When Catholics think of a church that’s associated with the Pope, many automatically think of St. Peter’s Basilica. This is a good answer, but if asked to name the “Pope’s church in Rome,” the correct answer is the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. This church is the cathedral of Rome and the Pope’s (as bishop of Rome) see. It is considered the mother church of the Roman Catholic faithful throughout the world. We remember the dedication of this basilica every year on November 9. Find out more about it here and take a virtual tour of this important church.
A good faith vocabulary can help adults and children understand and express religious ideas and name religious objects. Find two Building Your Family’s Faith Vocabulary activities here: Fall, Holiday.
November 11 is the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours. Find out more about him here.
November 13 is the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Find out more about her here.
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