St. Zita of Luca, the patron saint of domestic workers and lost keys, is celebrated on April 27!
A Servant girl at 12, St.Zita won over her employers with her work ethic.
St. Zita shared generously with the poor which caused her to be loathed by her fellow servants and was often in trouble. During a famine, she distributed beans from the storage which miraculously did not deplete when her employer checked it.
As a model for hard work, using your faith to guide you, and never giving up on doing the right thing, St. Zita is a wonderful saint to share with your kids.
Here are some activities you can do with your kids to celebrate the wonderful St. Zita!
Tell Her Story
“A servant girl is not pious, if she is not industrious; work shy piety is sham piety.”
Talk about the Life of St.Zita and the dignity of labor. Share with your kids that no work is menial in the eyes of the Lord and that work is a means of serving God. Her daily work becomes part of her religious life.
Watch this animated version of her story here and talk to your kids about what they can learn from St. Zita.
St. Zita is associated with daffodils because when she was caught with leftover bread she was carrying in her dress, they miraculously turned into flowers.
Celebrate this wonderful story by making your own daffodils out of paper, a plate, or anything else you can find around the house!
Angels are said to have helped her bake bread when she was out taking care of someone in need. Bake bread and share it with someone in need. Reminding children that God considers these simple tasks Holy too. Sometimes it’s the simplest of tasks that are the most powerful.
Find more April Activities on the Month of April Blog Post!
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