Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Little Flowers Girls' Club ~ The Gift of Piety

This past Thursday afternoon we had our 6th Little Flowers Girls' Club meeting for Wreath IV, which just leaves one more meeting to complete all four wreaths of the Little Flowers program!!  Originally I thought I would go back and start over at Wreath I again next year, having my older girls go through the program again, but at this point I think we will be taking a break and trying another program next year.   I don't want to burn out on Little Flowers by the time Rose is ready for the program!  I purchased and have been looking over the materials for The Little Women's Hospitality Program, which looks perfect.

Anyhow, back to our last meeting...  This meeting focused on the gift of Piety and our dear St. Therésè.  Here are a few highlights :


~ Coloring Pages ~


Coloring Page Options:
St. Therese from Catholic Artworks
St. Therese from Catholic Artworks Faith Keepers CD
St. Therese from Waltzing Matilda
St. Theresa the Little Flower from St. John's
St. Therese Paper Doll from Paper Dali
St. Therese of Lisiuex as a young girl and in habit from Waltzing Matilda
(2 more) St.Therese from Catholic Artworks
St. Therese from Fenestrae Fidei (not pictured)

I had to stop myself from printing more options!  ;) 





~ Wreath IV Lap Book ~


The girls Lap Books are all coming together so beautifully!  

At this meeting we had a short lesson on the gift of Piety and St. Therésè, read and discussed a story on Piety from the Virtue Stories for Wreath I book, and then continued our lesson by reviewing our Lap Book mini-books from our last meeting, and then working on the new additions for the gift of Piety.

Here is an overview of what was completed (*some are taken home to complete):

Additional Resources:


Movie Suggestion from Member's Guide:
(Additional Options for younger girls: Miracle of St. Therese and My Catholic Family - St. Therese of Lisieux)


~ Notebook Pages ~


For the notebook pages, I used the motto for piety, a few quotes from St. Therésè, an image (in the public domain) of St. Therésè, a definition on the gift of Piety from My Catholic Faith, along with a short prayer for Piety, with an invocation to St. Therésè.

You can download my document here.


Here is a picture of the sample page I created:


And here are a the girls' completed notebook pages:



~ Craft ~


Since this meeting focuses on St. Therésè and the gift of Piety, we made St. Therésè Sacrifice Beads using cord and beads in the color "Amethyst," the jewel for this particular meeting.


You can find the directions for making these here:   St. Therésè Sacrifice Beads



~ Snack Time ~


Saintly Symbols Cupcakes :: St. Therésè, the Little Flower

Cupcakes (baked in Amethyst Cupcake Liners), topped with some homemade frosting, gold sprinkles, a chocolate cross, and mini candy roses

I would have loved to have A St. Therese "Shower of Roses" Tea Party, but instead we had pizza!



~ Group Photo ~ 


Grant me the Gift of Piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe Your divine precepts with greater fidelity.

St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us! 

14 comments:

  1. I love your Little Flower group posts. We just finished up Wreath 1 and I planned my meetings using your blog. Thank you for sharing! I thought piety was difficult to explain, us moms always take away something from the meeting! I love how you are already thinking of Rose and how you want the same fun experiences for her too. God Bless!

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  2. Beautiful meeting. I have some changes taking place on my end, too. I would love to discuss "older girl" options with you if you have a minute. Call or email me anytime.
    Pax Christi, Lena

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  3. We did Little Women after Little Flowers too. Your girls will love it!

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  4. I too had been planning on repeating, but now am leaning towards Little Women Hospitality Club as well. Your meetings are amazing. How long do you usually meet for? I try to cram so much into a 1.5 hour meeting that nothing turns out as beautiful as yours do. I am praying for direction for our group. The moms aren't really commited to the group but the girls really enjoy it. I am just getting burnt out from doing it all myself for 3 years. (We will be doing Wreath 4 next year) Are your moms very active in the meetings? Sorry for all the questions. Wish we could join your beautiful little group!

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    1. We usually begin our meetings at 3:30 and end around 5:30 or so. (we've been going a little later at the last few and serving pizza at the end of the meeting, along with the snack) Still, I often find that even we struggle to fit everything into one meeting. I usually do all the preparation, but occasionally some of the other moms will present a talk on the saint/virtue. Thankfully I have gotten pretty quick at preparing for our meetings, still it is a lot of work and I am looking forward to a break... :)

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  5. Thank you so much Jessica! The girls really love being a part of your group and so do I!

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  6. Jessica, where did you find your materials for the sacrifice beads? I'm especially interested in where you found the beautiful medals. Thanks for your help! =)

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    1. I purchased the beads and cord from Michaels and the medals from Autom. Here is the link to the four-way cross. And you can find the Miraculous Medal here.

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  7. Jessica, I am a Catholic home educating mother of five. I have two girls and three boys. I have been reading your blog since you had Rose. I enjoy it so much! You are such an inspiration to me. Your creativity, time and talents that you put into everything you do is amazing. I too am involved in a Little Flowers group. My oldest, now 9, finished Wreath IV last year. My younger daughter will be starting Wreath IV in the fall. We will be starting Little Women Hospitality Program for the older girls and Blue Knights for my oldest son, now 4 1/2. Your blog has been such a help with Little Flowers with snacks, crafts and notebook pages. I have never posted before but felt called to let you know how much I appreciate you sharing your life with others. Thank You. God Bless, Kara (Huntersville, NC)

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    1. Thank you, Kara! I'm so glad to hear that the posts have been helpful!

      I have been thinking about starting a Little Women Hospitality Program, but feel like I need a break from leading. I already have all the materials though, and have been considering doing it with just my girls. We'll see! :)

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  8. Jessica,

    I would love to use your Wreath IV notebook pages for our upcoming year of Little Flowers. I wasn't able to find a link for the Piety/St. Therese notebook page. Is there anyway for me to print it up? Thank you for your time and talents and for sharing them with all of us. God Bless Kara

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    1. Sorry about that! I uploaded the document to Scribd, and updated this post with the link. :)

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  9. i cannot access your documents through scribd, it says that it is set on private..any help??
    thank you!

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