When early Christians would pray, they would cross their arms and touch each shoulder with the opposite hand. They also fasted very strictly during lent, making their bread with only water, flour, and salt. A monk shaped this in the form of praying arms for children, and the pretzel was born! *see link for pretzel recipe* A pretzel to remind us of arms crossed in prayer is a lenten treat for us to share!
Lent is the season of preparation for the entire Church, children included. Our Lady Help of Christians will hold activities for children ages 3-10 on March 9, 16, and 23 in the St. Mary Center. Help your children prepare for Easter!