Is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis part of your educational plan for this year? If so, you will want to pick up a guide to A Catholic Guide to Narnia: Questions and Activities for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Posted in 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, Book Reviews, English, High School, Religion A Catholic Guide to Narnia Published Date: January 26, 2022 Is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis part of your educational plan for this year? If so, you will want to pick up a guide ...
St. Agnes was twelve years old when she was martyred by beheading for the crime of being a Christian. St. Agnes is remarkable for her faith and steadfastness, especially at such a young age, and that is why she has been held up to us as an example since the early days of the Church. The word Agnes means “lamb” in Latin, so St. Agnes is usually pictured holding a lamb.
On the feast of Saint Agnes two lambs are traditionally brought from the Trappist abbey of Tre Fontane in Rome in order to be blessed by the Pope. In summer the lambs are shorn, and the wool is used to weave the pallia which the pope gives on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul to the newly appointed metropolitan archbishops. This tradition of the blessing of the lambs has been known since the 16th century. (In honor of this practice, a wool-felted lamb craft is included in the CAY Winter Ordinary Time Subscription Box!)
And one very odd folk belief, that I can’t bring myself not to mention, is that, apparently, there was a time when young ladies who wished to know who their future husbands would be, would go to bed on the eve of the feast day, without supper and in the altogether, and would then be sure to dream of him. Just FYI.
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