Last week, we turned our focus to the virtue of HOPE.
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If you are interested in studying the virtues and saints at the same time, this is the book for you. The Table of Contents list the virtue and approximately 5 saint stories for those that exemplify that particular virtue.
The book covers the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, as well as the Cardinal Virtues of Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude, and Justice.
The Feast of St. Paul fell during our study and he is listed as one of the stories of HOPE. We had fun with a few activities to go along with our virtue.
I found a really great coloring book about St. Paul's conversion story here,
from Our Sunday Visitor. They also had several links from the 2008 Year of St. Paul with some great ideas and prayers.
Superboy(age 6) and Princess (age 8) enjoyed the coloring!
We also had some fun with the word HOPE.
These stencils from the Dollar Tree came in handy...We traced the word and glued colored tissue paper to fill in the letters.
It made a beautiful addition to our prayer shelf in our school room!
More fun with Hope...
I just bought these cute alphabet letter trays online so we made ice to see if HOPE floats! Lots of other great ideas lie in store with these fun trays...!
I posted the black and white photo so you can see the ice a little more clearly...
Yep, Hope does float!
"We shall steer safely through every storm, as long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God."
~St. Francis de Sales~