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Catholic Activity: Easter Egg Symbolism


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Rev. Westhoff explains to us the significance of the Easter egg. Families should instruct their children on the meaning behind this custom.


We should not fail, for instance to give back the Christian meaning to the Easter egg. Most people know that it is a symbol of the Resurrection of Christ just as the chick breaks the shell when it is hatched and begins its life, so Christ comes forth living from the apparently lifeless tomb. Why not then make it a definite point not merely to color eggs for Easter, but to decorate them with symbols of Christ-the Xi-Rho, the Cross, the banner of Christ's Victory, etc. Never must we forget that children learn not merely from words of instruction but from what they see and experience.

Activity Source: Your Home, A Church in Miniature by Compiled by The Family Life Bureau in the early 1950s, The Neumann Press, Long Prairie, Minnesota, 1994

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