Guest Post: by Lisa Hendey
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One of my favorite aspects of writing A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms was the task of compiling the “Saint-Inspired Activities” section of each of the fifty-two chapters. In this portion of each chapter, I recommend two activities to help families come to better know and love the saint being discussed. These are simple, weeklong projects — one for Mom and one for her to do with her children — that are designed to underscore the virtues of the saints.
As a “craft impaired” mom, I’ll admit that the children’s activities are very simple tasks to enjoy together, topics to discuss, or projects that can be easily carried out with no trip to the store. My hope is that these “hands on” ideas will help moms, teachers, grandmothers, religious, or others working with children to bring the lives of the saints truly to life. These holy men and women who have gone before us have so much relevance to the times we live in — their sanctity, but also the manner in which they were able to overcome the struggles of their own times, can be a great light for those of us who are endeavoring to lead lives that grace-filled and saintly.
I included these activities for children because I know from my own time with my sons when they were younger that often in teaching the faith to our children, we discover new richness in it for ourselves. These activities are not intended to be another “to do” item on moms’ already very busy lists, but an optional way to joyfully explore the saints with those we love most.
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