Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nativity Scene

All Saints Catholic School. Spokane, WA
8th Grade

Monday, December 16, 2013

Waiting for Christmas

From First Grade teacher Julie Manion 
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Bend, Oregon
Diocese of Baker

--
Julie Manion
First Grade Teacher
St. Francis School

Sunday, December 15, 2013

           
This a picture of a Nativity Scene in my House. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Our School Advent Calendar/Jesse Tree

This bulletin board was designed and created by student members of the Liturgy and Prayer Leadership Committee. Each day a student opens the Advent calendar to reveal another symbol for the Jesse Tree.

The bulletin board hangs in the main hall of the 5th-8th grade building.

All Saints Catholic School
Spokane, WA

Gifts of Advent

Today the families of All Saints Catholic School in Spokane, WA, brought in gifts after taking tags from the Giving Tree. We celebrated Mass, blessed the gifts, and took them to the various charitable organizations so they could be delivered.

Advent Slide Show from St. Margaret Mary School

The 3rd graders added their Advent Wreaths and Nativity Scenes to make this slide show. Click HERE to view. Enjoy! 


St. Margaret Mary School
Omaha, NE

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Week 2 of Advent Ceremony

PK thru 8th Grade
Saint Mary of the Assumption
Avilla,IN

http://vimeo.com/81509615




"Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another."
Romans 14:19 ✞

Third Grade Sings On High

Saint Mary of the Assumption Avilla, IN
Third Grade-Mrs. Beckman

Our Gifts to Jesus

Saint Mary of the Assumption Avilla, IN
Second Grade-Mrs. Curtis
Students journaled about what they will offer Jesus during Advent.

Waiting For Jesus

Saint Mary of the Assumption Avilla, IN
First Grade- Mrs. Grimm
Handprint Advent Wreath

Root of Jesse Come

Saint Mary of the Assumption Avilla, IN
6th Grade- Mrs. Jackson

Monday, December 09, 2013

Waiting With Mary

Saint Mary of the Assumption, Avilla, IN
2nd Grade-Mrs. Curtis
Handprint mangers

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Advent in 3 Minutes

Check out this video on YouTube:


http://youtu.be/WP_EvOhbt18


Cheerfully,
Mrs. Godsy
Our Lady of the Assumption School
San Bernardino Ca

Our Homemade Advent Calendar

This is the calendar my mom made for our family a long time ago. We use it each year during Advent. My favorite part is putting up baby Jesus.

3rd Grade
All Saints Catholic School
Spokane, WA

Advent Wreath at St. Margaret Mary Church

Omaha, NE 

Catholic Classroom Project #05: Advent


                                          This is the Advent Wreath at St. John's church
                                                at Creighton University in Omaha, NE



It's December and the 2nd week of Advent. It's time for a new Catholic Classroom project. It's easy to take part in this Global Catholic Classroom Project.

The theme for this month is Advent!

Send your photos or drawings of your Advent Wreath, Jesse Tree, or Nativity Scene.

Email your pictures to Barb.Gilman.Advent13@Blogger.com

Remember that the subject line of the email will become the title of your post. Be sure to include:

  • Your city and school
  • Your grade

Thanks for contributing to this project. Let's make this a joyful Advent by sharing the beauty of this season. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

St. Rose of Lima

  Saint Rose of Lima is my favorite saint because she took care of orphan children. She also stood up to her parents when they wanted her to marry.  Saint Rose also took care of the elderly people and the sick. She started a social services program.  She did all this work through the grace of God. She also experienced some transfiguration from the inside. She died a peaceful death. She is the patroness of the Philippians ,America, and florists. She died on August 24,1617, a day after her birthday. Her symbol is a bunch of roses.  Saint Rose is special to me because she helped all the orphan children. I too want to help the children who are less fortunate than me.

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
7th Grade

St. Michael



St. Michael the archangel is a the patron saint of soldiers. I admire him for his leadership strengths. He is important to me because he led the Holy army against the devil and his followers, and sent them back home in hell. His feast day is September  29. 

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
8th grade

St. Patrick



St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
6th Grade

St. Anthony



St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
6th Grade

Friday, November 22, 2013

St. Padre Pio

St. Cecilia

St. Mary Magdalene

The Virgin Mary

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Kateri

Saint Scholastica

Saint Scholastica is the sister of Saint Benedict. I chose Saint Scholastica as the saint that I admire  most because at such a young age she dedicated her life to God. That to me shows that she was willing to do anything for God even at the age of five. Saint Scholastica relates to me because she had a brother and they fought a lot, but deep down they always loved each other. Her feast day is February tenth.

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
7th grade

St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio.

St. Dominic Savio was a famous Saint known for his peacemaking ways and kindness to others. He is my role model because of his good ways. His motto was "Rather Death than Sin." Once when he was in school he saw two boys getting ready to throw stones at each other but before they could Dominic stepped in the middle of them holding a crucifix saying "Before you fight, look at this and say Jesus Christ was innocent and he died forgiving his murderers. I am a sinner and I am going to hurt him by not forgiving my enemies. Then you can start and throw your first stone at me!" His life was so devoted to God and Jesus he was ready to stop people from sinning and forgiving in people as Jesus did. He will always be my most important role model, next to Jesus.


St. Mary's Bellevue, NE

7th grade


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha


I admire Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native North American Saint. Her father was the chief of the Mohawk Tribe and her mother a Catholic Algonquin. When she was 20, Kateri joyfully joined the Catholic Church to be like her mother, although this was met by great anger from her family. She was threatened by family and strangers alike, and even stoned. However, she remained faithful and never renounced God. When the taunting became too much for her, Kateri abandoned her family and ran away to a Catholic mission about 200 miles away. She lived a faithful life and vowed herself to perpetual virginity meaning that she would remain unmarried and completely devoted to God. I feel a personal connection to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha because through the very difficult times in her life and all of her sickness, she still pledged herself to God. I truly admire her undying faith and trust in the Lord, which is why she is one of my favorite saints.


St. Mary's Bellevue, NE

7th grade

St. Rose

St. Rose was a beautiful young girl that had a strong relationship with God. She was very beautiful and her parents wanted her to wear fine clothes, have food fit for the rich, and they wanted her to marry a young, handsome, rich man. St. Rose refused all of these things, she wore ragged clothes, hardly ate, and she turned down all of the men that proposed to her. She's my favorite saint because she did not let the people around her stop her from always praying to God and not letting them get in the way of her worship. I also like the fact that she stood up for what ahe believed in and that she died a martyr because she would not give up her faith in God. She would do anything to destroy her beauty so she could focus on what God had to say. That is why St. Rose of Lima is my favorite saint.


St Mary's Bellevue, NE

7th Grade

Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Arch Angel

St. Michael the Archangel is the saint you pray too for help or protection. He fought in the battle in Heaven, against Satan. St. Michael threw Satan out of Heaven and protected us from harm. As said in his prayer that he watches over earth and drives the evil spirits away. The Saint Michael the Archangel prayer is what soldiers say before they go into battle. Saint Michael is important to me because his name was my dad's middle name, and my dad was in the Marine Corps, protecting our country. The medallion shown below has Saint Michael holding down Satan on the front with the words "St. Michael Protect me". On the back there is the Marine Corps symbol, saying St.Michael protect the soldiers.


St.Mary's Bellevue, NE

7th grade



Saint Paragraph




My favorite Saint is St Michael the Archangel. Why? Because he influences me to stay strong and win the battle I'm fighting, just like when he defeated the devil. My middle name is Michael, so when we had to pick a Saint when I was younger I always chose him. That led me to grow on him more and more. I am thinking about choosing him for Confirmation, because he is one of the strongest and one of the best at serving God. He is one of my favorite Saints. 

Bellevue
St. Mary's
7th Grade


Thursday, November 21, 2013

St. Mary

St.Mary is the saint I focus my life on. I try to act as she did, in being faithful and brave. St.Mary was brave by saying yes to God. She was faithful by trusting God to help her through her process. Mary lived a life that had ups and downs. One up is being able to have the chance to be the Mother of God. One down is seeing your only son die, she watched the long, slow process of losing her only son. St.Mary is now watching all of us in Heaven hoping we will all be with her one day as one big happy family of God.

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE

7th Grade

St. Therese




   My favorite saint is St. Therese the Little Flower, the reason for this is that I feel that I have a personal connection with her. I feel like she has been watching over me all my life and she is my role model as well. When she was only fifteen years old she joined the Carmelite convent in Lisieux to devote her life to God fully. She loved God with all her heart and put him first before everything. She died on September 30, 1897, at the young age of twenty four. Her last words were " My God, I love You! ". 

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
7th Grade


St. Cecilia

  My favorite saint is St. Cecilia because she is the patron saint of music. I love music and feel that I can relate to her the most out of all the saints. St. Cecilia was married to a man named Valerian. Cecilia prayed that she stayed pure throughout her life. After marrying her husband, she disclosed to him that she had a secret to share to him but, he was to do one thing before she told him the secret- he was to become Catholic like her. Upon returning from his baptism, he found his wife's secret revealed in a vision- an angel guarding her, presenting the both of them with flower crown, much like Jesus' crown of thorns. The angel disappeared and Valerian's brother was soon baptized, too. Cecilia was martyred and lived for three days after her deathly beating. It is said that: "she heard heavenly music in her heart when she was married."


St. Mary's Bellevue, NE

6th Grade

St.Michael, My Favorite Saint


St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, 
and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, 
and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world 
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

 This prayer is one of my absolute favorites! I say this because it is a prayer of defense and a prayer for help, calling upon St.Michael to be our defense. Now, praying this prayer doesn't have to be just for protection from the devil, but it could also be used for defense in everyday battles. Mainly, this prayer is a prayer of protection and defense from St.Michael, and I thoroughly enjoy it. 

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
8th grade


Saint Francis of Assisi





      This is a photo of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. He was the founder of the Franciscan Order and we celebrate his feast day on October 4.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

St. Vitus

I chose Saint Vitus because I really like entertainment and performing and Saint Vitus is the patron Saint of acting, dancing, and performing in general.

I learned many things about him from his Feast Day of June 15, to the fact that he has his own dance.


http://sv4sjs.edu.glogster.com/st-vitus-glog/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade

Fayetteville, AR


Saint Therese of Lisieux

I chose Saint Therese of Lisieux because I had never heard of her and I wanted to learn more about her. I learned that she is the Patron Saint of missions, and she lived in a Carmelite house. She also died very young, around the age of 24.

http://gg4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-therese-of-lisieux/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade

Fayetteville, AR


St. Lucy

I chose Saint Lucy because she is the patron Saint of the eyes. Most people have pretty eyes and I also wanted to know more about her. I learned that Saint Lucy was the Patron Saint of eyes because her eyes were pulled out. All of the pictures of Saint Lucy it has eyes in a tray next to her. She was born in Italy.

http://mmo4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-lucy/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Isidore

I chose Saint Isidore because I didn't know much about him, and I knew he's the Patron Saint of computers and the internet, which interested me. I learned that he's the Patron Saint of computers because he was extremely smart and wrote many books; computers didn't exist when he was alive.


http://cd4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-isidore/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Catherine of Genoa

I chose Saint Catherine because she is the Patron Saint of the arts and I wanted to know more about her. I learned that she was actually born into a wealthy family and that her full title is Saint Catherine of Genoa.


http://ish4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-catherine-glog/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Saint Agnes of Montepulciano

I chose Saint Agnes of Montepulciano because her Feast Day is on my birthday.

I learned that she was a Dominican Prioress and her parents were nobles.

http://ah4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-glog/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Cecilia

I chose Saint Cecilia because she was very girly like me and her birthday was the day after mine. I learned she was the Patron Saint of music because she had music in her heart said she had an angel that followed her around.

http://ekl4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-cecilia/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade

Fayetteville, AR


St. Francis of Assisi

I chose Saint Francis of Assisi because I thought that he lived a very interesting life of faith and poverty. I  learned that he was not faithful at the beginning of his life, but when he was held prisoner of war, he saw a great light and instantly knew God was calling him to be His servant.

http://ku4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-francis-of-assisi-glog/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayettevile, AR

St. Martin de Porres

I chose Saint Martin De Porres because he is the Saint I was named after and I didn't know much about him. I learned that he was African-American, in fact he is the Patron Saint of African-Americans.

http://ms4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-martin-de-porres/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade

Fayetteville, AR


St. Mary Magdelene

I chose Saint Mary Magdalene because I was inspired by how much she changed in her life from being a sinner to a saint and she is the Patron Saint of women.

I learned that she grew up in a royal family, her feast day is July 22, and many other things.   

http://er4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-mary-magdalene/

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Roch

I chose Saint Roch because I thought that he would be a fun Saint to do a glog on and that I'd find some interesting things about him. I didn't know that he was a Patron Saint for dog lovers, but I also did not know that there was a Patron Saint for dog lovers.

http://jpi4sjs.edu.glogster.com/saint-roch/


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Thomas Aquinas

I chose Saint Thomas Aquinas because Thomas is my middle name. I learned a few things about him. I learned his birth date, when he died, and his feast day.


http://kr4sjs.edu.glogster.com/st-thomas/


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St John Berchmans

I learned Saint John Berchmans is the Saint of all altar boys and by coincidence I am an alter boy.

http://jg4sjs.edu.glogster.com/john-berchmans/


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Jude Thaddeus

I chose Saint Jude Thaddeus as my Saint because his Feast Day was on my birthday and he was one of the Apostles who spread the word of Christ the most.

I learned that Saint Jude was brothers with Saint Simon; not the one who betrayed our Lord and Saint Jude wrote a detailed Epistle.


http://md4sjs.edu.glogster.com/my-saint/


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. John the Baptist

I researched St. John the Baptist and I found that he was the cousin of Christ and was born six months before Christ. St. John the Baptist was beheaded by King Herod. He baptized Christ in the Jordan River; he is the Saint of monks, baptism, and the Jordan. If you want to learn more about St. John the Baptist, click here.

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Francis de Sales

I researched the life of Saint Francis de Sales and learned much about him. He is a Doctor of the Church and is known for his numerous writings. He is the Patron Saint of journalists, writers, and deaf people. If you would like to learn more about Saint Francis de Sales, click here.
St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Catherine Laboure

While I researched St. Catherine Laboure, I found that she was the Saint who made the Miraculous Medal for Mary. She was a French nun living in the 19th century. She loved God very much and was blessed by having an incorruptible body which is displayed at the  Chapel of the Miraculous Medal.


If you are interested and would like more information on St. Catherine Laboure, click here.

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th grade

Fayetteville, AR

St. George

I found that St. George is the Patron saint of Boy Scouts, soldiers, England, and more. The most interesting fact I found was that his cross on the flag of England. To learn more about Saint George go to My Glog.
St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Raymond of Penyafort

In my research of St. Raymond of Penyafort I learned that he was the Patron Saint of Lawyers and Canonists. He lived around the Barcelona area. St. Raymond of Penyafort died at the age of 100 years old.

If you would like to learn more about St. Raymond of Penyafort, Click Here.


St. Joseph Catholic School

Fayetteville, AR


St. Helena

As I explored Saint Helena's life I found out that she was the founder of the Three Holy Crosses of Jesus and the two other criminals. She took this journey to find the three crosses when she was 80. She found the crosses and brought them to a sick woman and they healed her. The picture of her is most commonly showing her holding a cross.


If you would like to learn more about Saint Helena please click here and please enjoy!


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Dominic

While I researched Saint Dominic of Savio and I found many interesting facts about him. In my opinion the most interesting thing that I found out was that  his dying words were "What beautiful things I see!" I also found out that he tried as hard as he could not to sin and also that he had to give up his priesthood because of an illness .

If you would like to learn more more about Saint Dominic of Savio Click Here!


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Adam

I researched and found that St. Adam began a life of holiness and began a severe life in a cave. He became an Abbot for San Sabine and went through with that job for a couple years. St. Adam's Feast Day is the sixteenth day of May. If want to learn any more information about Saint Adam click here.  

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Francis of Assisi

  In my research of Saint Francis Of Assisi I found out that he created the Nativity scene.                                                                               
 Animals Animals Everywhere But There Isn't One to Keep! click the blue link to see my glog.

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

St. Sebastian

In my research of St. Sebastian I found that he is the Patron Saint of athletes. When he died he was nailed to a tree and shot with arrows. He died for his faith and so he is a martyr. St. Sebastian served in the Roman army and was known for his endurance and speed.

St. Sebastian is an amazing Saint everyone should know and learn about.


If you would like to learn more about Saint Sebastian click here and see more about him! Thank you.

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Saint Veronica

I researched Saint Veronica and I discovered that she wiped the face of Jesus when He was carrying the cross. She was born in Caesarea Philippi. Saint Veronica is the Patron Saint of photographers.


If you would like to learn more about Saint Veronica go check out my glog about her life.


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Saint Peter

I researched Saint Peter and what I found was he died upside on a cross on Vatican Hill because he refused to die the same way Jesus did. Also he is the Patron Saint of fishermen, longevity, Rome, and Popes.

To learn more about Saint Peter click this.


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Michael the Archangel

I researched Saint Michael the Archangel, and what I found was that his Feast Day is September 29. He is the one who slayed the Devil, and he is the Patron Saint of police officers, death, and grocers. If you want to learn more about Saint Michael, click here.


Saint Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Saint Jerome

I researched Saint Jerome and I found that he had quite a bit of a temper and was an avid reader. He loved all types of animals and is depicted with a bull and dog by his side.If you would like to learn more about Saint Jerome please click here!



St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Saint Cecilia

In my research of Saint Cecilia I found out that she was the first Saint that was found incorrupt after many years after her death. She died from a brutal death because she and her husband were Martyrs. Because of that she was brutally stabbed to death.


Press on this sentence if you would like to learn more about the life of St. Cecilia.



St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Ignatius of Antioch

In my research, Saint Ignatius Antioch was a very good man. He did many wonderful things to other people and kids that made them happy! He was born in c. 50 and died in c.107. The saddest thing was that he died by being thrown to the beast in the fields.

If you would like to learn more about Saint Ignatius Antioch go to my glogster!


St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th grade
Fayetteville, AR

St. Bernadette

I like St. Bernadette because I think shes a good role model. When she was young, she saw apparitions of Mary. As she kept going back, people thought she was a blasphemist, and even accused her as such. Bernadette continued to put her faith forward  and ignored the people. I believe that makes her a role model because she didn't let anything get between her and her faith. Not even the priest or her parents believed her. When she was at the grotto, she ate dirt in front of a whole crowd of people and it became a spring. Bernadette was the only one who could see Mary. But she also has many qualities.

Bernadette has three main qualities and they all blend together. Perseverance, love and loyalty. She shows perseverance when she gets a ton of people questioning her, she keeps going back. This is also a sign of love for her faith and in Mary and God. Bernadette stops at nothing to make sure that nothing gets between her and her spiritual life. She shows loyalty to Mary and her prayer by returning to the grotto. When all these come together, she was really faithful and strong in her spiritual life. But then again, these are only three of her many qualities.


St. Mary's Bellevue, NE

8th Grade

Saint Maria Goretti

Saint Maria Goretti was sewing in her home while her family was in the fields. She tried her best to avoid very serious sins. Maria lived with more than one family, and a man tried to force her to sin. She said to him that she would rather die than disobey God's Commandments. Being angry, he grabbed a knife and stabbed her eight times. He tried to leave but then she screamed, and so he stabbed her six more times. At the Hospital, she received communion, and forgave Alessandro. She forgave the man that stabbed her. Most people don't do that, but she did. She inspires me because of her forgiving nature. At her canonization, Alessandro was there with her family. They forgave him to. That is something that we all should attempt to do. She was my age, and so I want to be like her as best as I can.


St Mary's Bellevue

6th grade


Monday, November 18, 2013

St. Valentine

You may think it is funny but St. Valentine and I have something in common. We both will not let go of our beliefs as a Christian. The reason why I love St.Valentine is because he helped people believe in God and become Christian. He helped martyrs in persecution and gave his life up for faith and love for God. One great story that everybody knows is when he helped a blind girl who was the daughter of a jail guard see. The guard had faith in St.Valentine and continued to take his daughter to him. The guard mourned when he found out that St. Valentine was in jail. The faithful saint sent a letter to the guard's daughter and she gained her eyesight. The guard wanted to say thank you to Valentine, but he was already executed. The guard and his daughter grieved for him. In a way, they had faith, which is a true Christian/Catholic spirit. God bless St. Valentine for his life and faith!

St. Mary's Bellevue, NE
6th Grade

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary



I chose Saint Elizabeth of Hungary because I already knew some things about her that she was a patron Saint of nursing and healing.
I learned that she had a baby who was blind and she did a lot of Healing miracles.
Click here to see the Glog about St. Elizabeth.
http://cr4sjs.edu.glogster.com/st-elizabeth/  

St. Joseph Catholic School - 7th Grade
Fayetteville, AR

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Saint Bracelet




 This is my lucky bracelet that I carry around wherever I go no matter what. It includes pictures of famous saints and the Holy Family. It reminds me to be brave anywhere at any time and it helps me to be strong for God. Whenever in a struggle I look down and think "Am I doing the right thing?
Would these people do what I am about to do?
How would they feel?" The bracelet is joined together by beads. It joins the saints and family together as one. This also symbolizes the connection with us and other religions. No matter Catholic, Muslim, Jewish,etc. we all our connected under one loving God. The bracelet is my symbol of faith and remembrance of God and Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice for us. Everyone can have a symbol of saints or God, and it doesn't necessarily have to be concrete. Whatever helps you remember the question "What would Jesus do?" I know we use this phrase commonly, but you have to think of it in a deeper way. God always forgives us and we don't have to be without sin, which is almost impossible. God does forgives us no matter if we use that phrase or not. Yes, it is good to follow it and yes it does help. None of us our perfect though. We need faith in our lives and a remembrance of that. Mine is this bracelet. 

St. Mary's Bellevue- 8th Grade
Bellevue, NE



My Favorite Saint

My favorite saint is Saint Dymphna. I love her because when I first read about her, in second grade, we had an instant connection. We were both Irish! I was ecstatic because I love my heritage and at that age anything Irish was absolutely wonderful. When I read about her I was shocked a father could do such a thing to his only daughter. I was immensely proud of her for sticking up for what she wanted and not what her father wanted, which was wrong.

Her mother died when she was fourteen and her father was determined to find a wife just like her. But he could not so he went to the person closest to his wife, Dymphna. Dymphna wanted to be a nun and to be a nun you mustn't marry anyone but God. She told her distress to her priest friend, so they fled to Belgium to escape her wretched father. Sadly, they were discovered. Her father Damon, ordered Dymphna's priest friend to be beheaded. He still wanted to marry her, but she reluctantly refused. The order of her beheading came because she was strong in her beliefs.  Her feast day is May 15th and she is the patron saint of those with mental illnesses and nervous people.


St. Mary's School- 8th Grade

Bellevue, NE


Friday, November 08, 2013

My Favorite Saint-St. Dymphna

My favorite saint is St. Dymphna because she was so courageous! Her mom sadly died when she was little so she lived with her father. Her mother believed in God with all of her heart! Her father was pagan and didn't believe in God. Dymphna's father wanted to marry again and he could not find anyone he wanted to be with. He demanded to marry his daughter, Dymphna. Dymphna ran away with a priest and one of her friends. They were caught and the priest got beheaded. St. Dymphna still refused to marry her own father and her father beheaded her. St. Dymphna stood up for what she thought was right and that is why she is my favorite Saint!


Bellevue

 St. Mary's Bellevue     

6th grade


Friday, November 01, 2013

Catholic Classroom Project #04: All Saints


It's November and time for a new Catholic Classroom Project. This month's project is all about saints.

  • Send pictures, drawings, holy cards, favorite saint prayers, or whatever else you would like to share about your favorite saints.
  • Email your pictures and prayers to nicksenger.saints13@blogger.com
  • Remember that the subject line of the email will become the title of your post.
  • Be sure to include:
    • Your city and school
    • Your grade

Monday, October 28, 2013

Rosary from Living Rosary Celebration

We have a tradition at our school to recite a Living Rosary at Church. This month 500 of our our students gathered with our parish priest, teachers, and parents for this special celebration to honor Mary.  Students from all grade levels k-8 have the opportunity to lead the prayers of the rosary. Selected students hold roses for each prayer and after the prayer is said, students place their rose in a vase.  This photo was taken after the Living Rosary as we were walking back to school.


St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School
Pittsburgh, PA
Grades k - 8

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Zee Ann Poerio
Teacher
St. Louise de Marillac School


The Blessing of the Rosaries

Father came to visit our class to bless our new Twine Rosaries. He blessed them with Holy Water. He actually blessed the water in this bucket before us. He also taught us why he added salt to the water. We learned that the Holy Water 'flinger' is called the Aspergillum. Father reminded us to bless ourself whenever we have Holy Water.

St. Margaret Mary School
Omaha, NE

Twine Rosaries made by our teacher

Our teacher, Mrs. Gilman, made Rosaries for all 29 third graders!

St. Margaret Mary School
Omaha, NE

Monday, October 07, 2013

Catholic Classroom Project #03


Today, October 7, is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, so this month's project is a sharing of rosaries.

  • Take a picture of a rosary. It might be yours, or it might belong to someone in your family.
  • Tell us something about the rosary: Is there a story behind it? When did you receive it? Why is it important to you?
  • Email the picture to nicksenger.rosary13@blogger.com. Remember that the subject line of the email will become the title of the blog post.
  • Be sure to include:
    • Your city and school
    • Your grade
  • Keep checking back to see what others have posted.



Monday, September 16, 2013

Prayer for Peace

Dear God, pray for an end to the violence in the world specifically the violence in the Middle East, including Syria and Egypt.  May there be peace in these troubled areas of the world and there be an end to the suffering and death to the citizens in these countries.  We pray for happiness and love in the lives of people currently living in the war torn areas of the world.  We pray for this with all our hearts.   

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Prayer

Lord, please help all those in trouble with their country. I hope they will be okay and will have no more problems then they do. Please help the family's with their Heath and safety. Please send them hope and love and guide them to peace. I hope everyone will have the comfort they need. I pray they will find their loved ones, end their hunger, and find peace, hope, and love in their lives.
 ~Amen

Peace Prayer

I pray for peace in the middle east and that no more deaths will happen in these war torn countries.  I also pray that the U.S never forgets 9/11 and continues to pray for the people who passed away on 9/11.

Prayer for Peace

Dear God,

I pray that the world will for once come to peace and that there will be no more wars and fighting. I have a special prayer for those in Syria that are struggling to live normal lives while the civil war is occurring in their country. I pray that the chemical warfare will end in Syria. No more lives need to be taken from the innocent. Finally, I pray that all of the other war stricken countries can find peace and the help they need to live normal lives. Thank you God for listening to my prayer and I truly do wish for peace.

Amen,