Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar brings a sense of surprise by showing you the whole calendar, but not letting you “open” each day and find out what’s behind the picture until that day comes along. Each day, the link will lead you to a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt and MicroChallenge.
Advent is a time of hopeful anticipation for the birth of Christ and the coming of God’s kingdom…
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We have a new pope and Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets to find out what people know of the new pontiff, asking about his name and origins as well as their hopes and advice for the new head of the Church.
I liked this. Very creative and TELLING of what we know about our faith. I imagine quite a few people, especially Catholics, are going to be dusting off their Catechisms right about now!
he also may have taken the name Francis for St. Francis Xavier who was the co-founder of the Jesuit order. Pope Francis may have picked the name because of both Saint Francis’
He actually made a statement during a press conference that he specifically chose it for St Francis of Assisi, because St Francis lived his life caring for the poor and other charitable causes, as well as for animals. Every year on October4th, the feast day of St Francis, many churches have a Blessing of the Animals.
Very nice! I will share with my middle school religion classes on Monday. Thanks for creating this.