I was surprised by this very thoughtful and kind review of my blog, Finer Femininity, that was written by Chad on his blog From the Depths to the Wilderness. I thought I would share it with you today. You can read the review here. And you can check out his blog while you’re at it. 🙂
I would also like to share with you some photos from our Traditional Family Weekend a couple of weeks ago. It was a very refreshing time, full of fun and spiritual nourishment.
We started it off with decorating and a run-through of the Talent show on Thursday night. The sound and lighting person, Rob Heschmeyer (who is an integral part of the Weekend) had to help with Father Walker’s funeral so he started early Thursday and went back and forth from the hall to the church where the funeral was taking place.
Decorating is a joyous time, full of anticipation as we prepare for the events to come. The dance followed with young and old alike taking part in an evening of enjoyment and camaraderie!
High Mass on Saturday morning was celebrated by Father VanderPutten who was visiting from Nigeria. His sermon was terrific and caught the attention of all, especially the young folk!
The conferences took place Saturday afternoon, followed by the rosary. They were inspiring and it was very gratifying to see the young people gather to listen to both priests talk, each about an hour long! Whole families took part which was wonderful!
The evening was started off by the Talent Show drawing the biggest crowd of the Weekend! The show featured an Australian National Anthem, Yo-Yo acrobats, Irish Dancers and many more wonderful acts! It was a delight and we ended the show singing “Faith of Our Fathers” in honor of Father Walker. Our cross and “shrine” was dedicated to him also. Sunday we had a Pancake Breakfast, Volleyball, games and a good old family movie to end it all off! Then home for a well-deserved rest! Come and join us next time! 🙂
It looked beautiful and fun and lovely and reminds me of what maybe better Catholic culture might have looked like before the 60s hit. I very much would love to be there! 😀 Even the Irish dancers had nice longer outfits on…..I am very impressed! 🙂
Thank you, Mary! We’d love to see you at one!
Thanks for the link
I’ll be trying to come out to the next Traditional family weekend. I heard great things about it from a young couple from my parish that attended, and I had the blessing to meet Father VanderPutten this week for the first time.
It’s good to see Catholics taking such joy in each other’s company, thanks for sharing the photos.
Thank you Chad. I hope you can make it! And once again, thank you for the nice review. 🙂
Thank you for the pictures! And thank you SOOOO much for putting the weekend on! It is the best!!!
Thanks so much Isabel! It’s all of you that make it worthwhile! 😊
Thank you so much for sharing the pictures, to see so many dress modest is so refreshing.
Thanks for posting the pics!! Hopefully we can come next year! 😀
These pictures are great Leane! The weekend was wonderful, and having Fr. Vanderputten there was such a blessing.
That looks like it was a wonderful event. Thank you for the photos. I wish that something like this event was held anywhere near where I lived. Count yourself blessed to be part of and close to such a great community.