St. Agatha’s Feast Day is February 5. She was a young Christian who refused to marry or break her vow of chastity. The young suitor Quintian had her arrested, imprisoned and tortured in the hope of changing her mind and she responded “Jesus Christ, Lord of all, you see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil.”
With St Lawrence’s Feast Day on August 10, these two Feast Days of St Agatha and St Lawrence (6 months apart) offer excellent opportunities to check fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, changing batteries and talking over a plan with the family, in the event of a fire. Develop your own Family Fire Safety Plan.
We were blessed to meet Fulton last summer, a charming 6 year old who was accidentally burned in a gasoline fire when he was 4 and a half. He gives out a little card with “Fulton’s Burn Facts” along with 5 things to do for major burns, after 911 is called. His Mom offers this Burn Safety Activity in honor of St Lawrence and recommends this link for First Aid for Burns
In A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , we suggest a BarBQ or a marshmallow-roasting bonfire (or Miniature Bon Fire in a large empty coffee can, outside!) to celebrate your Semi-Annual Family Fire Drill. Use caution and common sense…teaching kids to stay safe around fire…and keeping marshmallow sticks out of eyes!
Feast Day Crafts and Activities
Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our future Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series THREE).
We hope that you have enjoyed Feast Day Fun: St Agatha!
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!