A Gregorian Guild: Spice Cross Kit
This kit from our Gregorian Guild Series uniquely presents Lenten concepts and occupies children in a tactile activity that will bring new meaning to Our Lord’s suffering on the cross and to their own Lenten sacrifices.
The dozen herbs and spices in the Spice Cross Kit are rich in religious symbolism. They serve as a mini-meditation or object lesson for the crafters as they use them to construct a very special Lenten cross, all while learning about the Medieval Guilds and the Worshipful Company of Grocers. The activities are designed to be completed “one-step-a-day” and can last as long as two weeks or as little as two days.
But Spice Cross kits are not just for children! They have been used with great success in adult prayer groups and with the elderly in a nursing home setting.
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation for the coming of Easter. For many families, a shared sacrifice is turning off the T.V. Assembling the Spice Cross Kit can help fill this void and keep children interested and engaged in their own spiritual preparation for the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
While especially appropriate for the Lenten season, the Spice Cross Kit may be assembled any time of the year when a meaningful and absorbing activity is desired.