Life on the Rock episode the other day in the car and I liked what I heard so much that I came home and found the whole episode here. I really loved Fr. Richards' understanding of Mary's fiat. Listen to the whole show if you get a chance or just grab a few minutes starting around the 29:00 minute mark.


  1. This looks great! Cupcake must be a great helper!

  2. Everything looks beautiful Charlotte!!!

  3. What a beautiful post! If we didn't have eat be grain free, we would love to do the Good Shepherd's Garden Parties, too. Thank you for sharing.

    I also want to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. All you have to do is follow the link and then follow the directions. This is a sign of my appreciation for your blog and what you have shared with others. I am a lurker most of the time and don't comment often. I love your coloring pages and also thank you for sharing those. They enrich our studies. God Bless.

  4. very lovely and inspiring!

  5. Such a pretty table, Charlotte! I love the idea of combining the garden party and Mary crowning.

  6. How adorable! I just wanted to see the cake - I bet it was yummy. We ended up at the Science Museum so no time for baking yet. Over the weekend! Hope she had a happy birthday.


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