St. Gianna Molla, Patronage of Life, Pray for Us!

On this day, the 43rd Anniversary of Roe V. Wade, when snowmageddon is threatening to cancel the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, as well as local marches, including here in Louisville, I wanted to encouragstgiannarosee all our Little Flowers/Blue Knights and other Catholic Clubs to take advantage of pro-life opportunities in your club.

As Catholics, being pro-life is part of who we are. From conception to natural death, we always need to show our children that life is a beautiful gift that should be cherished. To help you in your clubs, we have our own pro-life badge, the St. Gianna Molla Patron Saint badge.  Such a beautiful faith that brings those who have fought the good fight and won to be role models, friends, and patrons for our work here.

Little Flowers Girls’ Club Wreath IV also features St. Gianna as the patron of the virtue of Docility.

It is so important for children to realize the value of life, all life, from a young age. The Behold Christ Catholic Clubs have always tried to help instill this love of life from a the very beginning. Several of our medal projects encourage work for life, including the Piety and Truthfulness medal projects for Wreath I, the Justice medal project for Wreath II and the Cheerfulness medal project for Wreath III.

The Culture of Life Studies Program from the American Life League is also a great resource for teaching children about the value of life.

So what are you planning to do in your clubs this month to celebrate life? Let us know! We love hearing from you!

Feast of St. Agnes

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Our patron for Love of God, Agnes is perfectly pink peony whose only desire was to follow Jesus. Tradition holds that she was a mere teenager, 12 or 13 y.o., when she was martyred for refusing to be married. This is hard for us modern Moms to handle as we know our 12 yr. olds are in no way ready for consistency with their chores and homework much less marriage.

And while we know things were done differently back then, Agnes love for God can teach us so much especially as we know Christians are dying today because they follow Jesus.

In Rome today, two lambs will given to the Pope at Mass whose fleece will be used to create the pallium’s given to archbishops as an outward sign of their commitment to Christ. There is a good deal of history behind the pallium you can read over at the Catholic Encyclopedia

But for us, today is good day to renew our own love for God, alone and with our families and our clubs. While we all KNOW we love God, making sure we say it out loud once in a while (outside of the Mass) is a nice boost to our spirits and our souls.

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Welcome to the new site! We hope you find it friendly, accessible and easy to use. Finding it whimsical, fun and down right cute wouldn’t hurt either but our real goal is make is as easy as possible for you to find everything you need to run a successful club. If you see that we missed something, please let us know and we’ll do out best.

Our focus has always been – and remains – to help you raise the next generation of saints. Sure, it’s a lofty goal but we know we can do it with the grace of God, through Christ and His Church under the watchful and always generous Holy Spirit. We are not alone and together we can help our kids (and ourselves) grow holier – one virtue at a time!

 

Tune for Tuesday

The last few years here at www (Wonderful World of Watkins) have been more dark than light, more struggles than successes but I know – I KNOW – that God has not abandoned us.

This song very eloquently says what I have felt – and still feel – many days…..what if my greatest disappointment is a revelation of God working in a new and wonderful way?