Little Flowers Girls’ Club ~ Cheerfulness
Yesterday afternoon I hosted our 7th Little Flowers Girls’ Club
meeting for Wreath III
. Since we started late this year, we are a little behind and still have a couple meetings to go over the summer months. For this meeting we decided to skip ahead a month so we could focus on Mary Mother of God and the virtue of Cheerfulness during the the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady. We also decided to have a simplified “End of the Year” Marian Titles May Crowning Luncheon
following our meeting which turned out so nice and the girls absolutely loved all the symbolic foods!
I be back with pictures from our Luncheon later…
Here is the overview of our meeting:
~ Coloring Pages ~
~ Notebook Pages ~
For this month’s Virtue Notebook/Scrapbook Page, I used the memory verse for Cheerfulness, and a beautiful Consecration to Mary from Mondays With Mary A Celebration of Marian Feasts Throughout the Year:
“My Queen, My Mother, I give myself entirely to Thee, and to show my devotion to Thee, I consecrate to thee this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self, without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am Thine own, keep me, defend me as Thy property and possession. Amen.”
… an image of Our Blessed Mother, and some blue phlox (the flower for this virtue). You can download my document here.
Here is a picture of the sample page I created:
Here are the girls’ completed pages for “Cheerfulness”:
~ Craft :: Marian Artist Trading Cards ~
There were so many crafts I wanted to do for this meeting, but I ended up needing to keep it simple since I was also planning a May Crowning Luncheon for after this meeting. I ended up deciding to have all the girls create 5 Marian Artist Trading Cards, to participate in Kimberlee’s Marian ATC Swap
The girls all enjoyed illustrating their cards!
~ Lesson on Cheerfulness ~
Father spoke to the girls about Mary and the virtue of Cheerfulness, going through each of the five dimensions of Cheerfulness (Marian, Courageous, Heroic, Consistent, and Contagious) shared in the leader’s manual. Afterwards he taught the girls a Marian hymn, led a Marian procession, and then we all prayed the Litany of Loreto
before enjoying our May Crowning Feast.
~ Wreath III Flower Cupcakes ~
Blue Phlox Cupcakes
I wasn’t sure how I was going to decorate the cupcakes this month. . . After looking at various images online of Blue Phlox Flowers I ended up making a little bit of blue frosting. Using a round frosting tip, I put five drops (my kids said they looked like hershey kisses) on each cupcake, then, using the tip of a knife, I pulled the frosting drops towards the center, creating the flowers. I am a total amateur at this sort of thing, but I thought they turned out nicely!
The Blue is for Our Blessed Mother and the Five Petals represent the five dimensions of Cheerfulness: Marian, Courageous, Heroic, Consistent, and Contagious.
I was able to take a quick picture of Father with all of the Little Flowers!
We are so very blessed to currently have him in our area!
Blessed Mother help us to be Cheerful!
St. Therese, the Little Flower, pray for us!
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.