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Old Oct 23, '08, 6:45 pm
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Default Witness the faith by dressing up as a saint this halloween!

I think dressing up as a saint for Halloween is a great way to witness to the faith and the saints' example this halloween; to the witches, skelletons, and ghosts that walk the streets. To further this, I wrote an article on how to make ten Halloween Costumes of saints and got it published on a mainstream content network. Although I cannot quote it here due to forum rules, I can link you to the site it is displayed on. I hope that and am confident that you will find the article inspirational and informative on how you can go about making and dressing up in a halloween costume of one of ten common saints. Click here to view the entire article. May God Bless you for your support of the faith
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Old Oct 23, '08, 7:14 pm
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I think dressing up as a saint for Halloween is a great way to witness to the faith and the saints' example this halloween; to the witches, skelletons, and ghosts that walk the streets. To further this, I wrote an article on how to make ten Halloween Costumes of saints and got it published on a mainstream content network. Although I cannot quote it here due to forum rules, I can link you to the site it is displayed on. I hope that and am confident that you will find the article inspirational and informative on how you can go about making and dressing up in a halloween costume of one of ten common saints. Click here to view the entire article. May God Bless you for your support of the faith
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DO NOT click on the links in the first post! Click on these instead. I messed up the html code in the first post but fixed it in this post.
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Old Oct 23, '08, 8:02 pm
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Default Re: Witness the faith by dressing up as a saint this halloween!

Cool article! I've got another one for girls.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla: white lab coat, stethoscope, doctor bag.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 6:46 am
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Default Re: Witness the faith by dressing up as a saint this halloween!

For those who like the gruesome side of Halloween there's plenty of gruesome ways to be martyred, and the way a saint is martyred traditionally forms a major part of their iconography, although that has declined more recently (the one that immediately springs to mind is St Agatha who was traditionally represented carrying her breasts on a plate)
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Old Oct 24, '08, 7:46 am
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For those who like the gruesome side of Halloween there's plenty of gruesome ways to be martyred, and the way a saint is martyred traditionally forms a major part of their iconography, although that has declined more recently (the one that immediately springs to mind is St Agatha who was traditionally represented carrying her breasts on a plate)
Perhaps for the younger set, St. Lucy carrying eyeballs on a plate would be more appropriate.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 8:04 am
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I only had the space to deal with five common male saint costumes and five female saint costumes. The article has so far been a success, with an above-average performance for the month of October. Therefore, it will make sense for me to write sequals in September of 2009. I will then be able to cover more "obscure" saints such as saints not widely known outside of Catholic circles, and even a few unknowns such as Saint Joseph Mascotti the doctor.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 8:21 am
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Cool article! I've got another one for girls.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla: white lab coat, stethoscope, doctor bag.
When we do something at Church with the children that is who I dress as, I even purchased a lab coat just for that! The only thing I need left is a black curly wig - I am so not black haired - going grey now (as a matter of fact I got called "grandma" yesterday by a little one in line at the early voting place ).

My daughter goes as St. Cecilia, a sheet and flower crown.

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Old Oct 24, '08, 9:34 am
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My parish has the kids dress up for religious formation the weekend of Halloween.

My oldest (9) is always St.Benedict (we use the brown jedi robe I made for him to be ObiWan Kenobi lol).

This year my two middle kids (age 5 and 6) are going to be Mary and Joseph, I think. I had better figure it out soon if I need to get any fabric.

Thanks for the article.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 2:02 pm
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My parish has the kids dress up for religious formation the weekend of Halloween.

My oldest (9) is always St.Benedict (we use the brown jedi robe I made for him to be ObiWan Kenobi lol).

This year my two middle kids (age 5 and 6) are going to be Mary and Joseph, I think. I had better figure it out soon if I need to get any fabric.

Thanks for the article.
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 2:11 pm
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For those who like the gruesome side of Halloween there's plenty of gruesome ways to be martyred, and the way a saint is martyred traditionally forms a major part of their iconography, although that has declined more recently (the one that immediately springs to mind is St Agatha who was traditionally represented carrying her breasts on a plate)
Ok that tears it...I am now sooo going as my patron St. Lawrence. He was an early Church martyr that was grilled to death...I already got some ideas.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 3:35 pm
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For those who like the gruesome side of Halloween there's plenty of gruesome ways to be martyred, and the way a saint is martyred traditionally forms a major part of their iconography, although that has declined more recently (the one that immediately springs to mind is St Agatha who was traditionally represented carrying her breasts on a plate)
No kidding......My personal favorite for gruesome is St. Bartholomew who was skinned alive. Several of the statues depicting him could have come out of a Halloween store.
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Old Oct 24, '08, 4:28 pm
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Default Re: Witness the faith by dressing up as a saint this halloween!

The Catholic school I work for has decided this year to have the lower elementary dress as saints and and middle school where black on their annual walk to the cemetary to pray those buried there. My daughter decided to by St. Veronica. I believe that most of the kids are quite excited about it.

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Old Oct 25, '08, 12:01 pm
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Default Re: Witness the faith by dressing up as a saint this halloween!

At the school where I teach, All Saints Day is a HUGE celebration.

The kids do age appropriate saint reports, dress up and bring in food from the saint's native country. We have an all school Mass in the morning, saint presentations until lunch and games in the afternoon.

Our archbishop is coming to concelebrate the Mass this year.
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Old Oct 25, '08, 4:21 pm
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I think I just got a lot of new ideas for my next article on halloween costumes of saints. Thanks for reading my article.
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