Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saint Valentine's Day is February 14!

Dear Saint and glorious martyr; Teach us to love unselfishly and to find great joy in giving. Enable all true lovers to bring out the best in each other in God and God in each other. Help us to ponder the words of Holy Scripture from your Holy Apostle St. Paul – words of LOVE:
Love is Patient and Kind,
It doesn't envy or Boast and it's never proud,
Love is not rude or selfish,
It doesn't get angry easily or keep track of wrongs.
Love doesn't delight in bad things
But it rejoices in the truth.
Love always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres.
Love never fails.

St. Valentine, we offer this special intention: ____________ ________ calling upon the Holy Spirit, all the Angels and Saints, and our Blessed Mother, asking our Lord to fulfill this intention if it is His Holy Will and to send us special graces of charity and love. Amen.

Here are some cute ideas for Preschool Valentine Crafts, and from Family Crafts here are some more ideas for fun treats to eat and cool things to make, here is some more fun stuff from Kaboose, and here is more from DLTK (although their twist is "Christian" ie, SAINT Valentine was a "Christian" Priest as opposed to a Catholic, but their intent is good.)

Did you know EWTN had a Craft Corner? Well, I didn't until just now! Here's a St. Valentines craft from Paula McEneany, and here is a party theme idea from the blog "Lord Make Me A Saint". Don't forget to check Matilda, Shower of Roses and Catholic Cuisine for their, as always, fabulous ideas & resources!

Enjoy & love & blessings to you all!
Mrs. Murphy

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