Second graders learn about St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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The second graders at Remsen St. Mary’s enjoyed learning about St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of nature and animals, last week. The students had fun celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis on Thursday, October 4th. The second graders celebrated his feast day by partaking in many activities. Some of these activities included, reading a book, making a zoo out of pipe cleaners, watching a video about St. Francis’s life, coloring a beautiful picture of St. Francis, and the students even had their stuffed animals/names of real pets blessed by Deacon Rick Roder. Dylan Schroeder, one of the second grade students, said, “My favorite part of today was being able to have my stuffed animal blessed, it was very neat to watch and made me happy.” Mrs. Wimmer, second grade teacher, stated, “I enjoyed learning more about St. Francis as well. St. Francis has always had a special place in my heart because my middle name is Frances, I was baptized in the old St. Francis Catholic Church, that use to be in Sioux City, and I even traveled to Assisi, Italy when I was in college. There, I was able to visit the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, which was incredibly moving. It was fun and heartwarming to be able to teach my second graders more about my favorite saint. I hope this is something that they will always remember, because I know it is something that I will always remember.”