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All Saints Day 2010

November 1, 2010

Some snapshots of our day today:

All Saints Day coloring craft

I helped the kids do this fun and easy craft. We colored a few of our favorite saints and adorned them with cotton ball “clouds.” My 3 ½ year old little girl loved this! We talked briefly about each of the saints as we colored, and she developed a particularly fond affinity towards St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

I found the coloring pages for free at places around the web such as Paper Dali, Waltzing Matilda, and Catholic Mom. A simple Google Image search yields great results as well!

After lunch we settled down to watch “St. Peter.” It is LONG (197 minutes)! There were several moving and beautiful moments in the movie, particularly when Jesus forgave Peter for his betrayal and entrusted him to shepherd the flock of Christians. But I found that overall the movie was lacking, for a variety of reasons. It is not one I would necessarily recommend to anyone to watch. I wonder if there is a better movie out there about St. Peter and the early Church, made from a Catholic perspective?

 

All Saints Day cupcakes

Later in the day we made All Saints Cupcakes. The white frosting represents the saints that we honor for the holiness of their lives, while the red represents those who have shed blood for the love of Jesus Christ.

Do not be afraid to be saints. Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light. Be open to the Lord so that He may lighten all your ways.

– Pope John Paul II

I hope your day was a blessed one!

Follow the All Saints Day Link-up to view more related posts around the blog-o-sphere. 🙂

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7 Comments
  1. Thanks for the kind mention of Paper Dali (my site). And how fun to see my dolls being used. I’m bookmarking your site definitely to check out your conversion story and see all the good things here when time permits.

    Peace and blessings!

  2. Great post, thank you … BUT, those cakes made me hungry. It really is not fair to post such beautiful pictures and leave readers miles away wishing they had one of your cakes!

    God bless you and yours.

  3. The red and white for the frosting was a great idea. Thank you for sharing. And if you do find a better movie please let us know..:)

  4. I think it’s so awesome that Hannah found a favorite saint so young. Wouldn’t it be awesome if she ended up being her confirmation saint? She can grow up “knowing” St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

    I love that you made an entire day of activities for All Saints Day. How awesome.

  5. Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m here from paper dali where Vee posted your lovely Saints artwork today. Love the little cotton balls for added effect! I look forward to stopping by your blog.

  6. I like the cupcakes idea! Next year I’ll have to be more organized in planning All Saints’ Day activities…

  7. Hi, I found your link from Catholic Icing and came over to say hello. Your saint craft looks simple yet fun for little hands! I’m a big fan of Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda. She’s an amazing artist and has a generous heart to be willing to share with all of us1

    God Bless!

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