Last Friday we had our 4th Little Flowers Girls’ Club meeting for Wreath IV. Even though I had to reschedule our meeting from the week before, due to our colds, everyone was able to make it and I didn’t go into labor prior to the meeting! Yay!!
I wasn’t nearly as organized for this meeting as I would have liked, and actually didn’t start even printing the coloring pages until the night before, and then created the sample craft, notebook page the morning of our meeting, and I was actually trying to finish up the cupcakes as the meeting began… Thankfully my husband had the day off and was able to help, in addition to picking up pizza for the meeting, before taking off with all the boys to a Hockey game, and Amy’s daughter “Rose” agreed to read the story of St. Catherine of Siena (from Around the Year with the Saints) to all the girls during the meeting.
This meeting focused on the gift of Counsel and St. Catherine of Siena. We will now be taking a couple month break, as both Amy and I prepare to welcome our new little ones! Our next meeting will take place in March.
- Continue working on the cover, if necessary
- Review last month’s gift and add Mini Books that were completed at home
- Add Definition and Motto for the Gift of Counsel
- Add the correct Jewel to the Treasure Box
- Complete the Saint Profile*
- Complete the Convert Profile*
- Choose and write down your favorite “Words of Counsel from a Doctor of the Church” to share at the next meeting*
A Man for All Seasons
(Additional Option for younger girls is My Catholic Family DVD: St. Catherine of Siena)
For the notebook pages, I used the motto for counsel, a couple quotes (or “words of counsel”) from St. Catherine of Siena, an image of St. Catherine of Siena, a definition on the gift of Counsel from My Catholic Faith, along with a short invocation to St. Catherine. You can download my document here.
We adapted this recipe from over at Catholic Cuisine for our “craft” for the gift of “Counsel” (following recipes). I purchased a light blue cloud fabric for the jars, tying in the color/jewel of “aquamarine” and the symbol of “clouds.”
Our Lord offered St. Catherine of Siena two crowns in a vision, a golden one or the crown of thorns. St. Catherine choose a crown of thorns and is is often seen on the head of Saint Catherine of Siena, and is also occasionally represented with other saints, signifying suffering for Christ’s sake.