|A little saint holds a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe|
Dublin, Ireland, November 24, 2010 – October 31, known around
the world as the celebration of Halloween, became true to
its origin as “All Hallows Eve” at a celebration in
Dublin, Ireland last month. The Faith and Family Centre there
sponsored a Family Fun Day including a “Saints Come Marching
In” costume competition for children.
Saint Faustina Kowalska, famous for her
involvement with the Divine Mercy devotion, would have been proud.
A child dressed in her image received the “Best Participation”
“The four-year old winner’s mother stepped in to explain the
life of the saint and gave an enthusiastic endorsement of
the devotion to the Divine Mercy,” said Regnum Christi consecrated
woman Elizabeth Kunze, who works at the centre. Kunze said
popular choices for saint attire included St. George and St.
Elizabeth of Hungary, as well as Irish saints, including St.
Brigid, St. Patrick and St. Fergal.
The event was attended
by the students and co-workers from Woodlands Academy. While children
enjoyed games, parents competed in a challenging four-round trivia contest
on topics such as the lives of the saints. Also
during the event, families gathered together for prayer with the
Blessed Sacrament and recited the litany of the Saints.
Faith and Family Centre is directed by Fr. Michael Mullan,
LC and is sponsored by Regnum Christi members. It offers
programs such as courses on the Catholic faith, spiritual retreats
and activities for families to meet and deepen their experience
and appreciation of the faith.