March Crate 2023: St. Katharine Drexel, St. Patrick & Spiritual Checklist
Feast Day #1: Feast of St. Katharine Drexel (March 3rd)
St. Katharine was well-educated and traveled the world, but most importantly, her family served the poor daily, prayed fervently, and visited women in need. Katharine’s love for God and the poor inspired her to serve the African Americans and Native Americans in her community. She became a religious sister and dedicated her life and fortune to serving these communities. She built a system of Black Catholic schools in 13 states and 50 Native American missions in 16 states. For 64 years, Mother Katharine courageously fought against inhumane treatment and unjust suffering. She had a love for the Eucharist and a deep desire for the unity of all peoples.
St. Katharine Drexel's donation tracker
Follow in St. Katharine Drexel’s footsteps by sharing what you have with those in need. Use this donation tracker to mark your donations this month.
Feast Day #2: Feast of St. Patrick (March 17th)
St. Patrick was one amazing man. But get this—he wasn’t Irish! Patrick was born in Britain to a Romanized family. At age 16, Irish raiders stole Patrick from his family’s home. He spent six years in slavery in Ireland before he escaped and returned to his family. After his escape, Patrick had a dream that he should return to Ireland the place of his captivity, and spread the Word of God far and wide. Can you imagine sharing Jesus with people who enslaved and hurt you? That is just what Patrick did! When he brought Christianity to Ireland, St. Patrick used nature to lead the Irish to God. Legends state that he used the shamrock to preach about the Holy Trinity. This shows us that nature and our own imagination can play an important role in leading us to God.
St. Patrick's Irish shamrock activity
St. Patrick had a deep love for the Holy Trinity. Learn about this mystery of the
faith by building an Irish shamrock with your kids in training.
Feast Day Calendar Stickers
Mark each feast day on your family calendar with the feast day calendar stickers included in the crate.
Catechesis Corner: Spiritual to do list checklist
Use this notepad to keep track of your daily spiritual practices and focus on prayer and gratitude. Keep it on your kitchen counter or on your nightstand as a reminder to keep God as the top priority in your life.
Beautiful Words: Glory Be
The Glory Be is a centuries-old prayer that is used as a short hymn of praise to God. It reaffirms the glory of the Blessed Trinity and offers praise to God in three persons. Say this prayer often throughout the month.
Virtue Chat Table Topper: Courage
Each month your family will focus on developing strong character through a particular virtue. Place this topper wherever you eat meals together, this topper serves as a daily reminder of the virtue that the family is focusing on for the month.
Each month includes a playlist full of beautiful music. Play this music not only during feast days but also at any time as an expression of gratitude and praise. By listening to and playing music, we can remember the blessings that God has bestowed upon us, and give thanks for all that He has done.
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