St. Columcille was the perfect saint to be discussing on the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. After a homily on repentance at liturgy last evening, this morning the kids read aboutColumcille's fight over an illuminated manuscript which resulted in the death of 3000 men, followed by his great repentance
and work in winning souls for Christ.
The kids received a wonderful lesson in illuminated manuscripts and the Book of Kells. Then they tried their hand at recreating an image from the Book of Kells.
For snacks, just as St. Columcille ate a cake full of letters as a young boy, our kids ate sugary alphabet letters today!
And the clouds were out today, which made for some enjoyable free time on the playground......
.... and Father was kept busy with calls for "push me next!"
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42