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Friday, May 27, 2022

Catholic I.Q. — Lent and Easter

Review facts about the liturgical calendar and more DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on Lent and Easter. It contains sample questions such as: “The Spirit...

Prayer Journal Craft

Creating opportunities for students’ personal prayer SARA JONCKHEERE A prayer journal is a great way to expose students to different types of prayer, while gathering and...

Nine Reasons to Love Novenas

Lent is a great time to take up a novena MARY LOU ROSIEN Novenas aren’t for controlling God, but for opening ourselves to God in order...

“Lord, teach us to pray”: Great articles for a prayer-filled Lent

May our Hearts Beat with Christ PAT GOHN Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to...

Teaching the Two Sides of Lent

As religious educators, we appreciate the value of projects that effectively address more than one classroom need at a time.

The Cross

MELANNIE SVOBODA One of the oldest symbols of our Christian faith is the cross, a sign recognized virtually all over the world. Lent is an...

Celebrating Saints–Katherine Drexel–March 3rd

Katharine Drexel PATRICIA MATHSON Katharine Drexel was a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia who used all her money to help victims of discrimination in the southern...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

A Parable of Forgiveness

The Prodigal Returns BY LYNN WEHNER Soon we will come face-to-face with Lent, a season marked by prayer, penance, and the call to return to God....

A Different Kind of Prayer Journal

CONNIE CLARK Prayer journals are great faith formation tools, but many students see writing as a chore. And those blank journal pages can overwhelm even...