Annual Homeschool Retreat

Friday was our annual homeschool retreat to The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL. Since I am so far behind in blogging, I will give you the link to Jennifer’s blog

That post is all about our trip and there is even a picture or two of my children on there.

One of the awesome things about homeschoolers in general is that the older children get along so well with the younger children and vice-versa.  At lunch John, Kevin, and a 15 year old boy were having a wonderful discussion about cats, kittens, and then books.  It was great that they could share these interests with eachother.

Here is John and Kevin with their friend Matthew.  We were coming out of the Healing Service that was held in the lower church.


During the prayer service the priest was talking about St. Faustina (the saint who was given the Divine Mercy image).  He said that in her diary she told of how she saw the blue and red rays (blue representing the waters of Baptism and red representing the blood which is the life of souls) coming from the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the Monstrance at adoration.  At this healing service we had the privilege of being very close to the monstrance.  As we knelt at the alter rail, Fr. brought the monstrance to each individual and the Blessed Sacrame stayed in front of us for several seconds.  Then Fr. made the sign of the cross with the Monstrance.  As held it near little Charlotte, I couldn’t help but wonder if the little ones could see these rays like St. Faustina did.

Anyway… here are the children and Joe.  Kevin is missing because he is telling Mrs. Green about the kittens.  Fancy’s mother is one of the Green’s cats.


Here is a picture with Kevin…


One final shot, as we were getting ready to leave, the clouds were so awe inspiring.  Here is the picture that we took of the clouds on this beautiful day…



One Response to “Annual Homeschool Retreat”

  1. JOHN Says:

    I remember that day.

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