Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

One of my coworkers loves to retell the story of his first year at our school. After a jam-packed Advent season, I jokingly remarked to him, “Just wait- Lent is Advent on steroids!” While the two seasons are incredibly different, in the life of our school community, they follow a similar pattern. During Lent our …

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After writing about helping students choose their Lenten practices, which you can read here, I scoured the internet for the type of graphic organizer that I wanted to use the help students make a meaningful plan. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I made my own! I’m pretty happy with how it …

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Growing up, my family always talked before Lent started about what we would “give up” for the Lenten season- often things like sweets, snacks etc. We fasted on the prescribed days and didn’t eat meat on Fridays (really almost ever, but definitely during the summer.). In college, due to health issues, my spiritual director suggested …

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