Tomorrow is one of our favorite Marian feast days of the year. During his 1999 visit to Mexico, Pope John Paul II declared Our Lady to be the Patroness of the Americas.
Older children can look up Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then share what they learned to their siblings.
Our Lady of Guadalupe by Francisco Serrano is a great book to read on this feast. The CCC video on Juan Diego is also a wonderful visual of this.
Go here for a free activity on how to draw Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In Our Lady's honor, bake:
Mexican Wedding Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Bag of powdered sugar (to roll cookies in after baked)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray sheets with non-stick spray. Mix all the ingredients together with a mixer. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 min, Cool then shake in a plastic bag of powdered sugar.
We will also make a batch without nuts.
We may try our hand at a couple of activities. Go here and here for a couple of great ideas. We'll definitely be coloring this awesome sheet from Waltzing Matilda. Thanks so much for sharing these with us all!
If Honeybee's feeling better, we'll go out and buy a poinsettia.
Happy Feast Day, everyone. God bless you and your families! Pin It