In September of 1993, a group of moms and daughters came together for the first Little Flowers Girls’ Club meeting in the front room of a row house in Baltimore City. Rachel Watkins, mother of several of those daughters, had sponsored the new girls’ club after taking Fr. Lasances’ book “The Catholic Girls’ Guide” and adapting it under the patronage of St. Therese, the Little Flower. Soon, other moms wanted clubs in their area and through a Catholic homeschool network, these clubs started sprouting up throughout the United States and Canada.
The first “Leader’s Guide” was merely photocopied pages stapled together. Around 1997, Behold Publications, then a family-owned cottage industry known as Ecce Homo Press, asked to publish the program along with the Catholic boy’s program, the Blue Knights Boys’ Club.
The clubs grew almost as large of the Watkins and Stromberg families, who raised and homeschool 21 children between them while producing and distributing the program materials. Tens of thousands of girls and boys have found faith and friendship over the years through these programs.
Help us celebrate 25 years of Little Flowers Girls’ Club by designing a badge to commemorate the year! All club members are welcome to design a badge! Please make sure badge designs are submitted on the official form found here: