We must raise $3,783 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Easter Egg Symbolism

Files

  • None

Linked Recipes

  • None

Linked Prayers

  • None

Feasts

Seasons

  • None

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

DIRECTIONS

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

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Scientific Evidence for the Creator 4 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25
An ecclesiastical battle over Germany March 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13