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February Resources 2016

The following resources were very kindly shared by Anna Maloney, Post Primary Diocesan Advisor, Dublin Archdiocese.

February Resources

As we will soon welcome Spring, take a look at the February Resource Page on our website to support classroom explorations of the Feast Days and celebrations in the weeks ahead.

The following are Lent Resources kindly shared by Anna Moloney, Post Primary Diocesan Advisor of Dublin Archdiocese.

Lent Resources

This lovely reflection for Ash Wednesday shared by Bohernabreena Parish on Facebook.

As we begin our season of preparation, take a look at the Lent Resources on our website.

The Hearing, Happening, Hoping Series for Lent will also assist you in marking the Lenten journey in the classroom.

CAFOD's Lent Calendar for 2016 is a lovely visual to use when praying with your students in the days and weeks ahead.

There is so much to inspire in Trócaire's Lent 2016 Education Resources, they can be viewed by clicking here.

Saint Valentine's Day - Sunday, February 14

Perhaps you may wish to spend some time exploring St. Valentine's Day with your students before midterm begins.

Igniter Media offers many items to support in this regard:
Love What Matters
What If
Love Comes From God and
A Psalm of Love

Teresina's story (told here in the Trócaire Parish Newsletter for Lent 2016) is another way of exploring Saint Valentine's Day.

Perhaps you may remember that we visited Teresina and her family at the Lent Village, in Tharaka Nithi when we visited Kenya in November.

RTAI - National Conference, March 12

The Religion Teachers' Association of Ireland will hold their National Conference on March 12 in the Hodson Bay Hotel.

Click here to view the schedule, a day not to be missed! 

Make Her Known - Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

This icon embarks a special jubilee pilgrimage in April and May. A new information page - Make Her Known, has been created on our website and its content may serve as an opportunity to engage your Junior Certificate students (2017 candidates) in their journal work research.

Pope Francis News

Leonardo DiCaprio met with Pope Francis this week, click here to view the footage. You might also wish to engage senior students with this recent interview as the Oscar hype escalates; Leonardo DiCaprio: Wealth and Success Don't Make You Happy.

In particular, read paragraph 39 which begins with 'I've been very lucky to have achieved a lot...'

From Twitter

This article posted by Huffington Post Religion is well worth exploring with your students: 12 Awe-Inspiring Poets to Read in Your Lifetime Catholic Herald posted this sad news in recent days: ISIS destroys Iraq's oldest monastery.