Preparing Visit-Students & Children

Suggested discussion:

To better prepare your students for their spiritual journey at the Solanus Center, the following are suggested questions:

  • What does it mean to be holy?
  • Why does the Church need saints?
  • Can prayer bring you closer to God?

Discuss that a pilgrimage is a holy journey to receive a spiritual gift.

Prayer:

Before you enter the Center, gather your students and parents and pray that your pilgrimage will lead each person closer to Christ. Additional prayers can be found here.


Suggested activities:

On a large piece of paper have the students write down their personal intentions. Bring that paper with you and place it on Venerable Solanus' tomb. You can gather as a class around the tomb and offer a prayer.  Or...have each students write his/her personal intention on a small piece of paper and have the student place on the tomb. Additional activities for children.

View a two minute video segment on Father Solanus and start a discussion about his life. The clip can be found here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHlytdBrf4

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