Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sheen and the Sacraments

In celebration of Sheen's birthday, we made these mini books with my kids for their Sheen Notebooks, remembering that as a priest, Sheen played an integral role as a minster of the sacraments for thousands of people.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so I found a photo of Sheen that either demonstrated or personified each sacrament, as well as one of his quotes (we do love Sheen's quotes) that could help us understand each.  Here is what we found:

“I don’t want my life to be mine, I want it to be Christ’s.”

 “As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist."

 "It does not take much time to make us saints. 
It only requires much love.”

 “Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” 
“Unless there is a cross in our lives, there will never be an empty tomb; unless there is a crown of thorns, there will never be the halo of light; unless there is a Good Friday, there will never be an Easter Sunday.”

 "In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder.”

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving?
Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? 
Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?”

Click here for a printable of the mini book complete with pictures and quotes:

1 comment:

  1. Katie, I came here looking for Confirmation support for my youngest and I am leaving with so much more! The quotes from the beloved Fulton Sheen have left tears in my eyes. I have been leading adult Bible studies for years and homeschooling my 6 children for about 20 years. But I've never been very satisfied with the Confirmation products available. My youngest is a tough cookie. I actually postponed her Confirmation a year because she just wasn't ready (in the Philadelphia archdiocese Confirmation is in 6th grade and she had no religious interest). I want to touch her heart. I believe the worksheets and booklets you have put together could really touch her and prepare her soul for the outpouring of the Spirit. Thank you so much!