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Two Coloring Pages for the Feast of St. Joseph
I think I may have deleted my original post of this coloring page of Saint Joseph with the Child Jesus. Because the Feast of Saint Joseph is this month, March 19th, I thought it would be good to repost this coloring page. You can print this coloring page by clicking HERE. Here is another coloring page of Saint Joseph and baby Jesus. This one is quite simple. To print this simple to coloring page click HERE.
It is getting close to Christmas card sending time. Every year for the last 8 or so years, I have set out to make my own Christmas cards. Often I fail in doing so as other projects get in the way. This year I felt determined. I have had this idea in my head for a long time. The inspiration originally came from a Christmas card my family received when I was in high school. It was a card sent by a priest friend in New Caledonia. The card showed the Child Jesus with his hands stretched out and his feet crossed and he was on a cross. It was a photo of a real porcelain figurine. I have never forgotten that card because it was the most meaningful and beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen. It left a memorable impression on my heart. The Christmas Card I have made for this year pales in comparison to that wondrous card we got so long ago. But for now it is what I can offer the Child Jesus. One of my favorite themes is to use poinsettias in my Christmas drawings. You can re…
Sometimes it is hard for me to imagine a particular idea for a coloring page. I wanted to make a coloring page of the Widow who tithed all of her savings, but I just couldn't put on paper what I imagined her to look like. I needed a reference. I was having brain block. But yesterday as I was sitting in the lobby of our parish center waiting for my husband who was practicing with the choir and schola, I found a book about a local organization in our diocese called Loaves and Fishes. In the book I found a photo of an elderly woman placing a coin in a Saint Vincent de Paul "poor box." I couldn't help but "see" the widow whom Jesus speaks of inLuke 21: 1-4.
Now really the widow whom Jesus spoke of might have been a young, widow woman with three little children clinging to her veil. For some reason I see her as an elderly lady who is hunched over with osteoporosis in her back and rheumatoid arthritis in her hands. I see her leaning on a cane. And t…
I have always been captivated by the story of the swallows that find their way to Mission San Juan Capistrano every year on or around the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19th). My mom found this dear little children's book
for me even before I ever visited the mission in southern California. It's called Song of the Swallows
and it is about a little boy named Juan. Juan is told the story of the Mission by old Julian the bell ringer.
Not only do you get to read the story in this book, but there is a little song or two. (Click picture for a larger image.)
La Golondrina is Spanish for swallow.
Although I had visited nearly all of the missions
of the El Camino Real (The Royal Road)
near the ocean waves of the California coast, I did not actually did not see Mission San Juan Capistrano until a few years ago. We went on our wedding anniversary that first time.
It was the one I wanted most to see. Once there, I knew I had to go back. The swallows and the mission bells were…
I didn't sleep well last night and so this morning when the alarm went off at 5 a.m. I thought I'd just go back to sleep after my husband left for work. God has his ways however and he convicted me of not paying enough attention to him. After all it is June and He keeps reminding me this is the month of His Sacred Heart. "What was I gonna do about it?" He kept asking me. When I first started my blog, He gave me the idea that I should write about many things including His Sacred Heart, especially the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. So today I will tell you more about the Enthronement Celebration we did in our home (that I spoke of a while back in this post). I have made a color page and I will show you a fun project
to help celebrate your Consecration to the Divine Heart of Jesus. I will also tell you about a wonderful book I read about Saint Margaret Mary.
First of all you should know that one of the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is as fol…
Well, if you don't know me by now....I love to make Jesus coloring pages. I've had this one in my mind for several years. Or rather something like it. I am thinking you could shrink it by 50-75%, color and then glue it on pink or red construction paper or card stock to make a Valentine card with it. I colored mine with Crayola Washable Super Tips and Silly Scents Markers You could also print this one on light pink or red paper and one on white paper. Color the large heart with Jesus on it that's on the white paper, cut it out and paste it over the one one printed on the pink or red paper. Just an idea.
There is a small church in a neighboring town. I love to look at it's lovely stained glass windows. Back in the 1970's the church burned and all that was left were the beautiful windows. I had never noticed this window before. I think the pink colors were what attracted my attention. Seeing that this was the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I thought there must also be a Sacred Heart Stained Glass Window. And there was. I must admit that I love stained glass. Seeing light shine through a colored glass window and casting these colors on objects on the other side can be beautiful and interesting. When my husband and I were first married, we had the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart (and the Immaculate Heart of Mary) done in our home. It was a huge celebration that took place on the Feast of Christ the King. We invited our whole church to attend the festivities. I regret that we don't have pictures from this first Enthronement. Every time since that we have moved, we have eith…
Apparently Saint Joseph did not want me to get any sleep last night or rather this morning because I woke up thinking of a widow's mite coloring page and projects. I was more awake than usual at 3 a.m. I have done some of my best art work in the wee hours of the morning. This morning my mind was in overdrive wanting to get started on making a widow's mite coloring page. I know. It's rather neurotic! Hee! Hee!
Just in case you are wondering why I am connecting the widow's mite and Saint Joseph, it is because the widow's mite is one of the symbol's typically found on a Saint Joseph's Altar and the Saint Joseph's Altar is all about doing our part in taking care of the less fortunate. The Widow's Mite is a symbol of giving. The Feast of Saint Joseph is approaching (March 19th) and the sooner we get started in preparation for the Feast of Saint Joseph, the more wonderful it will be. If you haven't read my post about the Saint Joseph'…
I love finding beautiful vintage Christmas cards at yard sales, antique shops and thrift stores. I found this really sweet one recently.
It inspires me so much because it is a dear little woodland animal scene with baby Jesus. Since we moved to the mountains, I have wanted to make a Woodland Nativity. So, I cheated a little and used some of the animals and parts of Baby Jesus to make my own nativity with Little Jesus. I added the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, lots of holly and poinsettias but edited out a few things to make a Woodland Nativity Coloring Page You can find the coloring page ---> HERE. And you can find more coloring pages---> HERE
This morning while cleaning out my Holy Card drawer (can you believe I need a whole drawer for all my Holy Cards (I collected them as a kid.)), I found this beautiful Nativity Prayer to the Infant Jesus: Prayer to the Infant Jesus
(by Saint Francis de Sales) Behold
the dear Infant Jesus, and adore Him fervently.Contemplate His poverty, an…