With All Saints Day just around the corner, now is a good opportunity to look at ideas for additional resources for teaching about the saints. Loyola Press has just put together four Saints Retreats for children, done in the style of the well-known and much loved 3-Minute Retreats. Each brief saints retreat is an opportunity to learn more about a particular saint, learn about that saint’s relationship with God, reflect on discussion questions about the saint, and enjoy a prayer in honor of the saint. The four Saints Retreats focus on St. Nicholas, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, and St. Andrew. Take a look: Saints Retreats for Children. Be sure to look at lots of other saints resources as well.
Thank you for sharing these 3 minute retreats about the saints. I enjoyed them-they helped me start the day on a positive note.
Josie, you’re welcome. They’re nice, aren’t they?
Hi, to all. I am a catechist in Abu Dhabi and would like your 3 minute retreat for children. I want to download it to use for my Grade 5 student every morning during the entire lenten season.
Appreciate your help.
Hi Malou…you can find the saint retreats at this link: http://www.loyolapress.com/spend-time-with-the-saints.htm
With the stay home mandate, our schools and catechism
has to be online. As a catechist, I have my kids complete their workbooks and continue learning their prayers- but we need help with the children’s retreat. Any retreats already on line that we can have the students watch? Any ideas?
Hi Elizabeth and thanks for your question. What grade level are the students and what is the retreat for (First Eucharist? First Reconciliation? Confirmation?) Let me know and I’ll see if I can find anything.
Where can I find a link to the 3 minute retreat with the saints for children? I would like to use them in my on line lessons during the pandemic. Thank you!
Judy, we’ve updated the link now, so you should be able to find the retreats using the link above or this: https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-activities/other-activities/spend-time-with-the-saints/.
Catechist’s Journey Editor