A few years ago, the National Catholic Office for the Deaf (ncod.org/), produced a video series for those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Strengthened in Faith: Confirmation, which included the stories of the saints told by Deaf performers, voiced and captioned so all can learn from these stories. These stories are wonderful ways for adults and young people to learn and be inspired by the lives of the saints. We are making them available now on line during this time of “at home” learning and working.

The first video is Jesus teaching the Beatitudes, which are the model for living as the saints lived. Then there are 17 stories of saints who are: men and woman, young and old, from different countries, modern day saints and saints from of old. Each has a “charism” or special way of following the Beatitudes, Jesus’ teaching, that is a gift to us today in our times. The last two videos are the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. These are a vital reminder of how we can live the Beatitudes in our time and especially during this time of uncertainty.

After watching each video there are suggestions to help teens and adults to ponder and pray. There are also a listing of discussions and activities for children. *****Scroll down to see all 20 video selections.*****

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Many people say that Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910–1997) was a sign of God's presence on earth. She was a modern day example of a saint who loved God with all her heart and loved her neighbor.

Ponder and Pray:
• What is most inspiring about Saint Teresa of Calcutta's life?
• How do you think she is a sign of God’s love to people?

Discussion/Activities with Children
• What are two things you learned about Mother Teresa?
• Learn more about Saint Teresa of Calcutta: youtube.com/watch?v=DOjdor1WjHQ
• Draw 3 pictures showing different ways Saint Teresa showed God’s love.