Today was the fest day of this hero of the early Church. There was lots of good stuff to read at Catholic Culture. We used art today to celebrate.
I am a real fan of the Catholic How to Draw book from Catholic Heritage Curricula. Since I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, the step-by-step instructions in this book are wonderful. It definitely is geared toward the younger children but all of my kids are enjoying using this resource.
Anyway. Katie and Ryan drew crucifixes to symbolize St. Ignatius’ Way of the Cross. His journey to Rome in chains. They included wheat in the picture, a symbol of the saint, and a depiction of him with lions.
"I am the wheat of Christ, ground by the teeth of beasts to become pure bread."
The last words of St. Ignatius became our memorization for the week. And finally, because I have to work food in everywhere
There was lion cake. I used the Catholic Culture instructions to assemble the cake.
For a beautiful explanation of the Mysticism of St. Ignatius, please read this article by Brother Ignatius Schweitzer, OP.