Sunday, October 17, 2010

Australia's First Saint.

Today has been a day of celebration. 

Mary MacKillop has been made Australia's first saint. She was a Roman Catholic nun who co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. This is the religious order that is still involved in the running of our children's school and our Parish Church, St Joseph's. 

All over Australia there have been celebrations and in our small St Joseph's parish there was a beautiful mass followed by a breakfast BBQ and lots of dancing and excitement amongst the kids. Their excitement was infectious and I captured some light-hearted snaps on my mobile.

Afterwards we went home for a few hours and then went to a party at a friends house. There was a mixture of children of all ages and they had so much fun playing together while the Dads put the world to rights on the balcony (sipping cold beer as you do!) and the Mums gossiped around the kitchen table tucking in to some great snacks. 

The diet went out the window as soon as Jo's warm spinach and cheese dip was placed in front of me with a big bowl of tortilla chips. I was weak! I guess it's not every day that you celebrate an occasion like this. (It's not much of an excuse but I'm sticking to it!) 

I hope your weekend was filled with as much fun and sunshine as ours (but maybe a little less calories!)

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day...and I would be right beside you when the spinach and cheese dip came out. I LOVE that stuff! :)