January 24, 2016 @ 8:12PM

Catholic Alphabet Letter H

That Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program

The Letter H Is for Halo

FAITH FOCUS:  Halo or Piety

 

COPYWORK PASSAGE:

 

A halo is a ring of light that is often present in artwork around the head of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the saints or angels.  It is a symbol of holiness or piety.

 

POSSIBLE COMPLEMENTARY THEMES:

 

  • What is a halo?
  • What does it mean to be pious?
  • Discuss piety as a Gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • How can we practice holiness?
  • Share practical ways to encourage children to pray as that is one of the first steps to piety.
  • Discuss recognizing pious symbols in art - the halo, for example.
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary?
  • Discuss the piety of Mary as she is sinless.
  • What is an angel?
  • What is a saint?
  • Discuss the fact that different styles of halos represent Christ or the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Find examples of art that illustrate the Saints distinguished by halos.  Our printable Montessori cards may meet this need for you.
  • Teach about the virtue of reverence.
  • Use Our Virtue Lesson on Reverence.
  • Talk about the symbolism of light in the Catholic Church.
  • Introduce that Christ is known as the “Light of the World.”
  • Discuss the properties of light.

 

The Essentials

 

Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter H
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter H
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter H. This twelve-page printable featuring the letter H is only part of our Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program. Learn more about this program designed to help writers of any age improve their writing and penmanship. This...
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The Extras

Here are only a few suggestions for resources to accompany this lesson.

 

Christ Is the Light Coloring Sheet
Christ Is the Light Coloring Sheet
Jesus Is the Light of the World A lit candle in front of God's Word illuminates the room to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world and that if we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness.  (John 8:12)   Age:  Any Focus:  Fine motor skills Theme: ...
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Nominate a Saint Ballot Sheet
Nominate a Saint Ballot Sheet
Help Your Class Find Saints in Action This class activity can encourage children to learn about the Saints and the virtues that make them pious while discovering that they, too, are also called to be saints in the modern world. As the study of different...
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Virtue Lesson on Reverence
Virtue Lesson on Reverence
Help Kids Learn About Reverence This lesson celebrates the virtue of reverence and is intended to help Catholic kids practice and live their faith in a real way.  It is designed to be used daily, over the course of a month. With a weekly core lesson,...
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In God’s House Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
In God’s House Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
Review the Ways to Show Reverence to God in His House. Help children learn how to show our Lord reverence in His house with this simple fill-in the circle worksheet. Children are given twelve statements with which they must decide to either agree or disagree....
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Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
Help Children Honor the Name of Jesus Use this double-sided printable prayer sheet to help children learn about Christ.  This litany was most likely composed by Sts. Bernardine of Siena and John Capistrano.  It presents the attributes of Christ in a...
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7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Poster
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Poster
Help Young Catholics Remember the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit This simple black-and-white poster is perfect to reinforce a lesson on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Use it in the classroom on a bulletin board or even send one home with each child for...
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Gifts of the Holy Spirit Learning Card
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Learning Card
Help Young Catholics Learn the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.   This little card can help explain the origin of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and what they are.  The seven gifts are named, and a matching image serves as a memory aid. This sheet features...
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Jr. Weather Notebooking Sheets Featuring Light and Darkness
Jr. Weather Notebooking Sheets Featuring Light and Darkness
Cute Pages Focus on God's Glory in the Darkness of Night and the Brightness of Light Use these specially designed notebooking pages to help very young scientists solidify their lessons about science and in particular, the wonders of light and darkness. Two...
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