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Modern-Day Martyrs: Redemptive Love in Action

An activity where students will learn about the lives of several modern-day martyrs, draw connections between the lives of these people and the life and death of Jesus, and explore what the witness of martyrs, from the time of Jesus …

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Saint Francis De Sales

A short video about Saint Francis De Sales, including an excerpt from his writing.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Andrew the Apostle

A video about the life of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Matthew the Apostle

The history of the Apostle, Saint Matthew.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

A video about Saint Bartholomew.

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Discovering our Saints - Saints Ann and Joachim

The story of Saints Ann and Joachim.

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Discovering our Saints - Sts. Simon and Jude

The stories about Saints Simon and Jude.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Charles of Lwanga

The times and life of Saint Charles of Lwanga.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Joseph the Worker

A video about the feast day and life of Saint Joseph, the father of Jesus.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Mary Magdalene

A video discussing Saint Mary Magdalene's life and feast day.

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Discovering our Saints - Saint Anthony of Padua

A video about the life of Saint Anthony of Padua.

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Discovering our Saints - Saints Peter and Paul

A video discussing the lives of Saints Peter and Paul and the significance of their feast day.

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Peter and Paul

This link to the Web site for the PBS series Peter and Paul is the starting point for a Webquest exploration.

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Short History of Paul

Paul was a diaspora Jew, meaning he was a Jew that lived outside of Palestine. Paul was born in Tarsus--which is modern day Turkey--at the beginning of the Christian era. Tarsus was a large and prosperous city of the Roman …

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Lasallian Meditation on Saint Paul

June 30: Saint Paul 140.1 First Point The most admirable trait in Saint Paul is his all-embracing and ardent zeal, which he first showed by defending the faith of Moses, in which he had been very well instructed.1 Because he …

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Paul's Conversion

Background for the Teacher This session focuses our attention on Paul's conversion experience. Using a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg as focusing symbols, the young people reflect on the meaning of conversion. Then two or three of the participants …

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Paul: A Unique Person

Background for the Teacher Saint Paul has fascinated Christians throughout history. The combination of his Jewish upbringing, his exposure to Greek culture, his fiery personality, and his openness to God's grace uniquely prepared him to spread the Gospel. This session …

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Paul: The Journey to Rome

If God is for us, who is against us? (Romans 8:31) In Paul's last trip to Jerusalem to say farewell before leaving to preach in Spain, he was arrested by the Romans. As a Roman citizen, Paul exercised his right …

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Paul: Missionary

[Paul] had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles. (Acts of the Apostles 14:27) Known as the apostle to the Gentiles (non-Jews), Paul was a leader in taking the Gospel message beyond Israel. With his trusted companions--Barnabas, John Mark, …

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Paul: Theologian

They were attempting to kill [Paul]. When the believers learned of it . . . they sent him off to Tarsus. (Acts of the Apostles 9:29–30) After his conversion, Paul began to preach, but when it became too dangerous, he …

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Paul: A Profound Conversion

[Saul] heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" (Acts of the Apostles 9:4) It was on his way to Damascus that Paul was struck down by God and blinded. A brilliant light from heaven …

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Paul: Persecutor of Christians

Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women . . . To prison. (Acts of the Apostles 8:3) Convinced that following the teachings of Jesus was wrong, Paul pursued the early Christians …

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Paul: Religious Zeal

I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. (Galatians 1:14) A tent maker by trade, Paul's Jewish name was Saul. But because Paul …

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The Feast of Saint Cecilia

The Feast of Saint Cecilia "All their neighbors aided them with silver vessels, with gold, with goods,with animals, and with valuable gifts." (Ezra 1:6) Very little is known of Saint Cecilia. It is thought that she was martyred for her …

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