Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Saints Day!

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a an especially good day to remind our children that we are all called to be saints. We have been preparing for today by doing daily readings about the lives of the saints and then adding coloring pages to the kids' bedroom doors. We have also taken out all our Holy Cards and looked at them, read the prayers, and looked up the saints depicted on the card on the Internet.

We have also been celebrating by praying the Litany of the Saints every morning. It has been a challenge to get all the kids to be still while praying, but I find that Marco and Isabella do an exceptional job setting an example for Anthony. I plan to continue doing this through the Octave of All Saint's Day (November 1 until November 8).

Our Litany wall.

Other good ways to celebrate can be to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead. This will actually gain a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory. And of course, you can have your children dress up as saints and play saint games.

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