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)
An imprinted image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was found with out-of-season roses, in the cloak (or tilma) of Juan Diego. The Blessed Virgin Mary had appeared to Juan and encouraged him to convince the authorities to build the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now a popular pilgrimage site.
If you would like to read an awesome story about St Juan and Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Check out Feast Day Fun: St Juan Diego for the paper bag tilma we made for Bridget’s American Doll and links to make craft flowers to decorate your table for a special feast!
How about Mexican, tonight?
You will find quite a few coloring pages for Our Lady of Guadalupe…once again great for both the Feast Day of St Juan on December 9 and the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12.
These images of Our Lady of Guadalupe look great colored…and can be traced to make the American Girl tilma!
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!