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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hearts and Hands Celebrate God’s Love

February celebrates St. Valentine's Day with hearts, flowers, and tokens of love. This month offers us another, more serious look at love as we enter into the Season of Lent. We are invited to reflect on how much God loves us.

Celebrating Saint Peter Damian

Peter was born in 1007 and lived with his family in Italy. His parents died when he was a child, so he went to stay with an older brother who treated him badly. Another brother, a priest, found out and helped Peter get an education. Peter was a good student and eventually became a university teacher.

Bread for the Journey: The Scriptures and the Spirituality of the Catechist

How can one gain a deeper love of God's Word? Drawing on Verbum domini and other sources of the Church's collective wisdom, let me suggest a few ways.

Memories Are Made of This: Celebrating Advent and Christmas Traditions

During Advent we prepare students to celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas. Use the following ideas to keep the spotlight on celebrating the coming of the Lord.

Advice from Master Catechists—November/December 2013

Master catechists answer questions from readers.

How to Read, Reflect On, and Pray the Parables

Storytelling has always and everywhere been the main way to teach religious truth. Primal religions communicated their beliefs and outlooks almost exclusively through anecdotes, myths, and fables.

A Family Together: Christ Will Come Again

The season of Advent reminds us to always be ready to welcome Jesus.

The Legend of Saint Nicholas: A Read-Aloud Story for Young Children

Today we honor St. Nicholas on December 6. We imitate St. Nicholas when we share the gift of love and friendship with everyone we know, and when we help people in need.

Complete a Project: 2013-2014 Church Year

A downloadable Image Key of the liturgical calendar that appears in November/December 2013 CATECHIST.

Selecting a Patron Saint for Your Classroom

Picking a patron saint for your classroom can be a great way to engage students in learning and praying with the saints.