Little Flowers Girls’ Club
A FUN, FLEXIBLE, FAITH-FILLED CATHOLIC CLUB FOR GIRLS!
What is the St. John Nepomucene’s Little Flowers Girls Club®?
Little Flowers is a Catholic girl’s group centered on learning virtues by studying individual saints. Virtues are learned through presentations, crafts and activities. Each year a “wreath” is worked on for the blue Blessed Mother sashes the girls wear at the meetings. The wreath is made up of 9 flower petals for the 9 virtues studied that year. Petals are earned by participating in the monthly meetings, service projects, and completing follow-up activities at home.
What are virtues?
Virtues are good habits that help us to be holy. Some examples are obedience, sincerity, order, patience, flexibility, hospitality, and perseverance. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as a “habitual and firm disposition to do good.”
Why be a Little Flower?
Little Flowers is not meant for just little girls…it is for girls (and moms – or aunt, grandma, etc.) who are growing in maturity and strength in their faith. Little Flowers is named after our patroness saint, Saint Therese of Lisieux, who was one of the very few saints named a doctor of the Church. St. Therese saw the world as God’s garden and each person being a different kind of flower. She wrote in her diary that she saw herself as “the Little Flower of Jesus”, just simple and hidden but blooming where God has planted her. Following the example of saints, Little Flowers will put into practice the virtues they study as a means of developing a strong foundation to grow into the life that God is calling them to lead as Catholic girls.
Little Flowers is open to girls in grades kindergarten through 3rd in the parish, schools and the local area. We will meet 5 times throughout the school year on a Sunday at St. John Nepomucene Parish.
Little Flowers was essentially developed as a mother/daughter club. We ask that mothers (or suitable substitute) consider attending each event with their daughter. Little Flowers Girls Club® has thrived on their involvement with the program, and the girls seem to listen to and enjoy them being there with them. We need your help!
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions you may have.