Encouraging kids to develop virtues with a little help from the Community of Saints
Monday, December 30, 2013
December 30: Saint Anysia
Saint Anysia grew up wealthy, but she never wanted to live a rich life. She dedicated herself to Jesus and her money to helping the poor. Everybody knew she did this because she was a Christian. One day, a soldier tried to drag Anysia into a pagan temple to make a sacrifice to his false gods. Anysia resisted, making him so angry, he drew his sword and killed her.
We are so lucky we live in a time when we can act like Christians and help the poor without being afraid. Many of us help the poor before Christmas or even on Christmas day, but the poor need our help every day. To honor the memory of Saint Anysia, go through all your clothes and toys and find things that don't work for you any more but could be used by somebody else. Put them all in a big box or bag and take them to a homeless shelter in your community.