As music played, Cecilia sang to God, ‘make my heart immaculate that I might not be put to shame.’ (Cantantibus Organis)
November 22nd ~ Memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr
There were 20 girls in attendance at our Nov. 6 meeting. Majority of the girls attended First Saturday Mass together. The meeting was a bit different than previous meetings. We divided the girls into groups of 5-6. Each group rotated between 4 stations.
- coloring page – the girls were able to get a jump start on their St. Cecilia coloring page and get a little social time.
- The Colors of Piety frame – Mrs. A and Mrs. R helped the girls create a colorful piety frame.
- piety pin – Mrs. Aranas was head designer at the pin station.
- memory verse skip-it. - Mrs. P and Rose led physical exercise outside. The girls jumped/skipped to their memory verse. Father S attempted to join the girls but his boots were too big for the skip-it ring
The girls learned about St. Cecilia and why she was chosen for the virtue of Piety.
We used Father Lasance’s Colors of Piety to better explain the virtue. Each craft was based on The Colors of Piety.
Rosy Red: Zeal in hearing Mass
Scarlet Orange: Works of Charity
Bright Gold: Practice of Frequently Raising the Heart to God
Verdant Green: Sanctification of Sunday
Celestial Blue: Fervor in Prayer (daily prayers)
Violet: Self-Denial (make sacrifices and learn to be obedient)
White: Pious actions (the Rosary, the Scapular, and Eucharistic Adoration)
Father L visited the girls. He spoke about All Souls Day and our role in praying for those in purgatory.
Once again, you are welcome to place the current Wreath Badge onto your Little Flowers sash, once you determine that your LF has mastered the virtue and knowledge of the saint.
AR used Boy Scout double sided tape to adhere the badge to H’s sash.
- Activity Sheet
- Coloring Page – St. Cecilia
- The Golden Legend – A story for children by Jacob Voragine about the life and death of St. Cecilia.
- St. Cecilia Bio – EWTN
- St. Cecilia Bio v2 – EWTN
- St. Cecilia - Audio
Patron: Albi, France; composers; martyrs; music; musicians; musical instrument makers; archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska; poets; singers.
Symbols: Holding a lute; playing the organ; holding roses.