Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!
It seems like just yesterday that I helped our oldest four with this sweet craft in honor of Our Lady...
Fourteen years later, I spent some time this afternoon helping our current four year old make it today! It's such a simple craft and turns out lovely.
Charlotte's is perfect! I printed it at 75%.
Construction Paper and Scissors
Last time we used yellow and brown. This time we went with blue and black
Crumple up little pieces to glue down as flowers and leaves.
Back in 2008 we used gold glitter for Our Lady's halo.
I only had clear glitter this time so we used it to surround Our Lady.
Ever Immaculate Virgin Mother of Mercy, Health of the sick, refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; look with mercy on me. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors; and already many sufferers have obtained the cure for their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.
I come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests. Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share your glory. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, ora pro nobis!