Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18: St. Elizabeth of Schönau

History

Elizabeth entered a monastery when she was only twelve years old and soon became a Benedictine nun. She was very strict with herself, striving for perfect piety. Sometimes, she would get visions of the Lord, angels, or saints. She would tell what she had seen to her brother Egbert, who was a priest, and he put it in writing and later published her visions in three books. In one vision, she saw the Blessed Mother dressed in white with a purple mantle (or cloak), wearing a fancy crown.

Activity

Today, color your own vision of the Holy Mother. Will you color her in white with a purple mantle, the way Saint Elizabeth of Schonau saw her? Or do you see her in wearing simpler colors? Here is a coloring page to download, plus a more intricate version for kids with a little more coloring experience. Or, use plain paper and draw from your heart. 

Saint Elizabeth of Schonau, pray for us!


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