Good Evening, friends,
I've gathered several resources around our Papa Ben, the papacy and the election of a new Pope as well as a few books authored by our Holy Father that I am happy to share with you. I do hope you find some practical offerings that are suitable to your family's homeschooling style.
Enjoy, and of course, we continue to pray for our Papa's peace of mind and for our Church's future.
My post which includes Papa Benedict's resignation announcement as well as Timothy Cardinal Dolan's reaction is here.
A short biography of Pope Benedict
Papal symbols and the Pope's coat of arms
Information on current eligible papal electors
Phenomenally awesome resource on the electoral process
( for younger kids)
Phenomenally awesome resource on the electoral preocess
( for older kids)
A few facts on the papacy for younger kids
Information on Vatican City
The official Vatican website
Books penned by Pope Benedict:
Heart of the Christian Life
Lent with Pope Benedict XVI
Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
The Fathers of the Church:
From Clement of Rome to Augustine of Hippo
Fiction around the papacy~
(For younger kids)
Light hearted stories by Diane Aherne, whose aunt is a "special agent" for the Pope. Very cute and informative about Vatican and papacy history:
Lost in Peter's Tomb
Break In at the Basilica
Also in the blog archives:
ADDED: February 28th, the last day of our Holy Father's papacy,
God Bless You Papa Ben: A Reflection and a Few Links in Honor of Our Holy Father
ADDED: March 10th, as we enter 'conclave week,' my post, A Few Papal Treats .
|The altar at Aqueduct Ractrack|
Pope John Paul II celebrates mass
Friends, thank you for stopping in!
Until next time,