Today is the Feast of St. Ambrose! You can read about him here.
St. Ambrose is the Patron Saint of Candlemakers, among other things, so I thought it would be a good day to let the children decorate our Christ Candle in time to drape it with blue cloth tomorrow, December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. On Christmas Eve we will remove the cloth to reveal Christ and replace our Advent Candles with this one as we celebrate Christmas.
We really enjoyed reading the story of St. Ambrose out of wonderful book we just purchased titled Once upon a time Saints. The children were all quite captivated and I look forward to reading more stories from this book.
However, when it came time to decorate our candle, I was not quite sure what to use since the supplies I ordered ended up being out of stock and have yet to arrive… Captain had the great idea of using some nativity stickers I purchased last year! Now how easy is that! We tied a big gold ribbon around the candle and the kids got busy applying stickers.
St. Ambrose ~ Pray for us!