Each year on the Third Sunday of Advent children gather with their families in St. Peter’s Square in Rome for “Bambinelli Sunday.” It’s an Italian Catholic family tradition in which handcrafted babies or “bambinelli” destined to represent the Christ child in the family’s Nativity scene are blessed by the pope.
Today, Time Magazine named Pope Francis their 2013 Person of the Year.
Also today, the little inhabitants of Das Schmidt Haus name their daddy the 2013 Man of the Year.
Welcome back to our series — Pray, Work, Rest & Play — where we share a bit about how we’re striving to incorporate an order, a rule of sorts, to our daily routine here at Das Schmidt Haus. A routine that organically involves prayer, work, rest, and play. How are you incorporating these into your daily routine? … [Read more…]
We’re joining the Advent wreath link-up at CatholicMom.com and sharing a few photos of our wreath. Oh and we wrote a haiku, too!
How are you incorporating Pray, Work, Rest & Play into your daily routine this week? Here at Das Schmidt Haus we are blessing the Advent wreath and praying with the hope candle, thinking up grand St. Nicholas surprises, savoring quiet afternoons, and having one last Autumn hurrah with dad and leaves.