Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 21 — Judith
Symbols: Scale of Justice, Temple, Crown, Sword
Judith stood by Holofernes’ bed and prayed silently, “O Lord, God of all might, in this hour look graciously on the work of my hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem. Now is the time for aiding your heritage and for carrying out my design to shatter the enemies who have risen against us.” (Judith 13:4-5)
Judith was a pious Jew of the Old Testament. She killed Holofernes, the leader of the Assyrian army of Nebuchadnezzar, with a sword, saving the Israelite nation.
Judith is a type of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, whose "Fiat" brought salvation to all mankind.
Recommended Scripture Readings:
- Judith 13:1-28
Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Printable PDF Jesse Tree guide: The Jesse Tree: Advent 2022
Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2022 by Jennifer Gregory Miller