In His Presence Seven Visits to the Blessed Sacrament [$7.00]
by Christine Haapala and Illustrations by Gustave Dore
This meditation book outlines SEVEN VISITS to the Blessed Sacrament. This prayer book can be used in one evening, such as, during the Holy Thursday Seven Church Pilgrimage. Download this Seven Church Visits Information in PDF format.
This prayer book can alternatively be used for seven consecutive days for a special prayer request. And, it can be used periodically, whenever you can spend time visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 64 pages. 21 Gustave Dore Illustrations from Dante's Divine Comedy. ISBN 0-9703996-8-5. 5 1/2 by 8" $7.00 Quantity discounts of 40 or 60% available.
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Inspiration and Meditation through Art and Literature
Pope Benedict XV's Encyclical on Dante "IN PRAECLARA SUMMORUM" (April 30, 1921) stated that "Among the many celebrated geniuses of whom the Catholic faith can boast who have left undying fruits in literature ... highest stands the name of Dante Alighieri..." [IPS, 1] Dante's Divine Comedy is organized on the basis of the number seven - the seven circles of Inferno; the seven terraces on the mountain of Purgatorio; and, the seven spheres of Paradiso. Three pictures from The Dorï¿½ Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy are included for each of the Seven Visits. The first picture is from Purgatorio and reflects on the particular vice we wish to eliminate. The next two pictures from Paradiso are one artist's interpretation of the beatific vision - God's promise of eternal life. Pope Benedict XV further said that while the Divine Comedy "uses various symbolic images and records the lives of mortals on earth, it has for its true aim the glorification of the justice and providence of God who rules the world through time and all eternity and punishes and rewards the actions of individuals and human society." [IPS, 4]
Stations of the Cross slide show
provided FREE with purchase of 2 Follow Me Prayer Books and 100 Stations of the Cross Prayer Bookmarks. [$44.50]
A Stations of the Cross Book [$10.00] Order Book.
Inspired watercolors and selections of God Word introduce children to the suffering of our Savior
Jesus Christ by walking each step with Him to Calvary. Along with each station is a heroically
holy person who epitomized self-sacrifice.
Stations of the Cross Prayer Bookmarks [$24.50, sold in packages of 100] Order bookmarks. Front of Bookmark: Includes a collage of pictures from Follow Me.
Catholic School Principal used the Stations of the Cross Slide Show during Lent
Since we do not have a church yet (our school actually shares our gym with the parish), we do Stations twice during Lent. Of course, students are encouraged to attend Stations in the evening at their own parishes. Since we don't have church, we do not have Stations on the walls and we cannot have the students walk from station to station.
So, projecting the images seems to work best for us.
We split our student body into two separate groups (we have a student population of approximately 600). We have K-4 come together and 5-8 come together.
We do have a built in screen to project on to. Teachers took turns reading the text from the book. I distributed the bookmarks to the students.
Faculty members thought the pictures were very appropriate and beautifully illustrated. I also received many comments on including the information on contemporary saints. I think the students liked that part also.
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