Friends, my intention was to post an imaginative prayer exercise for you to do with your class for each Sunday Gospel reading over the course of Lent. But then I was reading this weekend’s Gospel and I came across the reference to Satan in Jesus’ temptation in the desert. It made me stop and consider how… Read More How to answer questions about the devil
Friends, it is fitting that I’m posting this blog on Shrove Tuesday. For Catholics, this is a day not just for feasting on pancakes (which funnily enough seems to be a Catholic tradition which nobody has a problem embracing!), but a day where, traditionally, Catholics have been encouraged to go to confession before the penitential season… Read More My Confession
Friends, many of us associate Lent with giving up something we like. And while that is certainly part of this penitential season, it’s not the whole story. While personally, Netflix will be getting the flick this Lenten season (who knew that Lilibet’s life would be so bingeworthy!?), fasting is just one of the three traditional… Read More Doing Lent the right way in your classroom
Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. Saint Jerome Friends, on our journey to sainthood, the importance of reading the Bible cannot be overstated. If we are serious about following Christ, we need to read his Word. We can’t live by the Word of God if we don’t know the Word of God. And we… Read More 5 simple ways to bring more Scripture into your classroom
The 2018 school year is upon us. Are you ready? Is your classroom set up? Your curriculum plans complete? Your desk arranged with cute, matching stationery? (That might just be me who feels the need to do that….) Friends, at the start of this school year I would like to ask you another question. Are… Read More Are you ready?