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July and the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

June 30, 2014

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July 31 is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Loyola Press is celebrating this entire month with a number of special events online! Beginning July 1, we will start our annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius—a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. We are offering a selection of articles, blog posts, and videos to […]

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Preparing for the Month of All Souls – A Virtual Wall of Remembrance

October 31, 2013

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Catholics refer to the month of November as the “Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory” – an opportunity to take the spirit of All Souls Day (November 2) and to observe it all month long, recalling those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Many parishes provide what they call […]

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How Do YOU Pray the Rosary?

October 23, 2013

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One of the most difficult things for a Catholic publisher to do (in terms of pleasing everyone) is to explain how to pray the Rosary! You would think this would be easy, however, there are so many variations in the ways people pray the Rosary that it can make your head spin! I was reminded […]

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Reviewing the Rosary – Ave Maria

October 14, 2013

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At the beginning of class tomorrow, I’ll ask for a volunteer to step forward and to demonstrate how to pray the Rosary based on our experience from last week. I’m also going to do the following activity with them to introduce them to Schubert’s beautiful version of the Ave Maria and to expose them to […]

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Your Next FREE PowerPoint: All Saints and All Souls Day! (Also Available in Spanish)

October 11, 2013

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Continuing my monthly giveaway of free PowerPoint presentations, I am happy to offer you a presentation for All Saints and All Souls Day! As with the previous PowerPoint on the Month of the Holy Rosary, this presentation includes a script (in Note Pages view) to assist you in effectively leading your students to a deeper understanding […]

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Putting the Kids to Work

October 8, 2013

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Bible Bookmarks

A while back, I posted about a very good book I read – Dedication and Leadership (Douglas Hyde) – and how, back in the day, the Communist Party experienced success by employing strategies which included the following: putting demands on their own people (expecting a “heroic” response); deliberately and immediately sending new members into action; […]

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Session 3 (10/1/13) – Bible Boot Camp and Intro to the Rosary

October 1, 2013

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For this evening’s session, I have 2 main things planned: complete the “Bible Basics Learning Stations” that we started last week introduce the Rosary as we begin the Month of the Holy Rosary (using the PowerPoint on the Month of the Holy Rosary that I’ve made available for FREE here on my blog!) I’ve created […]

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Reminder: Download My FREE Rosary PowerPoint!

October 1, 2013

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October

Welcome to October, the Month of the Holy Rosary! Don’t forget to download my FREE Rosary PowerPoint! I plan on using this with my 6th graders this week and I’ll let you know how it goes! A Spanish version is also available! Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to bring our young people closer to […]

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Rosary PowerPoint in Spanish!

September 20, 2013

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Last week, I made available a free PowerPoint on October: the Month of the Holy Rosary. I’m happy to now make available the Spanish version of that presentation! Click on the image below to download from Authorstream.    

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Preparing for October – Month of the Holy Rosary: A Free PowerPoint!

September 11, 2013

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My friend and colleague, Carrie Freyer, and I cooked up a new idea for this year! We’re providing FREE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS throughout the year that focus on the seasons and feasts of the Church’s liturgical calendar! Each month, you’ll be able to conveniently download a PowerPoint presentation on an upcoming season or feast of the Church year […]

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