A Few of Our Lenten Activities
~ Our 2010 Lenten Calendar ~
A few changes for this year ::
:: I decided to write in the items (for the younger children to count) daily, rather than plan it all out ahead of time. I hope to coordinate what I have them count with what I’ll be working on de-cluttering each day for the 40 Bag Challenge.
:: Our older boys will earn pennies by reading religious/saint books rather than counting various household items with the younger children. For each page they read they will earn a penny for their rice bowls. They were very excited about this change and have been doing quite a bit of extra reading each night. Hubby said that perhaps we should have said per chapter instead of per page! 😉
~ Fast and Give Alms ~
Take one item from pantry each day for the Poor,
~ Lenten Reading for the Children ~
~ 40 Days and 40 Nights ~
~ Sacrifice Beans ~
“Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.” ~ Thomas a Kempis
~ Stations of the Cross ~
(That is, IF we can find time to assemble them… if not, they will be saved for next year.)
Our Favorite DVD:
(You can even listen to the complete CD online
I also printed out the Pocket-Size Stations of the Cross (from Catholic Artworks
) for the children to color sometime soon.
~ The Jesus Tree ~
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.