There are a lot of great saint days during Advent, helping build excitement for the One who makes saints: Our Lord!
This week we already celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
And today (Dec 9) is St Juan Diego's Feast Day!
We still have Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec 12) and Saint Lucy (Dec 13). We'll soon tell you what Catholics in Sweden do to celebrate St Lucy's Day!
"Webisode 1" today: Start listening today to "Fresh Flowers in Winter" to hear what happened in the story of St Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe!
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Also for this weekend, we have a video telling about a great way to remember to make sacrifices: using "Sacrifice Beads."
St. Therese the Little Flower wrote about receiving sacrifice beads from her sister over a hundred years ago, and my children have loved using them over the years.
I'll let the Adventure Guides explain more about them in the video.
However, allow me a quick note about the sacrifice beads with an idea for little children:
Our children like to attach them to their clothing and carry them around all day as a reminder. When they wear them, it is like they are "armed for battle."
Because "battle" is pretty rough sometimes, we have had to develop a sturdy set of sacrifice beads and a way to secure them reliably.
The result: a set of beads with thick string and built with a carabiner for easy snapping on and off by children of every age.
You can purchase our hand-built and child-tested carabiner sacrifice beads (with or without matching cord) on our website.
Here's the idea for little children: These 'sacrifice beads' are also a great way to teach children how to use their little fingers to count on a rosary. They can grasp these beads and pull them as they pray each "Hail, Mary" for an entire decade, then start over again. I've found it helps my little ones to get the idea of how to use regular rosaries which have much smaller and immoveable beads.
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