Happy Easter 2012!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!"Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen." ~Luke 24: 5-6On behalf of all of us here at Building Cathedrals, a very blessed and happy Easter Sunday to all of our readers!If you have never tried making Resurrection Rolls with your kids, it's not too late! Remember, Easter lasts for 50 days and you can make them anytime between now and Pentacost. They are always a huge hit in our family! … [Read more...]

Stabat Mater

At the Cross her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping, close to her Son to the last.Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, all His bitter anguish bearing, now at length the sword has passed.O how sad and sore distressed was that Mother, highly blest, of the sole-begotten One.Christ above in torment hangs, she beneath beholds the pangs of her dying glorious Son.Is there one who would not weep, whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ's dear Mother to … [Read more...]

Easter, please?

I don't know what it is about this year's Holy Week, but I'm already feeling like tomorrow should be Good Friday with Easter on its heels.  And it's only Wednesday.What is it about weeks like this?  I have been so immersed in our little corner of the world--the details, the to-do's and checklists, the daily sprint (that feels like a marathon)-- to get through each day.   It's been exhausting.  On Monday there were so many logistics to manage, I literally had to write out every single minute o … [Read more...]

Lenten Failure and Easter Triumph

At the beginning of Lent I felt extremely thankful, almost exuberant, at the healthy arrival of my daughter Josie.  Our family had survived another pregnancy with mom functioning at less than full capacity. The pain, sickness, exhaustion, and worry of pregnancy were over.  The first difficult postpartum month was behind us.  For the first time in 10 months I felt like my body, and our family routine, were headed in the right direction.I felt so thankful and enthusiastic that I wanted to show … [Read more...]