The patron saint of all living things, greatest to least. Here he is, taming the hungry wolf. My students loved St. Francis so much that they chose to recite his "Canticle of the Creatures" for our Winter Performance.
It is sometimes hard to find strong examples of female saints. I loved Teresa because she showed that she was human and had moments of doubt. Here she is standing barefoot, shaking her fist at god and asking him if he treats all his friends this poorly. The sisters are looking on with horrified postures, worried that she will be struck down by the wrath of god.
St. Martin de Porres was a fantastic example of an enlightened human being who taught himself how to heal and care for others. Even the animals! This illustration shows him ushering the mice to a safe spot so they would not be killed by the friars.
The festival of Santa Lucia is very important in second grade in the Waldorf curriculum. The oldest girl in the classroom gets the honor of wearing the crown of candles and a long white dress. She walks from room to room with candles blazing, singing Santa Lucia and attended by the rest of class.
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