Friday, December 7, 2007

Creating our Christ Candle

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.

I wish I would have made a yummy treat like Matilda and Meredith..these two women never cease to amaze me...but, alas, that was not to be. Definitely next year!

"There is no time of life past learning something."
St. Ambrose ~ Pray for us!


  1. I love it-- and the bow completely finishes it--beautiful!

  2. where do you place the candle under the blue cloth?

  3. The years we have made it, it would go in the center of our Advent Wreath.


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