This is a delightful time of year to encourage thankfulness, the in between season between the feasts of All Saints’ Day and Souls’ Day and Advent. For those of us in the Midwest, a time for wrapping up fall gardening projects and hunkering down in the rain and/or snow. What better time to get out the crayons, markers, and glitter glue and go to town on giving thanks through art? Teaching Catholic Kids has ideas.
Make gratitude the main dish at your table this Thanksgiving. We have not one not two but a dozen prayers to choose from to thank God before the big meal, from making a table runner to inviting a homeless person to praying a Thanksgiving litany. You’ll find all the choices online.
It’s hard to find a more substantial definition of missionary zeal than a 72-year-old French nun serving in an eighteenth-century Potawatomi mission. And that’s exactly what the godly missionary, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, whose feast is celebrated November 18. She wanted to do, even though her life seemed to be going in a different direction at first. Her story is an illustration of the greatness that can come from trusting in God’s providence. Read her biography online.
St. Margaret of Scotland, whose feast is celebrated November 16, was the granddaughter of an English king. She was born in Hungary due to her father’s exile there as a child. Her early years were spent in the Hungarian court, among pious and observant Catholic royals. St. Margaret’s piety was evident in the considerable amount of time she spent in prayer. The saint also illustrated the importance of silence and solitude when she would often retreat to the cloister of a cave for occasions of prayer and quiet reflection. Saint Margaret was a voracious reader, particularly of spiritual material. Read her complete biography online.
Why was St. Albert so great? He was an amazing priest and preacher whose most famous student was St. Thomas Aquinas! Watch the video and find out how St. Albert […]