Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saint John Paul II's FIRST Feast Day Today!

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Today is October 22, Saint John Paul II's FIRST feast day celebration!  We are going to look at the Canonization Lapbooks we made back in the Spring when both Saint John Paul II and Saint John Paul XXIII were canonized on April 27, 2014.   

Our family also loves watching this humorous YouTube video of Saint John Paul II "singing":

And thanks to a friend for telling me about this YouTube video of Karol Wojtyla (now Saint JPII) singing "Ave Maria" in 1976.  It's so beautiful it gave me chills! Enjoy!

There are so many other great ways to celebrate this day!

Kendra over at Catholic All Year has made some great printables with wonderful quotes from Saint JPII.

How about this yummy Polish dinner from Catholic Cuisine?

And for dessert?  a Pope Cake from Melody at Melodies Harmonies

And while you are eating the yummy cake you can listen to Glory Stories CD Vol 11: Pope Saint John Paul II.  Hmmm...I don't think we even have this CD yet, but I'll have to put it on my wish list!  

Or you can read some of these great children's books about Saint John Paul II.  Click link below for a great list of books...

Saint John Paul II Children's Books 

We especially love this book about this great Pope and Saint:

And I have to show you this pencil drawing (Yes! A PENCIL drawing) of Saint JPII that Cameron Smith drew {did I mention drew with a PENCIL!?!}  (no relation to me, but he and his wife are our 5th child's Godparents)  This "Portrait of a Saint", pencil on paper, was completed in 2001 by Cameron Smith.   Be sure to visit Smith Catholic Art!  What talent!

 photo credit:  Word on Fire

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Patty said...

Oh wow, Tracy!! What a jammed pack post full of amazing things. Love it all. I really enjoyed those videos, too. I now have a new book to add to our collection ;) Thanks for all the great links and ideas!

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