Thursday, November 28, 2013

November 28: Saint Catherine Labouré

St. Catherine Labouré

Special Note: It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S.! Don’t forget to thank God for all your blessings today. 

History

The Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Catherine Labouré in 1830. The first time, Sister Catherine was told that she would be given a mission. The second time, Saint Mary showed her the Miraculous Medal, and asked her to have it made. Sister Catherine only revealed this to the priest who was her spiritual director, then she went back to her humble life in the convent. After the priest and the bishop had the medals made, the Miraculous Medal became one of the most popular devotions in the Church. But Sister Catherine was so humble, even most of her own sisters had no idea that she had received the visions until after she died.

Activity

Do you have a miraculous medal? Use this template to print one out on card stock (print on both sides of the card). Color it, cut it out and then hang it in your room. (This is a great activity to keep the kids occupied before Thanksgiving dinner!)

Saint Catherine Labouré, pray for us!


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