Here is our blue meal (as blue as we could get it anyway!) We have our special Marian tablecloth and blue servette’s for serving our cake onto (and any spills..) Found all my blue Tupperware and had some blue cups. I did buy a blueberry juice mix but it was really pink in colour. I was REALLY hoping there would be a nice blue cake with fresh cream and jam and there was one left on special! Yahoo!
Helen mentioned that the Visitation is one of Mary’s seven joys. So I put the word ‘JOY’ on the cake using blue coated chocolate rocks. The cake did not look very impressive around the edges and it was a double layered cake so I quickly made a ‘skirt’ for it with the initials, “V” & “M” all the way round. It could be for “The Virgin Mary” or “The Visitation of Mary” or both.
Here is the prayer on pg 88:
Optional Reading: Luke 1:39-45
Leader: Having begotten God in her womb, the Virgin Mary hastened to Elizabeth.
All: Whose child understood this greeting and who rejoiced with leapings and songs.
Blessing: Blessed be you, God of infinite tenderness, for you inspired Mary, the humble maiden of Nazareth, to visit her cousin Elizabeth and to assist her in her human needs. Help us, so that following Mary’s example, we may remain always open to the needs of others. Fortify us with the nourishment of this meal, and bring us one day to the eternal feast in your kingdom. Amen.