Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mary Gardens

Do you need a fun and enjoyable activity to do with your children in the yard besides going to the swimming pool? Well, we are suggesting that you and your children get your hands a little dirty and plant your very own Mary Garden. The purpose: “The Mary Garden is an act of faith. It is first of all an envisioning of the Flowers of Our Lady with which it is to be composed, with loving reflection on their meanings. That garden is an appeal to the heart. May it be that, as you read the names and descriptions of the Flowers of Our Lady, they may bloom spiritually within your interior life. Then, with your garden stewardship, foliage, buds, blooms will come of God's creatures the seeds, in due season and according to his established order.” Each of the flowers that you can choose for your Mary Garden has a biblical story connected to Mary. This fun activity will illustrate to the young children responsibility and care for something, as well as teach them a little more about the faith in an exciting and interactive way.

In addition to this fun summer activity, the Children of Mary will be hosting our very first summer camp with some of the neighborhood children in August. We look forward to spending time with these children by doing arts and crafts, swimming, and attending church every afternoon.

We are very excited with all these activities and events that we have planned.

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