Monday, February 11, 2013

Papal Resources

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 

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
Oct 1995
Pope John Paul II celebrates mass

Friends, thank you for stopping in!

Until next time,



  1. great resources, Chris...what a day! To live in such time...

    So much history to live through, may our prayers fortify our beloved CHurch.

    1. Thank you, Allison....
      Yes, indeed, such a time.

      Hugs to you, friend-

  2. Thanks for posting these. They are a wonderful list of resources.

  3. Thank you for posting these. Lol I like the ones for the younger kids better. Good job.

    1. Thanks Deb:)
      I know---some of the resources for the littles are great. I miss those days too!
      Miss you

  4. Thanks so much for this, Chris!! Still reeling, but this should help.

    1. Thank you, Stef, for stopping in and commenting!


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