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 10:11
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The Prayer of the Church. Listen to Father Mike Schmitz explain the Lord's Prayer in the Catechism in a Year Day 354.
Jesus used the same phrase "I AM" in seven declarations
about Himself. This week we will ponder Jesus words,
"I am the Good Shepherd"
Fun Facts: With this statement, Jesus described His sacrificial love for His people. He was letting the Israelites know that, unlike a hired man who will run and leave a flock unprotected in order to save his own life when the wolf threatens the sheep, He will not abandon His sheep, but will keep watch over His people. In John 10:15-16, Jesus said “I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd.” This was a prophetic utterance about His coming sacrificial death to save both the Jews and Gentiles who would believe in His name. In Psalm 23, David referred to the Lord God as his shepherd, and in this passage, Jesus refers to Himself as the ultimate Good Shepherd who was about to give His life for His sheep and fulfill His Father’s plan of salvation for all people.
Listen to the song about Jesus the good shepherd.
Watch these videos with your child. They are short!
Sing the Our Father
Learn about Saint Patrick. His Feast Day is March 17th. He is the patron saint of Ireland.
St. Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Trinity to the people of Ireland. After watching the video, share one thing that inspires you about St. Patrick.
Pray the Our Father with the family and keep this prayer in your heart.
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