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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Make Every Minute Count

BY SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Ten minutes left--and you've run out of things to do. Preparing for the extra moments that occur for your students...

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...

What Is God Calling You To Do?

A Three-step Formula for Discovery ERIC GROTH Advent is about waiting. But the followers of Christ are not called to “wait” in a typical, passive sense,...

Five-Finger Glove Prayer Craft

Get to the heart of prayer with this prayer prompt. SARA JONCKHEERE Pope Francis gave us a simple way to pray for five different categories of...

Praying with Gregorian Chant

Suggestions for Getting Started KATE DANELUK About 10 years ago I was reviewing the music program my husband and I had developed for our local Catholic...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

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...

Prayer Rocks

Let these decorated rocks prompt students to prayer SARA JONCKHEERE Sometimes in our prayer life (both personal and in the classroom), we can fall into routines,...

Praying in difficult times

CONNIE CLARK My students sat perfectly still. Every one of them was attentive, reverent, and engaged. And I wish with all my heart that they...