Saturday, April 25, 2020

Saint George and the Dragon


This year, in addition to making our Saint George and the Dragon Veggie Platter, the girls also tried making A Dragon Scone for Good St. George for dessert! We actually haven't grocery shopped in over three weeks now, but I managed to grab some fresh produce when I ran into Pilgrim's for our birthday burgers on Monday. All the fresh fruit and veggies were such a treat and both dragons were quickly devoured along with the pot of stew I had made for dinner!



Saint George & the Dragon by Jim Forest • Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges






 

 



Here is an inspiring story from Saints for Young People for Every Day of the Year (1963 Edition):

Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to rescue a beautiful lady. The dragon stands for wickedness. The lady stands for God's holy truth. St. George was a brave martyr who was victorious over the devil.

He was a soldier in the army of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and he was one of the Emperor's favorite solders. Now Diocletian was a pagan and a bitter enemy of the Christians. He put to death every Christian he could find. George was a brave Christian, a real soldier of Christ. Without fear, he went to the Emperor and sternly scolded him for being so cruel. Then he gave up his position in the Roman army. For this he was tortured in many terrible ways and finally beheaded.

So boldly daring and so cheerful was St. George in declaring his Faith and in dying for it that Christians felt courage when they heard about it. Many songs and poems were written about this martyr. Soldiers, especially, have always been devoted to him.

We all have some "dragon" we have to conquer. It might be pride or anger or laziness or greediness or something else. Let us make sure we fight against these "dragons," with God's help. Then we can call ourselves real soldiers of Christ.


St. George from Naturally Catholic was discovered in one of this year's Easter Baskets

Heroic Catholic soldier and defender of your Faith, you dared to criticize a tyrannical Emperor and were subjected to horrible torture. You could have occupied a high military position but you preferred to die for your Lord. Obtain for us the great grace of heroic Christian courage that should mark soldiers of Christ. Amen.

St. George, ora pro nobis! 

6 comments:

  1. St. George and the Dragon Veggie Platter and A Dragon Scone for Good St. George are so clever! And they look simply mouthwatering - especially so now that it's not as easy to get lovely fresh fruits and vegetables since the pandemic began. But nothing compares to that living DOLL! She is so adorable and delightful and such a happy little one! I can't help but smile!

    2020-04-26 03:52:12

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  2. This is great! Can you share where you got the wooden St. George with horse and dragon? Thanks!

    2020-04-26 12:09:40

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    1. Aren't they great?! They are hand carved in Germany by Ostheimer.

      Pictured in this post is their Black Knight on Red Horse and the Dragon: https://amzn.to/2I0kRyY

      I purchased ours during a sale over at The Wooden Wagon a few years ago and gave them to our younger boys for Christmas. (One received St. Martin and the Beggar and the other received St. George and the Dragon.)

      I've also seen them available at Bella Luna Toys. https://www.bellalunatoys.com/products/ostheimer-... https://www.bellalunatoys.com/collections/all/pro...

      I just checked both websites and they don't seem to have them in stock at the moment, but you could always check with them and ask when they'll get them back, or look into other stores that might carry Ostheimer.

      2020-04-26 15:09:35

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  3. The fruit plate looks delicious. Grace is adorable with the sunniest personality. Jessica you always make every Saint and Holy day special in it's own way. Marilyn,Joan,and Marion

    2020-04-26 18:51:32

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  4. The strawberry dragon scales are so cool!!! My kids would love this; they have been into dragons/dinosaurs/lizards lately. :)

    2020-05-04 05:08:09

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  5. How fun that your daughters try new recipes! This Feast Day was certainly special for your children. I love how you offer them so many ways to celebrate the Feast Days of our beautiful Catholic Liturgical year with wonderful books, toys and creative foods both healthy and sweet! Having lived in Germany for ten years I can attest to the quality and the craftsmanship of their toys. All German woodcarvings are so beautifully done. Your little Grace is a darling. She has such beautiful eyes.

    2020-06-01 22:36:41

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