"Love-ly" Afternoon

We have a brand new girls' club in our mission church. The girls meet once a month to talk about virtues and craft a little, and, hopefully, grow in Godly friendships. This month, the older girls discussed the different kinds of love.


Then, they sat down to a plethora of cardstock and stamping materials and made spiritual bouquets with a Valentine theme. The bouquets were intended for the pastoral staff of the mission and for shut-ins. These girls outdid themselves.


The little girls listened to the story of St. Valentine and then talked a bit about acts of charity. Together, we memorized a Bible verse.

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 16:14

On watercolor paper, they drew acts of charity inside hearts, using good quality colored pencils (that resist water) and crayon. Then, they colored their pictures with a watercolor wash.



They also made huge stacks of heartfelt spiritual bouquets. We had several pre-printed verses on hand for them to attach to their handmade cards. The verse reads:

I said a prayer for you today

and I know God must have heard.

I felt the answer in my heart

although He spoke no words.

I prayed that He'd be near you at the start of each day,

to grant you health and blessings

and friends to share your way.

I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small,

but it was for His loving care I prayed for most of all.

On your behalf, I will offer

___a rosary

___Holy Hour


___acts of charity



And when they were all finished, they sat and sang and enjoyed Valentine Dots.


Sweet, lovely girls.