Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Practical Dreams

I attended a class last night about the colors and customs of liturgical seasons, and I woke up this morning with an image straight from a dream...

Create a prayer altar with colored candles to represent different liturgical seasons, and light the candle appropriate to the current season when praying. Fill the altar with holy reminders of the liturgical time of year (or the feast day) and with framed photographs of loved ones for which I pray.

Liturgy is the rhythm of the intertwining natural and divine worlds, a reminder of God's grand story played out on Earth.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Hello Esther, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Day today.

About this time last year I began a study on prayer (just a private thing, reading on my own) and learned more about the liturgy, which always attracted me, but of which I knew practically nothing, not having been raised in a liturgical church.

I love your ending quote on this post about liturgy.

Esther said...

Thanks, Sara.

I, too, was not raised in a liturgical (or any church, for that matter), but found its beauty later in life.

God bless your Thanksgiving...

Esther

Anonymous said...

Hello Esther,
I found your blog by accident. I wanted to let you know, that I enjoy reading your writings. It is wonderful to know there is someone out there, who can truly appreciate the deep spirituality, beauty and rich traditions in the Catholic faith.You are a great witness to Jesus and His Church. Thank you.

Renee

Esther said...

Hi, Renee,

Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you happened upon my blog. Please visit again soon!

Many blessings,
Esther :)