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 about Columcille'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 Father was kept busy with calls for "push me next!"
How wonderful! I'll have to see about finding A Dark and Wide Sea. So far I've only read Jean Fritz' delightfully illustrated The Man Who Loved Books about St. Colum.
Bother. Across a Dark and Wild Sea. Guess I was thinking of the psalm at vespers: "Yonder is the sea, great and wide, which teems with things innumerable, living things both small and great."
I am so glad you shared this. Our last night is a derivative of St. Columba. We are definitely going to look into getting that book. This program is great! Your church needs to share it with other parishes.
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