November 1, 2010

All Saints Day activities

(Repost from my previous WordPress blog.)

Some snapshots of our day today:

All Saints Day coloring craft

I helped the kids do this fun and easy craft. We colored a few of our favorite saints and adorned them with cotton ball "clouds." My 3 ½ year old little girl loved this! We talked briefly about each of the saints as we colored, and she developed a particularly fond affinity towards St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

I found the coloring pages for free at places around the web such as Paper Dali, Waltzing Matilda, and Catholic Mom. A simple Google Image search yields great results as well!
After lunch we settled down to watch "St. Peter." It is LONG (197 minutes)! There were several moving and beautiful moments in the movie, particularly when Jesus forgave Peter for his betrayal and entrusted him to shepherd the flock of Christians. But I found that overall the movie was lacking, for a variety of reasons. It is not one I would necessarily recommend to anyone to watch. I wonder if there is a better movie out there about St. Peter and the early Church, made from a Catholic perspective?

All Saints Day cupcakes
Later in the day we made All Saints Cupcakes. The white frosting represents the saints that we honor for the holiness of their lives, while the red represents those who have shed blood for the love of Jesus Christ.

Do not be afraid to be saints. Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light. Be open to the Lord so that He may lighten all your ways.
- Pope John Paul II
I hope your day was a blessed one!
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