Make Your Own Sacrifice Beads

I was using my new awesome Catholic Toolbar the other day (you can download yours for free here) and I found these amazing directions for making sacrifice beads! St. Therese used beads on a string as a child to count the acts of love she did for God. They're now known as "Sacrifice Beads" or  "Good Deed Beads". When you do an act for God, you push a bead across the string in, and the bead stays put! They're very popular during lent given the season of sacrificing.

The Little Ways includes a tutorial for making sacrifice beads
and you can even download and print the directions! 

They also have printable St. Therese coloring sheets.
Karen in Mommyland also posted some directions

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  1. I want to say Thank you for such a Beautiful Blog you have been award the Beautiful Blog award but also all of your hard work! God bless you and your family!

  2. Great idea! You may see this one on my blog when we get a chance to make them! SO SO glad I found your blog!

  3. My girls love making these. In fact I have my Little Flowers group make them every year at the start of a new session. They find someone to give them to if they already have a set.
    I'm glad you posted the tutorial from The Little Ways. I have been using their instructions but could not recall the source. Their tutorial is very easy to follow.
    Keep sharing all your free ideas and new finds!
    Pax Christi - Lena

  4. Dear Lacy,
    I am so impressed with all the wonderful activities and ideas you share.
    Thank you for putting this together.
    God Bless

  5. Those sacrifice beads are so pretty. The kids will really enjoy making them and adults will too! :)

  6. Thanks so much for mentioning the new toolbar and Catholic Mothers Online. You already know that I love your site. I was actually talking about it with some of the people at our homeschool co-op this week. (Since about 15+ of my FB friends are now fans, so that was some of those people.)


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