Fresh from the pen is this year's lovely Lenten calendar, illustrated for us by Lydia Grace!
St. Thomas Aquinas references this image of Christ in his hymn, Adόro te devόte:
Pie pelicáne, Jesu Dόmine, Me immúndum munda tuo Sánguine: Cujus una stilla salvum fácere; Totum mundum quit ab omni scélere.
We usually mount it on a piece of purple construction paper, and the young ones color one space each day as we make our way through Lent. They can color the spaces to match the liturgical color of the day - usually purple but white for feasts and rose on Laetare Sunday. A visual like this is helpful for all to see our progress on our Lenten journey as we move closer to commemorating Our Lord's passion, and finally His triumphant and glorious Resurrection. I know some grown-ups enjoy it for the visual encouragement as well.
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Thank you so much Lydia! May God reward you.