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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Celebrating Saints: Francisco and Jacinta Marto—February 20th

PATRICIA MATHSON One day three children were watching their family’s sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Francisco Marto was 9 years old; his sister Jacinta was 7,...

Celebrating Saints: Luke—October 18

PATRICIA MATHSON The Gospel of Luke is sometimes called the Gospel of mercy because it includes many teachings of Jesus about God’s forgiveness and mercy....

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...

Celebrating Saints–Pope Paul VI–September 26

PATRICIA MATHSON Giovanni Montini was born in Italy and lived with his dad, mom, and two brothers. When he grew up he became a priest...

Nicholas Black Elk, Catechist: cause for canonization opened

At their annual meeting, the USCCB voted to open the cause for canonization for Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakotan medicine-man whose conversion led him...

Supernatural Friendships are Real Friendships — connecting with patron saints and more

Fun with the saints and holy souls BY LISA MLADINICH We know that God is infinite and unchanging, yet his children come to him through myriad...

Celebrating Saints … Therese Couderc

by Patricia Mathson CLICK HERE for a pdf about Therese Couderc and some of the other feast days in September.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All...

St. Francis of Assisi, October 4 (a lesson + free activity)

Celebrate God’s creation! Connie Clark Have you ever seen dogs and cats at church? At this time of year, you might — along with hamsters, tortoises,...

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.

Respect Life Like Saint Francis

LISA A. COVINGTON Here is an activity to use to teach your students how to treat all of God's creation with respect. Scripture Reading Genesis 1:20-28 Prayer  Through the...