St. Bernadette had to have been confused and possibly scared when Our Lady first appeared to her but, she must of understood at some deep level, that she needed to obey. She called her "the lady clothed in the sun." How glorious and beautiful she must have looked to the young Bernadette. Thanks to her obedience, the world was and continues to be blessed by the spring waters at the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. I checked out from my local library this book that gives St. Bernadette's famous story.
Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes!
Here is a craft I am planning on doing with my first graders tomorrow. The idea came from one of my favorite Catholic Bloggers Jennifer at Crafolic. I downloaded the black and white picture of Our Lady of Lourdes HERE courtesy of the ever artistic Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda. The black and white free flower templates came from HERE. The original size was too big so I downloaded a copy and then using my printer/copier, I reduced the size to 72%. It worked much better that way. Then it was time to color and paste. An fun yet easy craft for 6-7 year olds!
Thank you to Jennifer and Charlotte who probably have no idea how much of a blessing their ideas and drawings are to children and adults around the world. They so generously share their God given gifts with the rest of us!
I linked up with RAnn at Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. Come and join us!