One of my favorite Catholic holidays is the Feast of the Assumption. Now that I am a mother I really dig Mary, and appreciate reflecting on and honoring the feminine side of God. I mean- Catholics don't actually recognize Mary as a God, but she without sin, and didn't die so she is pretty much Catholic Church's way of honoring the feminine God-like elements of creation. I like the idea of finding power and grace in feminine elements. Too often in our culture they are thought of as weakness.
Anyway, Follow the Year didn't actually have any suggestions for celebrating The Assumption, but I found a few sites that really helped me come up with something simple and fun to remind the family that we were honoring Mary. Since The Feast of the Assumption began as the Roman harvest festival of "First Fruits", the Catholics traditionally bless fruits and herbs on this day. One site suggested making blueberry cobbler since blue is the color associated with Mary in the Church. This is perfect. We actually have a blueberry bush in our yard, and they are well ripened by this time of year
|It looked better in the photo on the site, but it tasted good!|