I discussed the life of St. Julie Billiart with the girls. They were immediately drawn into her pious life as a young girl. The girls also were excited to hear that she was part of a large family with seven children. Many of the girls come from such a family. C’s family has 12 children with one in heaven.
The girls could not believe that during St. Julie’s life one could not receive First Holy Communion until the early teen years.
We discussed the specific times in St. Julies life when her fortitude was most noticeable. Then the girls thought of ways to work on fortitude in their home. Mrs. D offered an example for the girls to work on fortitude.
Our discussion on fortitude led us to the craft of the month – Mini Empty Tomb Garden. I thought this was a perfect craft for the Lenten Season and the virtue of fortitude. (I hope to create and link to a tutorial within the week.)
Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
- Fortitude Divider Sheet
- Fortitude Activity Sheet
- St. Julie Billiart Bio for Kids ~ Holy Spirit Interactive
- Fortitude Memory Verse ~ select landscape from printer options
- St. Julie Billiart Coloring Page ~ Curmudgeonry
- Hyacinth Coloring Page ~ Flower image from here
- If ~ by Rudyard Kipling
- St. Julie Billiart Bio ~ New Advent
- St. Julie Billiart Bio ~ Holy Spirit Interactive
- Fortitude Notebook Page ~ Shower of Roses
- Mini Empty Tomb Garden ~ JOYfilledfamily
- Little Flowers Link Up ~ Shower of Roses