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St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

We had a fun celebration at church for St. Francis Day (October 4). There was a Blessing of the Animals, plus fun kids’ activities like pony rides and a petting zoo. It was great! The Kiddo enjoyed coloring St. Francis related pages. That tan, black, and white creature on the table in the photo above … Continue reading

Michaelmas 2015

Michaelmas 2015

(Coloring page from here.) We had a very quiet Michaelmas celebration this year, but I think it was quite lovely. Here is some of what we have done in the past. This year, I made my now annual blackberry cake (blackberry cake because of the story from the British Isles that says when St. Michael threw … Continue reading

Lent

Lent

Besides our Lenten giving that we are doing, each day of Lent we also add a candle to our Lenten spiral and move the figure of Christ carrying the Cross. Then, on Sundays, we light all of the candles so far (we don’t light the candles daily, just on Sunday. Sundays are not part of … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2014

St. Nicholas Day 2014

Last Saturday, December 6, was St. Nicholas Day! We celebrated at home and at church. When G woke up in the morning, he found a couple treats in his slippers, plus we read a story and talked about St. Nicholas and why he is special.That morning, we also headed to church for St. Nicholas crafts and … Continue reading

Martinmas

Martinmas

Martinmas is observed on November 11 and celebrates St. Martin of Tours. The story of St. Martin (in a very abbreviated way) is that Martin was a Roman soldier, not known for his kindness. He had been a brutal fighter, persecuting Christians and whomever else the army told him to. It started to wear on … Continue reading