At school we have been getting ready for confirmation. the teachers have asked us to do a project on saints. Here are the questions we have to answer:
- what is a saint
- what does it take to be a saint
- look up 5 saints and pick one to be your name
- What is your Saints feast day?
- What is their story?
- How did they become a Saint?
- What is their origin?
- What did they do to become a Saint?
- What is your Saint a patron for?
- What qualities did they show?
- What miracles did they perform?
- How does this Saint make you want to be a better person?
- How does this Saint inspire you?
- What is their history?
WHAT IS A SAINT?
A Saint is some one who wants to be like God and follows in the footsteps of God.
Some things you can be a saint for are:
- caring for others
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SAINT?
To become a Saint the church looks closely at the personal life of the person. All the good work that has been done by that person who is wanting to become a Saint. They also look at how close to God they are and that they have worked and lived their life according to God’s rules. They also look to see if the person is worthy of the honour as well, and if they have performed 2 miracles that are unexplained.
St Michael (I think I’m going to pick this one)
St. Michael the Archangel – feast day – September 29th. The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the leader of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy scriptures describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honoured as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. Although he is always called “the Archangel,” the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels – as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.
St. Harvey was blind, but became abbot of Plouvien; later he transferred his community to Lanhourneau, where he passed the rest of his days and was famous for miracles. Sixth Century. His feast day is June 17th.
St Brian (this one is totally me)
Saint Alexander Briant was an English Jesuit whom people called “the beautiful youth” because of his handsome looks and purity of heart. When he was martyred, he felt no pain during the tortures. He said: “Whether this that I say be miraculous or no, God knows.” He was 25 when he died.
St Martin (i use to go to this school)
Saint Martin of Tours was raised by pagan parents, but after joining the Roman army he began to study the Christian faith. When his desire to imitate You compelled him to help a beggar, You came to him in a vision and called him to receive baptism and enter religious life. Eventually he became a bishop and banished pagan worship from his diocese.
Saint Mark the Evangelist was one of those who ran away in fear when Jesus was arrested, but after the resurrection of Jesus and the descent of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room, he became a writer of the Faith, and he helped Saints Paul, Barnabas, and Peter build the new Church.
My saints feast day is the 29 of September
WHAT IS ST MICHAEL’S STORY?
St Michael was in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy scriptures describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell.
HOW DID HE BECOME A SAINT?
Saint Michael was a Archangel and it was granted to him by God.
WHAT IS HIS ORIGIN?
God had made Heaven and the Earth and all the Angels and all the extra important Angels, called Archangels. (Like an extra important Bishop is called an Archbishop.) St Michael was God’s very special friends and was Shining and Strong and Powerful.
WHAT DID HE DO TO BECOME A SAINT?
St Michael fought in the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven, against Satan and his followers. St Michael and his angel army showed bravery and strength. They were truimphant.
WHAT HIS HE A PATRON FOR?
St Michael is a Patron for grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.
WHAT ARE SOME OF HIS QUALITIES?
My saint showed bravery, leadership, courage, strength, faith, commitment.
WHAT MIRACLES DID HE PERFORM?
St Michael was born an angle, he is not a normal person, he does good things all the time, like fighting against Satan and healing the wounded angels.
HOW DOES ST MICHAEL MAKE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER PERSON?
St Michael makes me want to be a better person by they responsibility that he showed and the faith that he had in his army of angles.
HOW DOES ST MICHAEL INSPIRE ME?
St Michael inspires me because he didn’t just give up in the battle, he fought and fought and won. I want that kind of leadership, to not just give up when things get tough.
ST MICHAEL’S HISTORY
Angle Lucifer gathered other angels and challenged God to be ruler of the Kingdom. Lucifer said “Why should you be King of Heaven anymore than us?” God replied “Lucifer I thought you were my friend, I trusted you”. Lucifer had gathered an army of angels who wanted to follow him and make him King of Heaven. So God asked Archangel Michael to also gather an army of angels that were on God’s side. They battled, and God and Archangel Michael won. If you want to know what happened to Lucifer and his army click here
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