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HOME ALTAR - A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO PRAY

"Come Pray With Me!"


WHY A HOME ALTAR?

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." ŚMatthew 18:20

The home altar started as a personal place to offer my daily prayers to Almighty God. I soon realized that others might find this altar setting as peaceful as I do when offering my daily prayers, therefore the home altar is now available for your use whenever you would like to visit. 


THE CHAPEL

The main wall of the Chapel, the Main Altar, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a statue of Jesus extending His hands in peace...Peace Be With You. The Main Altar  altar background contains pictures of the Stations of the Cross with the first seven on the left side, the right side the last seven. My two favorite depictions of the Divine Mercy Image are behind the statue of the Sacred Heart. The Gothic Windows are replicas of the stained windows of St. Patrick's Church, where I was baptized, confirmed, made my first communion and served as an altar boy for many years. Several of my favorite chaplet beads can be seen. Crystal vases contain white and red roses, as well as wine and water on a serving tray; provision for hosts is provided in an additional crystal piece. My childhood prayerbook albeit quite "torn and tattered" is also shown. A Padre Pio rosary is adjacent to the prayerbook. Several of my "prized" possessions are the small holy water bottles from Knock, Ireland. Candles on either side of the altar complete the decor.

The second wall of the Chapel, the Rosary Wall, is dedicated to the Rosary, my favorite prayer, with statues of Mary, Our Lady of Grace, on the right side; the statue of Joseph holding the Child Jesus on the left side. The center is adorned with the pictures of the Rosary depicting the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and the new Luminous mysteries. Burgundy roses on green vines encompass the mystery depictions, topped by a small crucifix that had been "thrown away" by someone. A small ceramic statue of Mary with the Infant Jesus adorns the center pedestal flanked by two candles.

The third wall of the Chapel, the Devotion Wall, is dedicated to the Infant of Prague and St. Therese, "The Little Flower." Beautiful statues of each adorn pedestals of honor on each side of a gorgeous golden cross, a gift from my third Son and his two beautiful daughters. A favorite picture of the Infant of Prague and St. Therese "The Little flower," is situated below the center pedestal holding the Cross. Completing the display is a half-circle of variegated green leaves on a vine perfuse with red roses. 


ALTARS FOR THE LITURGICAL SEASONS

Advent

Christmas

Ordinary

Lent

Easter

Pentecost


HOME ALTAR LIVE IMAGES (N/A)

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." ŚMatthew 18:20

The REASON for the home altar..."For where two...

 

 
 

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