Yesterday, January 3rd, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Genevieve which is also our second oldest’s name-day! Admittedly this was a bit of a last-minute idea for me but we had a great day.
You can learn all about Saint Genevieve from these links:
Saint Genevieve feast day activities:
I decided to do candle making as our Saint Genevieve activity since Saint Genevieve is typically associated with a candle.
- Soy wax or beeswax
- Candle wicks
- Candlewick centering device
- Candlewick stickers
- Melting Pot
- Candle jars (we used tin containers)
- Scents *optional
- Candle dye *optional
I was able to find most supplies at Hobby Lobby but Amazon has more variety and better prices on candle-making kits.
The kids had a lot of fun helping melt the candle wax, adding the scents, and pouring their candles. Like I mentioned previously, we weren't the most prepared for this craft but ultimately it worked out. Some of the kids have even shown interest in candle making as a possible handicraft to learn this year. The plan is to light their candles during dinner time so we can enjoy them as a family.
Saint Genevieve is also seen holding bread due to her generosity. Making bread (or even just buying some already made french bread) is a great activity and food to eat for Saint Genevieve's feast day.
Saint Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris, France so we made a French toast breakfast for dinner.
Here are some Catholic shops that sell some gorgeous Saint Genevieve products:
So that was our Saint Genevieve feast day activities. Genevieve was especially thrilled to have been able to celebrate her name-day.
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Dear St. Genevieve, you were marked out for an extraordinary life at a young age, when St. Germaine saw you in a crowd and predicted your future holiness to your parents. Inspired by this extraordinary prophecy, you made a vow of virginity and kept it till the day you died. Becoming a religious, you were exemplary in keeping the Rule, practicing charity, chastity, and austerity. You were also gifted with the charism of reading hearts and prophecy. When Paris was threatened by Attila the Hun, you saved the city by averting an attack and by enabling a ship of grain to run through a military blockade.
St. Genevieve, we ask your intercession with confidence because of your earthly life of holiness. Pray for us in our every need. We especially pray for those in our lives in need of healing, of those who have suffered the after-effects of natural disasters, and for all those suffering from war. Pray that we may persevere in the holiness of life as you did and be with our Heavenly Father for all eternity. Amen.
St. Genevieve, pray for us!