During the CCD class I teach we talked today about saints, and how we implore the saints to pray for us. I talked about the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, in which a newborn baby who was born dead, and had been dead for over an hour, was brought back to life after the baby’s family prayed to Fulton J Sheen.
We also talked about the upcoming canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri will be canonized (declared a saint) this coming Sunday, October 21. It is pretty cool that I found an article on it right after talking about Kateri 🙂
We also talked about religious images, and how we do not pray to images, or crucifixes, but rather just look at them to remind us of who they represent.
Lastly, I showed them one of the rosaries that I have made. A couple of the kids thought that was really cool, and I have now promised to show them how to make them next week :). We won’t be able to make a whole rosary during class, but I should be able to show them the basic steps. It should be a lot of fun.