I am starting to make it a point to celebrate my faith throughout the year. I think that while we have many Holy Days and feast days on the liturgical calendar, we could do a better job of making each one special. This book does a great job of helping with that task. I want Ellie to see that our faith is a celebration of thanksgiving for God’s gifts to us. So, keep checking back here for random little things you can do to make each special day in our faith a special day in your home as well!
Now, Good Friday is the last day fasting from meat during Lent, but there is also a special “twist” on what should be served for dinner tonight. I originally read about this in The Catholic Home, but I also found this little blurb on the interwebs!
“In 1440 a page in the prayer book used by Catharine of Cleves depicted St. Bartholomew surrounded by pretzels. They were thought to bring good luck, prosperity and spiritual wholeness. A decade later in 1450, Germans ate pretzels and hard-boiled eggs for dinner on Good Friday – the day of fasting. The large, puffy pretzel symbolized everlasting life, and the two hard-boiled eggs, nestled in each of the large round curves of the pretzel, represented Easter’s rebirth.”
So, break out the Rold Gold (or try this recipe that I worked on today), and crack open those Easter eggs you dyed. Add them to your Fillet O’ Fish, and you can have your own Good Friday feast!