The process of canonizing saints can be confusing to adults and children alike. This presentation provides a more simplified explanation and contains points to stop and assess understanding before proceeding. A look at the lives of the two saints (Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John II) who were canonized on April 27th, 2014 follows.
(Note: Information was reviewed by a priest for accuracy.)
What are the saints?
Do you have to be perfect to become a saint?
Examples of men, women and children saints
The Litany of Saints
How does someone become a saint?
Does the Pope make someone a saint?
The 5 Steps on the Road to Canonization
What happens during the canonization Mass?
The canonization of two new saints (April 27, 2014)
Blessed Pope John XXIII
Blessed Pope John Paul II
Review Game (On the Road to Sainthood)- Can be played with small groups or as a class with two teams. (Answers included)
Graphic Organizer for a report on a favorite saint.
List of great saints for children to research with three great links.
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