Are your children daydreamers? Do they love hearing stories—or making them up? Leverage the power of your children’s God-given imagination to teach them Ignatian imaginative prayer.
“How many days until Christmas?” young children want to know. In the week before Christmas, help them keep track with an O Antiphons paper chain that will serve as a daily reminder of Christ’s coming.
No one knows the exact origin of the O Antiphons, but Christians have been singing them since at least the fifth century. You might recognize some of the words, because the O Antiphons are the basis of the popular hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
Who would listen to a simple Indian’s fantastic story? Certainly not the bishop! But the mysterious lady who had appeared to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill gave him exactly what he needed to succeed in his mission.
Meet Saint Teresa! Her way of peace is not complicated: It starts with prayer, and a smile, and seeing Jesus in each and every person.