Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Little Lamb

St. Agnes had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.  St. Agnes had a little lamb. It's fleece was white as snow.


Beautiful St. Agnes died a martyr's death at the tender age of 13.  She had consecrated her life to God, vowing to remain pure and chaste.  When she refused the marriage proposal of the Governor's son, she was accused of being a Christian and put to death.

Depicted with a perfect lamb since her name resembles the Latin word for "lamb", agnus...


...the name "Agnes" is actually derived from the a feminine Greek adjective meaning, "chaste, pure, sacred".

I did not know that last part!  (It's good to learn something new every day.)

Her feast day is January 21.  This is the last feast day we plan to celebrate for the month of January in our living liturgy.

Coming up in February, we will be studying::

February 1 - St. Brigid of Ireland
February 8 - St. Josephine Bakhita
February 14 - St. Valentine

~  Patty  ~

7 comments:

  1. Totally stealing...ahhmmm...borrowing this precious idea.
    You are the best. : )

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    1. Really is a quick, easy, and fun way to bring art into an otherwise busy school day. :)

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  2. My daughter chose St. Agnes for her confirmation saint. Love her!

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  3. Having nothing to do with your post (which I love by the way) but can you recommend a book for me (not to read to my 2nd grade CCD class) about the sacrament of Reconciliation. As a family we'd love to make it more of a priority. I though maybe you might know of one. Thanks for thinking about it, tara

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    1. "The Most Beautiful Thing in the World" is a beautiful story on reconciliation (written in Eng, Spa, and French). The illustrations in the story are so sweet and pure. It's about an angel sent to earth to find the most beautiful thing. He sees so many beautiful things, but it is only when he visits a church that he finds the most beautiful thing.

      I also use the the St. Joseph First Communion Catechism, which has a beautiful description of what reconciliation as well as First Holy Communion. I use these beautiful teachings for my Confirmation class as well.

      Hope these suggestions help!

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  4. Sweet!! I love the little lambs. :)

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  5. So cute! St. Agnes is one of Lily's fav saints :)

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