More Catholicity from . . . Brrr . . . Minnesota

Deep Freeze Minnesota

The news called it historical, but when you’re born and raised in Minnesota, like my husband and me, it’s simply another exciting winter week.

30 below zero weather did make for enjoyable, indoor times, prayer for fellow Minnesotans and an exciting three days out of school and buses. One of the best parts of growing up in Minnesota are announcements from your school district that there will be no school.  Children and parents anxiously wait to see their school name, followed by “CLOSED,” slide across the bottom of the television screen. One “Watertown School Distirct: CLOSED TOMORROW,” was silver. Three days? Those were golden!

Although we home school, we still felt excitement as everyone hunkered down in their warm homes and to-do lists waited for the thermometer to rise above 10 below. Youngsters blessed with fireplaces, imagined furnaces breaking down from too much work. Children and parents would be forced to snuggle together, in toasty pajamas, by a roaring, crackling fire. Yet, furnaces labored on and instead, little hands prayed for those not blessed with warm homes, hoping for all Minnesotans to be safe.

Ironically, our little home school celebrated a few Summer “Jesse Tree Journey VBS” activities to think “warm” as we “cozied up” in our farmhouse. We colored Joseph’s colorful coats, danced to “Rock of Faith,” and role played lessons learned from Scripture. And, now that we are thawing out, we hope you will think about summer, too. Perhaps you will visit to feel the warmth of fun Catechesis, too.


Stay warm!

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