Friday, February 23, 2007

Passion tree - Our Lenten project #1


Thanks to a mom on our Raleigh Torch yahoo group, my girls and I have created a project that we decided to call a Passion Tree from the pictures of the stations of the cross she posted for everybody. At first I didn't know what to do with all the nice sized pictures, but something profound and beautiful came to mind. The holly branches that my youngest found in the yard was perfect in that it has deep symbolic meaning in the Christian world as being everlasting, and representing the painful wounds from the thorns on Christ's forehead. Appropriate for the Passion Tree as the stations climb to the top of the branches, as in the long severe walk our Lord had to endure. At the top of the tree is the station that represents Christ's death.
We copied the stations after downloading them from our TORCH yahoo board. Then we used packing tape on both sides after gluing each station together with it's copies partner so that no matter how they swing on the tree, you will always be able to see which station it is. If anyone is interested in doing this project as well, or have an idea for using these nice stations of the cross on something else, please use this link to get to them: http://landru.i-link-2.net/shnyves/black_and_white_images.htm
A project for next week? Well, it looks like I need to figure out how to feed a lenten vegetarian. My 12 year old daughter has decided to give up meat all together for Lent. eeh gads. I must support her, however.

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