Family Lenten Activities: Pretzels!

Sydney and Kenzie of St. John’s, Ancaster enjoyed making Lenten Pretzels as part of a special Lenten Box created by Donna Ellis and several children, youth and family leaders from across the diocese.

Pretzel making dates back to a young monk in the early 600’s who, as legend has it, made pretzels rolling the dough into strips and crossing it over to emulate “little arms crossed over your heart in prayer.” 

As part of their Lenten focus for the week, the children were invited to light a candle which symbolized love and then to bake and eat their delicious pretzels.