Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

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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A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Luke 23:27 This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click through and purchase something using my link I receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve always loved the tradition of the Stations of the Cross. …

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“When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer the sacrifice of …

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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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