The church canonizes certain saints to present them

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Unformatted text preview: ty to God’s grace. In addition, a miracle must have occurred and been declared authentic by the Church. The miracle would have occurred through the action of God but through the intercession of the saint. August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 35 of 38 Grade 8 14. The Saints want us to be with them in Heaven and they can pray for us as well as our needs. This is because there is a Communion of Saints. . The Communion of Saints consists of Christ’s disciples who are still pilgrims on earth, those believers who have died and are being purified in Purgatory and the saints who are already with God in Heaven. In reading about their lives, we see the example of their faithfulness to Christ. Our greatest joy and peace is achieved in becoming a saint (CCC 954, 956, 957, 959, 27) Recommended Saint Stories Stories of saints can be downloaded from They are concise and well-written. The ACM Participant’s Manual has the life stories of 60 saints that can be copied. The RCIA Director at your parish would have this manual. Modern Saints, Book One, Ann Ball (Tan) The Life of Blessed Margaret of Castello, Fr. William R. O.P. Bonniwell (Tan) Saint Pius X, Walter Diethelm (Ignatius Press) Saint Vincent De Paul, F.A. Forbes (Tan) The Curé of Ars, Fr. Bartholomew O’Brien (Tandem) Mother Cabrini, Frances Pakinson Keyes (Ignatius Press) The Secret of Mary, Saint Louis Marie de Monfort (Tan) St. Bakhita, From African Slave to Servant of the “Good Master”, Ann Brown (New Hope) New Hope, KY 40052, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Fr. Pasquale di Girolamo, S.J (New Hope) , Apostle of the Rosary, Blessed Bartolo Longo, Ann Brown (New Hope) Heroic Catholics of the Twentieth Century, Sr. Elizabeth Ann Barkett (New Hope). . Vocabulary New Words age of reason candidate Catechism of Catholic Church death double consequence of sin Evening Prayer funeral idolatry impurity interior materialism natural Oil of Catechumens particular judgment plenary indulgence revenge source (font) temporal vincible ignorance battle of prayer canonized catechumenate desecration ecclesial exterior hierarchy ignorance indissoluble invincible ignorance merit natural death Oil of the Sick perseverance purity right to life summit temporal punishment zeal beatified catechesis concelebrant divine nature encyclical extraordinary minister human dignity Immaculate Heart of Mary indulgences Liturgy of Hours Morning Prayer nature partial person RCIA Sacred Heart of Jesus supernatural unchaste breviary catechism consumerism Divine office envy four pillars human nature imposition of hands intention lust motive object partial indulgence plenary retreat sanctity of life Temple of the Holy Spirit vengeance Previous Words absolution Acts of the Apostles adoration Advent candles all-knowing almsgiving angels Abba actual grace adoration chapel Advent wreath all-loving altar Annunciation absolve Adam adore All Saints' Day almighty altar serve...
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