Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11: Saint Maria Soledad

Statue of Saint Maria Soledad
at the Vatican

History

Sister Maria Soledad worked with the poor and sick in Madrid, Spain. One of her favorite things to do with the children was to help them have little processions in honor of the Lord’s blessed mother. She would also take care of the sick people in the neighborhood. Her religious community had a lot of problems – the sisters themselves were practically starving – but when Sister Maria Soledad was put in charge, things began to improve.

Activity

Kids love to have parades, so teach them the time-honored tradition of a religious procession. Gather up any images you have of Christ and Our Lady, and sing your kids’ favorite hymn (or play a recording of it) as the children process around the house or around the block. If you are lucky to live close to your parish, process to church and take a few minutes to pray before you head back home.

Saint Marie Soledad, pray for us!


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