Celebrating the Liturgical Year
January 1st - Mary, Mother Of God - Solemnity
We have a theotokos icon that
we'll study today and I think I'll ask them to try to draw it. & Explanation
- http://www.orthodoxwitness.org/pages/Theotokos%20(Tender%20M ercy).htm
I'd like to make the ornament. - Polish
if you are looking for smaller
scale Marian images for decoupage work, try allll of those catholic catalogs you
get in the mail
plant a Mary garden
list of flowers with Marian connections.
making pony bead rosaries here
could you use the Litany
of Loreto-- maybe not all of them, but some of these titles are a bit
obscure but so beautiful to discuss with the kids.
Newman's meditations and explain them to kids
I think we can probably learn a
good bit about Catholicism in different parts fo the world just by begiing with
Marian devotions. How different the study of the people and places around Mary
Queen of Irelandwill be compared with Our
Mother of Africa.
We made a page for OUr Lady of
Guadalupe. On one side, there is a narration of the story of Juan Diego. On the
other side, there is a picture of Juan Diego wearing his tilma. The tilma is cut
down the middle to make flaps. When you open the flaps, another flap falls down
(it's folded up from the bottom) and on it are stickers of tiny roses. That flap
was covering the image of Our Lady of Guadelupe.
I think a notebook will be a
place for Marian poetry, images of shrines and icons etc., copywork and
narrations and all the other tings that will present themselves as we go...
I purchased a set of Marian
Stamps from The
Catholic Rubber Stamp Company
Pope John Paul II had some
wonderful quotes about the Blessed Mother that might be used as well. I was
thinking of this for a cover page
Mother of God, let me be all yours!
check the Web
Gallery of Art for an amazing collection of Marian (and other) art
Our Lady's litany: readings
and reflections, Biskupek,
The titles of Our Lady :
reflections on the Litany of Loreto, Spitzer, R. J. 1962
A book that does cover some of
the Marian titles from the litany is The
Donkey's Dream. I love this book.
Other Faces of Mary by Ann Ball - This is a nice book for learning about
some of the Marian devotions from other cultures around the world.
This document from the EWTN
Library provides a list of major Marian Feast days with information on each
Bernadette Institute of Sacred Art has a short slide show of papercutting
pieces including Marian images. (Go to "Collection" and then click on
There is a site that has lots of
beautiful patterns to do your own scherenschnitte. They do have a Life
of the Virgin Mary set which includes the Annunciation, Visitation,
Nativity, and Flight into Egypt. They also have other specifically Nativity
pages devoted to Mary's life. There is one toward the end that has names
around the world for Mary, and a crossword puzzle for Marian feast days.
Emmanuel Books and thought they
might work well for the notebooks.
idea for Our Lady of Fatima: http://www.mariancastle.blogspot.com/
There are some great printables
of Jesus and Mary.
are great for lapbooks or notebooks.
are making mini books from:
Additionally, if you subscribe to
the Magnifikid there are many ways to cut and incorporate old issues into
projects as well.
Also, here is another set of
coloring page images:
We went to Target last weekend
and bought stickers, fancy paper and stick-on gemstones. I decided we'll try to
do one or 2 a month on saturdays, no pressure.
We're starting with the litany
titles and also planning to put them on in latin. I am also hoping to find
scripture references to go with them... like this:
was exalted like a palm tree in Engedi, like the rose bushes of Jericho"
Highland Dove's May Day - Mary Baskets