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'So must the Son of Man be lifted up.' Sunday Reflections, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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Christ in Agony on the Cross, El Greco, 1600s Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelJohn 3:13-17 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition; Canada) 
Jesus said to Nicodemus: No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.“
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. NicodemusUnknown Master, Flemish Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium [Web Gallery of Art] The Catholic Bishops' Conference…

Activities for other special Catholic events in September, especially Mama Mary's birthday

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Besides the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa, there are a couple of other memorable events coming up this September, namely Mama Mary's birthday (or Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on September 8, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 and The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15. Exciting huh?! ;-) 


Let's take a look at what two of my favorite Catholic mommy bloggers have posted with regard to ideas and activities for celebrating these feast days:


First of all, may I just say that Lacy is really one of my favorite Catholic mommy bloggers?!! She is so blessed with creativity and resourcefulness, and I always refer to her blog for crafts and activities that highlight the beauty of the Catholic faith. Here is her compilation of ideas (from other amazing Catholic moms!) for celebrating Mama Mary's birthday:

So the most obvious idea for celebrating this feast day is to make a birthday cake for Mary. Anything blue is a great idea since that's Mary'…