Monday, February 22, 2016
The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter: February 22
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The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is celebrated today, February 22. I never even knew such a feast day in the Church existed until last year when I saw Kendra's post over at Catholic All Year where she did a fun candy chair activity with her family to celebrate it. Catholicism really is a bottomless treasure chest because there is ALWAYS something new to learn and love about our One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic faith.
This morning during our Couch Catechism time we read about this feast day from my favorite Saint book for children, Saints for Young Readers for Every Day, Vol. One.
Did you know the chair of St. Peter is a real chair at the Vatican that stands at the back of St. Peter's basilica? Check out the beautiful photos of it. The chair has a symbolic meaning too as mentioned in the above photo. But Why Does the Chair of Peter Matter? asks Fr. Steve Grunow from Word on Fire. Be sure to read his reflection about why.
After I reviewed the 9 Things You Need to Know About the "Chair of St. Peter" by Jimmy Akin (thank you Kendra for this Jimmy Akin link) with my children and a few friends after lunch, we made our own "St. Peter chairs" out of treats that I had on hand in my baking cabinet. (And I was proud of my 11 year old daughter who gave up chocolate for Lent...she just made her chair and left the kitchen to avoid the sweet temptations :) )
Here are some photos of our fun afternoon:
I love all the creativity that went into each chair. My 8 year old daughter even added a Hershey kiss Pope with eyes that sits on her chair. :)
Catholic Cuisine, Catholic Icing, and Children of the Church blogs also have some great edible chair ideas and crafts for the feast of the Chair of St. Peter!
Have a blessed week!