Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rome, Florence, and Assisi, October 11 - 22, 2013

Recently my husband and I were in Italy celebrating thirty years of marriage. The Italians know how to eat, prepare food, enjoy food and present it to the world. People come from near and far to partake of Italian cuisine.  Italian wines, candies and numerous foods are exported and are found in our supermarkets and specialty stores here in the United States and elsewhere. The above picture is a store window in Florence. The enticing display of colors and contrasts attracted my eyes and the beautifully arranged confections attracted my palate!

What that window picture says to me is strive for excellence in all that you present, make life beautiful for others, and reflect the best that you are able to, so that order, harmony and form, even in something as simple as a store window full of confections, communicates an excellence that we human beings are capable of, if we but try!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Monday, October 7, 2013

Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 2013

Look how creative the kids were in making this tasty and very attractive cupcake Rosary! We said a Hail Mary for each cupcake before we ate them! The hard part was waiting to finish our prayers, but the good part was that we said the Rosary. 

Here is another cupcake Rosary. I confess I made this one! You can make them for the Divine Mercy Chaplet, too. The children's Rosary is wonderfully creative. I love it when we make with food some beautiful and tasty work of art to honor a person or a noble act. The Rosaries by the children and myself were made to honor Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, on this feast day. "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen"