Sunday, November 12, 2017

Our 2017 All Saints Day Party


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This year we celebrated our annual All Saints Day party the weekend after All Saints Day on November 5th and another homeschool family hosted it on a Sunday afternoon so that Dads could attend vs. on a weekday when many Dads may be working.

Here are some highlights from our special celebration to honor the Saints that pray for us and support us in our life's journey.


In the morning of All Saints Day on November 1, I had our Feast of All Saints banner hung up.

I made this banner a few years ago from Jessica's blog at Shower of Roses.


HAPPY FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

 

The centerpiece on our kitchen table were all the peg dolls that I received a few years ago at a Saint peg doll exchange and the various Shining Light dolls we have collected through the years. 


At the party we had some Saint themed food...








And speaking of food, we had many Saint themed jars and this year instead of guessing how many treats were in each jar, we just learned about why that particular treat represented the Saint. 








We had a few new Saint themed jars this year that our hostess thought of with her children.  For some more details about most of these jars, be sure to visit my last year's All Saints Day post with more information. 

This year my two youngest daughters dressed up as Mary, Queen of Heaven, and St. Rafqa, which is a new Saint we learned about last year.  My daughter, whose name is Rebekah, wanted to be Saint Rebekah, but I didn't know if there was a Saint Rebekah.  When we did some research, we found out that there was a St. Rafqa, who was born in Lebanon on June 29, 1832.  St. Rafqa means "Rebecca",  so my Rebekah has been intrigued by her story.  My children definitely remember the part of the story where St. Rafqa went in for eye surgery due to headaches and eye pain. On the operating table, she refused anesthesia and her eye fell onto the floor. "Sister Rafqa, instead of panicking, blessed the doctor, saying "For Christ's passion, god bless your hands and may God repay you."  Read more about this fascinating Saint!



It was another beautiful All Saints Day and it's always a blessing to celebrate these holy heroes with family and friends! 

All the angels and Saints, pray for us! 








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1 comments:

I love your saint card cupcake toppers! What a great idea :)

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