Father Oak | Wildflowers and Marbles
Years ago, my mom attended a class of some kind at Aquinas college in Nashville led by the Dominicans. I wish I could remember who led the class so I could give proper credit (Mom, if you're reading this can you leave a comment telling me who the sister was?) Anyway, Mom shared a lot of great information with me. At the time, I think our oldest was around 2 maybe. This was to be my first introduction to really "living" the liturgical year, and thanks be to God, it stuck! Looking back, and re-reading some of the information Mom gave to me, I now know that much of what Mom had been given was on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. I'm not sure if that was the original topic for discussion at this class, but I think it might have been. This was the source and beginning of our Feast Day Table, and this was the source for the idea for Father Oak. Originally, I think the plans called for you to cut the shape of Father out of heavy cardboard, but I decided to use wood instead. I drew out a