Love this guy.
Here are seven Saints that I plan to teach about during this Year of Mercy:
- St. John Paul II- ushered in devotion to Divine Mercy, canonized St. Faustina, lifetime example of love and forgiveness in words and actions (I have activities about JP2 here and here)
- St. Faustina Kowalska- received visions of Divine Mercy, messenger chosen by Jesus to share with the world (For a craft project explaining the symbolism in Faustina's vision of Jesus go here)
- St.Maximilian Kolbe- spread the light of the faith across the world during a dark era, and showed immense mercy by putting the needs and lives of others before his own (For a cross-curricular unit on the life of St. Max go here)
- St.John Vianney- remembered for many things, including spending 16 hours a day in the Confessional, priest who is a great example of the importance of the mercy God extends to us in the Sacraments
- St. Paul- example of receiving great mercy after conversion from former sinful life, wrote often in the New Testament about grace, mercy and salvation. (Read more here) (I have a St. Paul coloring page here.)
- Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati- With great sacrifice to self, Pier Giorgio lived out the Corporal Works of Mercy by serving the sick and poor. (For mini books and a coloring page about the Corporal Works of Mercy go here)
- Our Lady of Mercy- Mary is the utmost example of both receiving God's mercy and bringing Mercy into the world. (for a list of activities I have about Mary go here and scroll down the page)
The beautiful poster and postcards are products from Cassie Pease Designs. (LOVE her stuff. LOVE. She has tons of gorgeous free wallpapers to download in addition to her products.) I added some basic facts about his life around the pictures, as well as info about his connection to the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Beatitudes:
On another wall, I have this great poster from Pauline Media with a short story of his life on the back:
When I tried to find some coloring pages featuring Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati...I was disappointed...so I made my own. Here are four new coloring pages modeled after real photographs of Pier Giorgio and featuring some of my favorite quotes. Click on the image to download a pdf version of the coloring pages:
The Archdiocese of Melbourne has created some great resources about Pier Giorgio for youth. You can read their Archbishop's beautiful letter here and can see the videos I added to my playlist here.
What Saints do you think would be great to incorporate during the Year of Mercy?