Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

It’s almost October, and in my planning for classes, this is when I prep for my students to learn about Saint Gianna and for my 8th grade students to begin researching and learning the lives of the saints they will perform on All Saints Day. You can read more about that here. While my enthusiasm …

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When I first moved to the Northwest, I was an idealistic 21 year old fresh out of a huge state school with a vibrant campus ministry. Before that I had attended 13 years of Catholic school in a VERY traditional religious community, and I also came from a family that prayed often at home and …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click my link and purchase a book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. However, the link about Lectio Divina is just an explanation of what that means. I first bought Ponder last summer, but got side tracked in my attempts to …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase a book using my link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. I don’t know when I first heard the story of Maximilian Kolbe, but as soon as I did, I knew his example would have a profound impact on my life. …

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“After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.”Luke 23:53 Sometimes after a long battle with illness, there is some small relief in knowing that your loved one is not longer in pain. When I …

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After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body.”John 19: 38 Although not strictly portrayed in scripture, I love the image of the Pieta, which is the background image for …

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When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be …

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