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).
St Padre Pio is an amazing saint, with his stigmata, dedication to hearing confessions, ecstasy and conversations with Jesus and Mary. His biggest influence on us has been his relationship with his Guardian Angel, a friend he conversed with throughout his entire life…and his confidence in all of our Guardian Angels, to pass along messages and nudge us to do what’s right.
I loved reading “Send Me Your Guardian Angel”! The book is not just an inspiring testament to St Padre Pio’s holiness, but reminds us of how revered he was during his lifetime. I’m still picturing the little Italian ladies chasing Padre Pio with scissors, eager to snatch pieces of his clothes for relics!
The book also enlivens our understanding of the active role that Guardian Angels can play in our lives. Perhaps you say the Guardian Angel prayer with your kids too. Well, this book adds new life to that prayer and intensifies their role in our lives dramatically!
Very human and humorous stories are told in this enlightening book. You might just find yourself quoting some of the stories to others! The simple style of storytelling, combined with the well-known holiness of this awesome saint might just convince you to get better acquainted with your own Guardian Angel. You may even begin to enlist your angel’s help to assist you and your loved ones in everyday life.
Read my full Review of Send Me Your Guardian Angel.
Check out our Wooden Painted Saint Tutorialto start your own set! We’ve got lots of ways to use them as well… in board games, classic playsets, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Saints Day decorations, chore counting and piano practicing.
There are so many great quotes attributed to St Padre Pio. I think I’ll be trying to follow this one as I start my Rome pilgrimage today on his Feast Day!
…and because I’m sure you’d like to see our St Padre Pio and broken statue collection
St Padre Pio,
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!