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One thing I’ve always loved as a homeschooler as well as a CDD teacher has been the teaching of the lives of the saints.The children benefit so much from reading about their lives and stories. And I feel that it also gives them a peak at true discipleship, and what that really means.
Mechanical Man and I have been reading this year from 57 Stories of Saints. It’s a very good book for middle schoolers that can be read independently but that graduates them up from many of the children’s saint books. The black and white illustrations are updated and beautifully done. Last year, we read a great deal on Maximilian Kolbe in our homeschool but more recently have been reading about St. Xavier and just this last week on St. Patrick.
Saint Bulletin Board
Around the time of All Saints Day last year, I created this board for my CCD class from an old saint book that I had. I used it to teach about the Church Militant, Triumphant, and Suffering. I simply cut around the pictures in the book and arranged them behind the cloud. It was very easy to put together.
I’ve always loved the verse, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that it set before us.” Hebrews 12:11
So as we begin Lent, may the communion of saints be with us and may we hold the desire to deepen our life with Christ deep in our hearts. There, may it grow ever greater and overflow from our lives to those of our children, friends, and community.
Walk with the Saints Lent Link Up
A few of us Catholic Homeschool Moms have gotten together to share what we are doing with our children this Lent and created a first ever Walk with the Saints Link Up! Join myself, Jen of Forever and For Always, No Matter What, and Meredith of Sweetness and Light all Lent long by linking up your favorite saint posts, activities, or projects!
We would love for you to link up your old and new saint related posts and children’s activities. Some ideas for posts to link would be:
- Service projects for Lent
- Your saint book basket post
- Saint lessons and activities for your homeschool or CCD Class
- Tea time with Saints activities
- Saint color pages and curriculum ideas
- Saint crafts and hands on activities
- Saint prayer posts
There really is no limit to what you can link as long as it’s part of you and your children’s Walk with the Saints! *Note- if you link up here, you are giving us permission to feature your post ( if chosen) with one featured image for the next link up.
Please, related and genuine posts only; we reserve the right to delete posts that are not appropriate.