Sunday, February 2, 2014

What I Wore Sunday-vol. 29

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Hey guys!  I'm back this week after taking a lot of time off from WIWS.  There's a lot of reasons for that--one being attending on Saturdays and not wearing thing anything worth sharing.

I actually did go to Mass last night by myself because I remembered at the last minute there was candlelight and I wanted to go.  Brice wasn't ready to just leave suddenly so I went alone.  I really wanted that candlelight experience because most Protestants have a candlelight Christmas Eve service--something not found in Catholic churches of my experience and I'm sorry, but I just don't feel like Christmas Eve is right without it.  Are there other converts who feel the same?

Anyway, last night's was for Candlemas as many of you know.  We each had a taper candle that we were "allowed" to take home (I'm pretty sure the tone of Father's voice when he said this wasn't one of gift-giving and more of, "Please don't leave all these candles here in the church for us to clean up!").  Each family was also provided with a little candle, halfway between tealight and votive size.  Aaaand we had throat blessings in honor of St. Blaise whose feast day is tomorrow.

For those of you who don't know, Candlemas is the day that the church blesses all of the candles that will be used in the upcoming year.  I had hoped to have our Advent candles made by today so that they could be blessed (a tradition I was hoping to start this year), but extenuating circumstances prevented it.  I'll just bring them by the church when they are ready or use the blessing in my Catholic Home book.  I'm making the candles with friends from our church group using the kits from Toadily Handmade Beeswax since liturgical candles were traditionally beeswax and candles used in the church today must be at least 51% beeswax.

Candlemas is the celebration of the Presentation of the Lord--40 days after Christmas.  The presentation was a Jewish custom that Mary and Joseph honored, marking Mary's purification and making an offering for the birth of Jesus in form of two pigeons.  The tradition of blessing the candles comes from the idea that Jesus is the light of the world.  My Catholic Home book suggesting having pancakes because of "their sunny color and shape".

And finally, here is what I wore:
 
Dress: Banana Republic
Camisole: Kohls'
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target
Flexi-clip: Lilla Rose
Corgle: PetFinder.com :-)

Yes, that's our adorable dog Lillian Marie for those of you who have not met her yet.  She likes to dance.

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