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


  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. Alicia@Playing With Paper says:

    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. JOYfilled Family says:

    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. Amazing_Grace says:

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

  6. Angie @ Many Little Blessings says:

    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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