Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Feast of St. Anne and Joachim

Yesterday was...

my feast day! 

Yes, my name is Lisa, you have not lost your mind. But, Ann is my middle name, as well as a namesake of my Grandma, Mom, Aunt, Sister and Kevin's Grandma. St. Anne is the Grandma of Jesus and the patron saint of housewives, giving me so many reasons to love her!

To celebrate we began the day with donuts. I tried to get a picture of Bean eating her donut and she said "Mom, I think we have enough pictures of us eating donuts" and turned her head away.

Um, I guess it's true. We eat a lot of donuts on feast days in the Cotter house. Point taken.

The rest of the day we did some decorating, including the poster you see at the top of the page. You can download the picture of St. Anne from Waltzing Matilda

St. Anne is traditionally shown wearing a red dress and green mantle: red for Divine Love and green for immortality. So, we had a red and green dinner consisting of green spinach with red crasins, red sauce pasta, green beans (fresh from our garden!) and sangria. 

And the best part...

dessert pizza. So good, so so good. I called on the doughboy for the sugar cookie crust and used cream cheese frosting, easy.

For prayers to honor the day you can pray the Chaplet of St. Anne. I think that's how you know a saint is really cool, if they have their own chaplet.