Sunday, August 28, 2016

10 Simple Ways to Celebrate the Canonization of Mother Teresa with Your Family

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Did you hear?  Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized a Saint this Sunday, September 4, 2016!!!

The canonization of another Saint is worth celebrating for sure! I want my children to be excited about this historic day like the day that 2 Popes were canonized (Saint John XXII and Saint John Paul II) on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2014! One way we celebrated the canonization of the 2 Popes was by making a lapbook.  Maybe I'll find a fun Mother Teresa lapbook to do with my children soon...

It is my hope that this blog post of some ideas/links that I have collected will inspire others (and myself) to honor and celebrate such a beautiful servant of God with our families.

1. So how does a person become a canonized Saint?  Watch this video about how the Catholic Church Declares Official Saints:

And if you are wondering about the 2 miracles approved by the Church for the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, be sure to read The Miracles Approved By the Church for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

2. Read books about Mother Teresa. Here are two in my collection that I plan on reading during our "Couch Conversations" this week in our homeschool: Stories Told By Mother Teresa and Mother Teresa: A Life in Pictures. Speaking of Mother Teresa books, be sure to check out the two brand new Mother Teresa picture books that Jessica at Shower of Roses reviewed and is giving away!

3. Listen to Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Glory Stories CD from Holy Heroes

4. Watch this short video Mother Teresa's Bio: Life of a Healer:

5. Color Mother Teresa Quote Coloring Pages from Look to Him & Be Radiant

6. Download 2 free coloring pages in honor of Mother Teresa from Brother Francis

7. Throw a St. Teresa of Calcutta party like Elizabeth did at Coppertop Kitchen (and be sure to enter her great Shining Light Dolls giveaway! There's still time...Winners are being announced on Sept.1!)
Update: St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) Shining Light Doll is now being sold on Amazon.  Free shipping for Prime members!  We are a big fan of these dolls in the Smith house!

8. Purchase and use the St. Teresa of Calcutta Printable Packet from Real Life at Home

9. Watch the Mass of canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta live from Rome on EWTN. Program times are: 09/04 at 4:00 AM ET, 11:30 AM ET, 10:00 PM ET; 09/05 at 12:00 AM ET

10. Give a friend, family member or yourself beautiful handmade Mother Teresa of Calcutta jewelry that my blogging friend Jennifer at Catholic Inspired has created.

This week during our homeschooling I plan on doing several of these ideas leading up to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta's canonization Mass.  Such a beautiful, historic time in our one, holy, catholic, apostolic Church!  I hope my blog post has inspired you to find ways to honor this special servant of God in simple and fun ways!

Update: We ended up having a canonization party a few days before Saint Teresa's canonization date. Check out How Our Family Celebrated the Canonization of Mother Teresa! 



Katie said...

I love all of your ideas! Thanks for linking to my coloring pages! :)

Thanks Katie for stopping by! I love your coloring pages and so glad to link up to them! Have a blessed week and fun canonization celebration! :)

Billie Jo said...

Thank you so very much!
I can always count on you for inspiration and ideas!

Mom2Seven said...

Hi Tracy! As always a great post sharing our beautiful Catholic faith. Blessed Mother Teresa is one of my favorites, and I am very excited about her canonization! I promise I still read all of your posts! :) <3

Hi Billie Jo!

Thank you for stopping by and for commenting! So glad things I post can inspire you! I know I gain so much inspiration from visiting your lovely corner of blog land and seeing your beautiful photos and journaling! God bless!

Hi Annita! So good to hear from you again! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! And you are so sweet to continue to follow my blog as I know you are a very busy Mom too! I hope you are doing well! The more I learn about Mother Teresa, the more I fall more in love with her and her faith and witness! Such an exciting time in our Church's history! Have a blessed school year!

So many lovely resources! I'm glad you linked up to Katie's coloring pages. They have been a favorite for me during my "mom time." :)

These are such great ideas! I was looking for a couple ways that we could celebrate it in our little family and this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I especially love the video and the coloring pages... perfect for the little ones ;) Great post!

Hi Alicia!
Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Glad you enjoyed the post! Katie's coloring pages are beautiful!

Great Justine! So glad my post is helpful and inspiring for you! Have a great time celebrating with your family and thanks for dropping in and commenting!

Elizabeth said...

What great ideas!! Thanks for the shoutout, too :)

Thanks Elizabeth for stopping in and for the great giveaway opportunity! Have a great weekend!

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