Spirit in Life: GentlenessExploring the Fruits of the Spirit in short fun conversations
Beth and Kristofer Cowles discuss the Fruits of the Spirit as St. Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23. Each video is 3 – 5 minutes long, and helpful for adults, parents, and kids to begin discussing the Fruits in their own lives – how to recognize them, how to practice them, and how to get better at them. Beth and Kristofer share their own experiences and challenges with bearing these Fruits in God’s Garden of Grace.
Episode 9 – Gentleness gives a quick discussion of the Fruit of Gentleness.
Click here for a one-page printable PDF to accompany the lesson.
Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Song by Bob Baxter
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman by SFDS Sunday 7pm Choir
Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.
Richard Paul Evans
Our purpose is to give the older family members the knowledge and tools to pass along the information to their younger members in a way that engages them. Teaching young children about the Holy Spirit is important and the relationship a child develops with the Holy Spirit can bear amazing fruit in their lives. We want to give you brief insights into the Fruits, and provide accompanying podcast-length discussions with each. To that end, each video is accompanied with links to an episode of On the Road to Perfection, Beth and Kristofer’s weekly podcast, where in each of the specific episodes they dive deeper into that particular fruit.
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Young/School Age Children
Look to Him and Be Radiant – Lessons, crafts, coloring pages, book recommendations, and more from a Catholic school religion teacher/Director of Religious Education
Teaching Catholic Kids – parent newsletter published by Our Sunday Visitor, Sunday Gospel reflections, crafts, liturgical season information and saint stories.
Parent-catechists and Parish catechists
Catechist’s Journey – A Loyola Press sister site for Catechists to learn from and share with one another. Joe Paprocki is the website creator and lead catechist.
The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees’ site with weekly lesson plans, activities, and other useful information and resources for teaching your students.
If you or your parish use a curriculum
Sophis Press Curriculum Site – Parents or catechists can use the free downloads for Sunday Gospel lessons, current event lessons (for High School), and using Sacred Art for teaching the faith. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for these resources and to sign up to have them delivered to your inbox.)
RCIA Adapted for Children Resources
Click here to find tons of free resources as well as Holy Owned and Operated’s members-only material.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
People we know get divorced all the time, but why? Most likely, it comes down to whether they should have been married in the first place. How do you find out? You prepare for marriage purposefully. In this episode of On the Road to Perfection, Mama and Daddy discuss this crucial part in discerning a very difficult but rewarding vocation. Whether you have been married for five years, fifty years, just engaged, or are never getting married, this episode is both enriching and entertaining. Mama and Daddy have been on both ends of marriage preparation, and are glad to share their wisdom on this thing that leads to happier, healthier, and truer marriages!