Web site offers beautiful posters that can be printed on
letter-size paper or, for better results, on paper designed
for photos. There is a new poster
available daily. On the right is an example of these
posters. To see more of
these posters and larger versions, go to the 4CatholicEducators.com Web site:
Draw near to the Lord and
he will draw near to you. -- James
For smaller scripture posters with colorful designs that
will appeal to teens, SoupArt
Worship Images contains a fairly large number of beautiful
photos, each with a scripture passage.
There are more and more videos on Catholic topics online.
Below is a sampling of some of the ones that could be useful
for catechists and Catholic faith educators in general.
Philomena Middle School Catechism 12-12-6 - A simple and
short video promoting the catechism program at this Catholic
School. They have produced and uploaded several of these to
the YouTube site. No doubt that other catholic schools and
parishes could take advantage of this possibility of reaching
out in creative ways.
Catholic Music Videos
There are also countless music videos available on videos.
Here is a sampling:
Nuns YouTube page by the Sisters of Saint Paul offers
a number of brief videos. The Daughters of St. Paul have released
over a dozen CDs and have sung for movies such as "A
Bronx Tale," "Lorenzo's Oil" and "Noel."
Their Web page on the YouTube network offers some of their
music, but also book reviews and vocation stories.
See also Mother
Teresa, a movie/slideshow presentation about Mother Teresa,
a school project made by Maxinne Marie.
Other Web Sites Worth Exploring
Psalms - Andrew's Responsorial Psalms is a website
dedicated towards encouraging English-speaking Catholic Churches
around the world to sing the Responsorial Psalms for Sunday Mass
and for other Liturgical Seasons. Music scores and audio MIDI
samples are provided for the entire 3-Year Liturgical cycle for
the responsorial psalms for Sunday Mass, and also the responsorial
psalms for a significant number of Solemnities and Feast days.
A useful tool!
The Catholic Spirit
is the Official Newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
One of the features in this online newspaper is a section called
Spirit of Lent. It offers three articles by Julie McCarty, a three-part
Lenten series reflecting on the spiritual practices of fasting,
almsgiving and prayer.
Ministry office at Creighton University has made available a 34
weeks retreats online. The FAQ page provides and answer to the
is it possible to make an online retreat?
"The fact is that we are not only creatures with a need for
others. Each of us is unique and original and we need time and space
apart to grow into whatever is essential for freedom and human dignity."
A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though
the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming,
she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon
progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning.
The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter
would be frightened as she walked home from school and she herself
feared that the electrical storm might harm her child. Following
the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut
through the sky.
Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove
along the route to her child's school. As she did so, she saw her
little girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child
would stop, look up and smile. Another and another were to follow
quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of
light and smile.
When the mother's car drew up beside the child she lowered the
window and called to her, "What are you doing? Why do you keep
The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty. God keeps
taking my picture."