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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Saints Day

Today is the celebration of all the saints in Catholic religion.  this is the day where we pay tribute to those
extra ordinary people who have done remarkable  deed in their  lives to help people.    Since it fell on Monday,  the school  had a pre-celebration yesterday at the mass  so that mos of the students can participate.  The elementary choir sung at the mass and the kindergarten students and some   first graders were  tasked to dress as saints.

Special thanks to Ate Agnes for making the  gown for Rylie, you're the best there is Ate!
We chose St. Agnes for our daughter.  St. Agnes is  the saint for virgins.  The lamb symbolizes purity.  If you read the article below  about her life, you would definitely admire her.

According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve[2] or thirteen during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, on January 21 304.

The Prefect Sempronius wished Agnes to marry his son, and on Agnes' refusal he condemned her to death. As Roman law did not permit the execution of virgins, Sempronius had a naked Agnes dragged through the streets to a brothel. Various versions of the legend give different methods of escape from this predicament. In one, as she prayed, her hair grew and covered her body. It was also said that all of the men who attempted to rape her were immediately struck blind. In another the son of the Prefect is struck dead, but revived after Agnes prayed for him, causing her release. There is then a trial from which Sempronius excuses himself, and another figure presides, sentencing her to death. When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, or the flames parted away from her, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and beheaded her, or, in some other texts, stabbed her in the throat. It is also said that the blood of Agnes poured to the stadium floor where other Christians soaked up the blood with cloths. She did not want to marry but wanted to have God in her life.

A few days after Agnes' death, her foster-sister, Saint Emerentiana was found praying by her tomb; she claimed to be the daughter of Agnes' wet nurse, and was stoned to death after refusing to leave the place and reprimanding the pagans for killing her foster sister. Emerentiana was also later canonized. The daughter of Constantine I, Saint Constance, was also said to have been cured of leprosy after praying at Agnes' tomb. Emerentiana and Constance appear in the scenes from the life of Agnes on the 14th century Royal Gold Cup in the British Museum.

Agnes' bones are conserved in the church of Sant'Agnese fuori le mura in Rome, built over the catacomb that housed Agnes' tomb. Her skull is preserved in a side chapel in the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome's Piazza Navona.

An early account of Agnes' death, stressing her steadfastness and virginity, but not the legendary features of the tradition, is given by Saint Ambrose.[2

source: wikepedia

22 travelers' comments:

ilanadavita said...

I had never head of the custom of dressing up for all saints' day. Your daughter looks very pretty.

Ralph said...

The saints did indeed live lives in a Godly way, serving people selflessly. I was not familiar with Agnes, but it is true she followed the one true God, believed in him and no other (false) pagan gods.

Interesting about St. Agnes, as my mother grew up at St. Agnes church in nearby Mingo Junction. The story behind the name is beautiful!

Cildemer said...

Very beautiful shots. And your daughter is lovely!
Thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to leave a comment;o)

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Vernz said...

ganda ng community nyo diyan Rose ano.. naku walang ka costume-costume tong mga anak ko dito ... there are sa malls kaso it's so commercialized and I don't them there...

Ry look so naive.. fit for a santa talaga... thanks for the drop.

Dena E's Blog said...

You have some truly beautiful pics posted Sweetie.. Thanks for my BLUE day note!!!

""May God's Angels Always Keep Watch Over You~~~Blessing You in all You Do""
Hugs Dena

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful photos. Happy RT.

RyHeAnNe said...

Cute ng mga bata..cute ni Rylie..

sexyjessie said...

I thought that "All Saints Day" is as same as "All Souls Day".

Thanks for sharing the info and yr daughter looks pretty.

Dhemz said...

ang cute ni St.Agnes...ehehhehe....:) ang tatangkad nang mga classmates ni Rye sis ano....:)

musta weekend nyo badingding? dmai ba candy ang mga burritos mo?

sensya na po ngayon lang nakadalaw...super busy kasi kami...bukas na ako blog hop....low bat na kasi ang powers ko...ehhehehe!

Mar said...

This tradition is new to me, how wonderful and what lovely shots!!

Gattina said...

Cute pictures ! In Belgium All Saint's day is a day off and everybody goes to the cimetary to put flowers on the graves !

imriz said...

very angelic face, bagay na bagay sa kanya si st. agnes

Francisca said...

Now if children would only behave like saints throughout the year. :-D

anne said...

bagay bagay kay rylie ang dress niya girl mine is up for ruby tuesday http://www.terryannemary.com/2010/11/ruby-tuesday-27-scooters.html

Mel Cole said...

Awww, how nice to know Rylie chose to be St. Agnes :) She's truly pure!

Mel Alarilla said...

Rylie looks so saintly indeed and she fits her character as Saint Agnes to a T. The life story of Saint Agnes is very inspiring indeed. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

EG Wow said...

Interesting post.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

The gown looks great. i love Rye school bading.

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nuts said...

thanks for the sharing the info here. i knew about the saints for virgin until i read it here..
pretty rylie! so pretty in her angels outfit.

chubskulit said...

Thanks everyone!

anney said...

Ganda ng pagkagawa nung gown bagay kay Rylie at kumpleto talaga may lamb din.

Linnea said...

The children all look cute and seem to be enjoying their special day. What an interesting story about St. Agnes! Thanks for stopping by...I'm a little late getting back to everyone. Enjoy the week.

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