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Author: Nicholle Check

Help Visions students increase their familiarity with the different Gospel writers. Famous Words from the Gospels challenges students to identify familiar quotes from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Let students […]
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To children, Lent could seem as though it’s mostly for adults. Let children know that through prayer and good works, they too can participate in this important season in the […]
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Analogies for Lent is a challenging activity for Visions students. Whether you are teaching in a school or parish setting, your students likely will need some help with the details […]
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Lent is a time to recommit to prayer, fasting, and good works. Encourage your families to share the Take Up Your Cross prayer service together at home. The service begins […]
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How long is Lent? What do Catholics fast from during Lent? What does the word Lent mean? After completing their first Lenten lessons, Venture students will be able to answer […]
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Some people know the day before Ash Wednesday as Shrovetide or Pancake Day. Many others celebrate Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” The idea behind these celebrations is […]
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On Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin the forty-day observance of Lent—a contemplative season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. This year, Ash […]
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During Lent, Catholics are called to pay special attention to the ways that we use and share our resources. We are also encouraged to spend more time in prayer. Children […]
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Visitors at the Vatican can view the remains of a simple wooden chair associated with Saint Peter that is kept above the main altar at Saint Peter’s Basilica. But when […]
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Saint Valentine is not officially honored on the Church’s liturgical calendar. Still, this third-century saint is well-celebrated every February 14. Saint Valentine’s Day is rooted in an act of disobedience. […]
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