Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saint Tekla

Thanks to Cay Gibson and her book Catholic Mosaic, we become acquainted with a new saint this week: Saint Tekla of Ethiopia. He was named a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
While reading the book, A Saint and His Lion, we traveled to Africa and learned about a faraway land and about caring for people all over the world.

Inspired by the Catholic Mosaic, we thoughtfully decided on something we could do to help someone in a poverty stricken foreign land. We, through Heifer International, have donated a flock of chicks to a family in poverty. We had a wonderful time discussing what could be done with a flock of chicks, and we came up with many many ideas. We also have made a poster to remind us to pray for the family that will receive our gift.

Thank-you, Cay, for your continued inspiration.

2 comments:

dolly...and why she's so darn grateful said...

What a lovely way to honor St. Tekla on his feast day!
Heather

Cay said...

And thank YOU, Joann, for sharing this. I love to see your Catholic Mosaic entries. :)