Contemplative, or imaginative, prayer is a method of meditative prayer developed by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in which you imagine yourself as a character in a Bible story, experiencing the events described in the passage as if you were actually there. As you prayerfully immerse yourself in the Bible passages in this book, you’ll be invited to draw on your imagination to rewrite the story from your own perspective: what you saw and heard, your feelings and emotions, and how you interacted with Jesus and the other people present in the story.
Here's a Way of the Cross for Children that invites reflection, prayer, and action in a beautiful journal format. Each step along the way, the reader encounters the story of Jesus' suffering and death in simple, kid-friendly language accompanied by vivid illustrations. Then, children are invited to imaginatively "enter the story," using two journal spaces to record their experience and their prayerful response. Finally, readers are invited to imitate Jesus by recording their acts of love and sacrifice. The Way of the Cross Journal for Children is appropriate for children ages 5-8; beginning readers will need adult assistance.
Maggie and Max can’t wait for the All Saints' Day party. There's just one problem: they can't decide which saint to dress up as…and the party is just a week away! Join Maggie and Max as their friends and family tell them about six holy men and women who offer living examples of what it means to be a saint…even if you're a kid!
Do you want to introduce your kids to the richness of the Christian prayer tradition? The best way to do that is to pray with them, and now there’s a beautiful collection of Catholic prayers and meditations designed just for that purpose: The Catholic Family Book of Prayers: A Treasury of Prayers and Meditations for Families to Pray Together. It’s packed with prayers, blessings, meditations, saintly wisdom, and artwork—all selected specifically for Catholic families to pray together.
The Joyful Mysteries helps kids say the rosary with their families because the full text of every prayer is printed on each page, paired with beautiful sacred art illustrating the mystery being contemplated…nearly 90 works of classic and contemporary art in all.
This beautiful First Communion journal is full of fun ways for Catholic kids to prepare for, remember, and live out their First Holy Communion. With its colorful design, prayers, devotions, special activities, and quotes from the saints and Scriptures, the My First Communion Journal can be used both before and after the child’s First Communion day.
Did you know God has written you a letter? It's "hidden" in the sacred Scriptures. The Scriptures are God's word for his people, the Church. But he also uses them to speak to every person who seeks him there. This prayer journal is all about learning to read God's letter to you using an ancient prayer method known as lectio divina, which means "divine reading."