3-Minute Saints Retreats for Children

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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.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. Thank you for sharing these 3 minute retreats about the saints. I enjoyed them-they helped me start the day on a positive note.

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Joe,
    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.

  4. 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!

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