Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

I am posting this a couple of days early of both feast days because St. Juan Diego is the 9th of December and Our Lady of Guadalupe is the 12th.

To honor Our Lady on her Feast day, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, we did a couple of  simple yet, beautiful activities to honor our Blessed Mother.  

This day was a special day with our six year old son.  As the second of five children, I got some rare special one-on-one time with him for this activity.  We started by reading Father Lovasik's book on Our Lady of Guadalupe.  I read and pause between pages with this little man because he LOVES to ask questions or just give his input.  He is an excellent auditory learner (I wish I was like him) so he captures things by just listening to them once - amazing!

Then we started a couple of fun activities I found around the web (see the list at the bottom of this post):

Don't you just love the tongue out in concentration mode?

He was very cautious and meticulous about coloring his picture of our lady.

These were all of the supplies we used for this lesson.
The only one missing from this picture is the little Father Lovasik book.

More coloring and a picture of the cutest little candle I got for $.99 at the local "hispanic supermarket".

The wonderful DVD that we used to wrap up the lesson.

With supervision, Jojo was allowed to light his little candle. 
On his own, he then proceded to say a Hail Mary
and a special prayer for the Protection of our Blessed Mother
of unborn babies (it was so adorable!).

Explaining his color choices (he used the candle as a model).

Here he was coloring St. Juan Diego.

I got this prayer for St. Juan Diego's intercession from another blog;
I just loved that it was in Spanish.

He colored the Tilma and wanted the picture of our Lady to match, just right!

These little candles are about half the size of the regular Saint ones..

If you have been following Raising {& Teaching}Little Saints, you know how much I totally love all the DVDs that we got from CCC of America for children last year.  One of the ones we received from them for our review was Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe.  We finished our activities by watching this wonderful little movie on Our Lady and St. Juan Diego.

 Blessings to you all!
Items used:
Our Lady of Guadalupe candle, bought at a local Mexican grocery store
Our Lady of Guadalupe book by Father Lovasik

Mama Erika

This blog post is linked up:
Fiestas de Enlaces Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe


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