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Embracing the Cross with Little Ones

Ideas for Lenten Family Activities

By: Therese Boucher

It was Lent, and our six-year-old, Ellen, was busily drawing a picture of herself standing next to the cross. She looked up, struck by a sudden idea. “Is it okay if I draw myself with my hand on Jesus?” she wanted to know.

“It certainly is,” I replied. Ellen grew very excited at the thought, and then we had a good discussion about different ways we...

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