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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St. Jerome

Saint Jerome, born in the year 340 AD. He was a priest and a Doctor of the Church renowned for his translations of the Bible into Latin. Besides his contributions as a Church Father and scholar, Jerome is also regarded as a patron of people with difficult personalities.

Ponder and Pray:
• Consider all the work St. Jerome did to translate the Bible. Is there a lesson we can learn from St. Jerome’s life?
• Read more about St. Jerome - franciscanmedia.org/saint-jerome/

Discussion/Activities with Children
• St. Jerome loved the Bible so much. Do you have a favorite story from the bible?
• You can be like St. Jerome. Read a story from a children’s Bible and video yourself signing this story in ASL.