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Sunday, January 19, 2020

What the Church teaches us about Mary

ANNE E. NEUBERGER  During May, the traditional month of Mary, we can give children an understanding of the Second Vatican Council's teachings on the role...

The Visitation of Mary as a Summer Springboard

The beautiful feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on May 31, just as the school year ends. Is there some way to incorporate it into our lessons as we whisk the class out the door for the summer? We reflect on this biblical event in preparation for Christmas and in teaching the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, but seldom do we get a chance to teach about it in depth.

The Good, True, and Beautiful

Fostering devotion to Mary JAMES BLANKENSHIP Jesus’ final gift from the cross to all believers was the gift of his mother, Mary. From its very...

The Joyful Mysteries

A Family Together

Using Visual Symbols to Teach the Mysteries of the Rosary

With October being the month of the Rosary, the religious education classes always dedicate some class time to praying the Rosary, so my class was pretty familiar with the prayers and the order in which they are prayed. For this year, I thought we would focus on the Mysteries of the Rosary and learn how to meditate on those particular times in Jesus' and Mary's lives.

Crafts for Catechists: Our Lady’s Bug

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity. Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church — new memorial for the liturgical calendar

Pope Francis has created a new Marian feast day. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated the Monday...

Exploring Marian Apparitions and the Miracles at Lourdes

It started with a "noise like a gust of wind," explained the fourteen-year-old teen we now know as St. Bernadette Soubirous. Today, more than 150 years later, millions of pilgrims still travel to the once-small town in southern France where that gust of wind first heralded the presence of our Blessed Mother. The pilgrims come to pray for healing and reconciliation, to bathe in the waters, and to remember the 18 appearances, or apparitions, of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette at Lourdes.

Surprised by Grace

by Jean Larkin CLICK HERE for a special feature on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Copyright 2011, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected...

Faith in Facts for Young Learners — The Annunciation

Do you know these facts about the Annunciation of the Lord? Read each statement and circle the letter next to the word or phrase that makes the statement a fact. Before you begin, fold the bottom of the page up to the dotted line. That way, you cannot see the answers until you’re ready to check your facts. Have fun and learn!