Visio Divina Prayer and Reflection:
Among the many ways to pray, Visio Divina (Latin for "divine seeing") is a special way to pray with Scripture art. Visio Divina is the practice of looking at a painting or a photograph and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the Art. We will continue our Visio Divina prayer this week with the scripture passage John 6:35
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Steps for Visio Divina prayer:
Photo source: Catholic Viral 54 Free Paintings - The Last Supper
Worship of the Eucharist. Listen to Father Mike Schmitz explain the Eucharist in the Catechism in a Year Day 189.
Jesus used the same phrase "I AM" in seven declarations
about Himself. This week we will ponder Jesus words,
"I am the bread of life"
Fun Facts: Jesus said this shortly after He had fed the five thousand and the people wanted more free food. But Jesus didn’t want to keep filling their stomachs. He wanted them to see that physical food only satisfied hunger temporarily, but He was the One who could satisfy them spiritually. He was saying He is the bread that provides life.
Manna satisfied the physical needs of the Israelites in the wilderness, but only for a while. Christ satisfies our spiritual needs forever. Those who believe in Jesus have life. The manna in the wilderness satisfied temporary hunger and those who ate of it eventually died. Jesus provides the bread of life that leads to life everlasting.
Listen to the song about Jesus the bread of life.
Watch these videos with your child. They are short!
Learn about Saint Scholastica. Her Feast Day is February 10th. She models the virtue of loyalty.
St. Scholastica is the twin sister of St. Benedict. She enjoyed spending time with her twin brother, discussing spiritual life and singing the Psalms. After watching the video, share one thing that inspires you about St. Scholastica.
Pray the Preparation of the Gifts with the family and keep this prayer in your heart.
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