Today is the feast day of my own saint, Saint Elen. There is little known about her, but I still find what is available about her fasinating. It’s taken me more than a few years to complete this project, and hopefully next week, I will have actual cards made for anyone who wishes one, but for now, I’d like to share with you the prayer card I made for my patron: St. Elen.
I made these prayer cards for my RCIA group for my lesson on the Holy Spirit. I gave them out even though they’re just a first draft. They need to be properly set up for the printer but I’ll have them done by next year.
I am on retreat all day today. I had planned to write a reflection and publish it later in the afternoon, but I thought it would be better for my own self-care if I posted this instead and concentrated on my day.
Take some time to smell the flowers and really look at them.
I discovered this on Tumblr, and wanted to share it with you since many of us need that little boost to get us through the day. I’ve posted this before, and because it’s so important you will probably see it again over the months. I like to bring it out in May during Mental Health Awareness Month and during my Mental Health Monday series. For this iteration, I’ve added one item in each category from my own Coping Skills Toolbox! I hope they are helpful. Good luck with your today!
Make a fresh start each day.
Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales. His motto is: “He who preaches with love, preaches effectively.” And I would say that St. Francis did just that, both with love and effectively.
I love making art out of words. I think it’s my love of writing. You try it. Use crayons, colored pencils, markers. Use all the colors; or none of them.