How Franciscans Celebrate ‘Hallowed’ Eve

by Sister Julie Ann on October 31, 2011

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to enjoy ‘Hallowed Eve’ pumpkin creations. Novices and Postulant Regina prepared for the eve of All Saints by doing some group carving. You will find their efforts quite original.  

Unlike the practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named  Jack who failed in generosity-originating in Ireland, where garden turnips and potatoes served as an expressive canvas, this pumpkin carving party initiates a Francis-o-lantern to the festivities.

8 thoughts on “How Franciscans Celebrate ‘Hallowed’ Eve”

  1. Srosangela says:

    You did a super job carving these pumpkins!!! The one with Francis and the animals is amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  2. So cool, such creativity and fun! Happy Eve of All Saints!!!

  3. Creativity reigns in this posting. How beautiful and how true to our simple, Franciscan attitude. Happy All Hallows Eve to all.

  4. srsharon says:

    A blessed FEAST of ALL SAINTS to each of YOU!  Enjoyed the carvings of the pumpkins and such creativity.  Thanks for sharing! At St. Joe's & the Convent the little trick or treaters were very BUSY gathering their loot.  It was fun seeing their costumes and one thing that impressed me that almost ALL said: “Thank You!”

  5. Kathy says:

    Hey, one of those pumpkins looks like me in the morning !!!!
    Love you all !!
    Kathy   (Regina's Mom)

  6. Skathleen says:

    Wow!  Phenomenal faces!  I really love the Francis depiction.  I think he would like being remembered on a pumpkin! Great job!
    sr kathleen

  7. Smaryfrances says:

    You are some really talented artists, Sisters and Regina!

  8. Sister Kay says:

    Pumpkin carving will never be the same.  Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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