The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A Vignette of The Immaculate Conception and It’s Symbolism

Living here in France it's a joy to have so many Catholic feasts as national holidays, as a result I'm so much more aware of the liturgical year. So it's become a desire of mine to start to note these feasts. One of the ways I've started to do this is through little vignettes dedicated to them. They can be a reminder to those with knowledge who've fallen away. Or indeed a sign of hope that someone is publicly exposing them. Most importantly though you can teach your family through the symbols you use.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Truth Of The Immaculate Conception Reflects The Truth Of Jesus

Catholics often refer to Mary as the New Eve. Eve was the one to take the fruit, disobeying God. Yet Adam, who was meant to protect and was stood with her at the time, took the same fruit and ate also. Adam didn't protect and failed in his duty of leadership. However Mary, the New Eve, is protected from sin by the New Adam, her Son Jesus.

The Feast of Saint Nicholas

How To Storm Jar And Wreath For The Feast Of Saint Nicholas (Free Download)

The feast of Saint Nicholas is fast approaching and I wanted to share something to put out on it’s eve as your family prepares for his feast the next day. When I finished it last year I cannot tell you how pleased I was with the results; I love the images of Father Christmas worshipping the infant Jesus, so this was my starting point.