Feast Day Fun: St Monica!
St Monica is remembered as having a stressful life, between her ill-tempered husband and rebellious son! Through persistent prayer, sacrifice, patience and gentleness, St Monica’s husband converted before he died. Her rebellious son Augustine was also converted and became a bishop and saint and is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. With patience, gentleness and persistence, St Monica reminds us to pray for others, even when they are difficult to get along with …and resistant to changing their ways! She offers us hope in our prayer for those who stray from Jesus.
St Monica is known for her persistent prayers for her husband and son. Make pizza-dough pretzels today, just as the monks made them; their form represents folded hands in prayer! The power of prayer just can’t be emphasized enough! Build your family’s repertoire of prayers with the All Season Prayer Bank: it comes with 73 special prayer cards and templates for a neat accordion envelope folder to keep them in! Do you collect your favorite Catholic prayers and images on Pinterest? I do!
I also offer the Prayer Loom Prayer Book Tutorial and FREE printable to help you make this awesome custom Sacrament Gift. You could also include these awesome Prayer Printables made by Kendra at Catholic All Year.
Feast Day Crafts and Activities
Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).
Pray for us!
Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Don’t forget to add it at the Celebrate the Saints Link-Up…or pick up an idea or two for your family to enjoy!