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Old Jun 22, '13, 12:42 pm
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Next week, I'm teaching a weeklong VBS "Bible Stories" class to preschoolers. Each day, we have a separate theme/Bible verse. I think it would be nice to incorporate saints whose lives reflect the themes, but I'm having trouble figuring out which saints. Any ideas?
Themes:
Jesus Saves-


Jesus has the Power- Wedding at Cana/


Jesus to the Rescue- Lazarus/


Jesus Provides- Washing of the feet/


Jesus Loves- the Last Supper/



We'll be reading the stories out of the St. Mary's Press Catholic Children's Bible and the kids will be doing activities all day surrounding the story/verse, but any saint I can incorporate would be awesome! Thanks!
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Old Jun 22, '13, 1:44 pm
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1. St John - present at the crucifixion
2. St Francis - peacekeeper (you can even incorprate "make me an instrument of your peace"
3. St. Augustine, got a whole new life after he came to believe
4. St. Dominic Savio
5. St. Theresa of Calcutta
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Old Jun 22, '13, 2:30 pm
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Any saint would be great really
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Old Jun 22, '13, 4:16 pm
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1. St. Kateri, The New American Saint. She loved the outdoors and she loved to make things out beads. They could make something.
2. St. Dominic, Had a special love for Our Blessed Mother and gave the Church her special prayer, the Rosary. Pray the Rosary.
3.St. Clare with the help of St. Francis of Assisi began a group of sisters who lived in silence each day so that they could think about God alone. Silent prayer time.
4. St. Francis of Assisi, loved God, His people and animals. He built the first Christmas creche and that customs continues today. Petting zoo? or make a Christmas creche.
5. St. John the Baptist, baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Talk about their baptisms and the Holy Spirit.

There are many more amazing great saints,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
St. Peter
St. Paul
St. Patrick
The Guardian Angels
The Archangels, Gabriel, Raphael and Michael

Have a great week!
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Old Jun 22, '13, 5:32 pm
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Thanks everyone! Great ideas! I especially like the thought of introducing the rosary (or maybe just a decade, as they're 3-4) on the second day!
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If you haven't already, definitely check out Catholic Icing and Shower of Roses for accompanying craft ideas, as well -- their stuff related to the liturgical calendar is great! Lots of ideas for preschoolers and lots of feast day ideas that can be adopted/adapted for VBS.
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Old Jun 22, '13, 5:37 pm
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If you haven't already, definitely check out Catholic Icing and Shower of Roses for accompanying craft ideas, as well -- their stuff related to the liturgical calendar is great! Lots of ideas for preschoolers and lots of feast day ideas that can be adopted/adapted for VBS.
Oh my goodness those are the most adorable sites I have ever laid eyes on. Thanks!
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