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Posted: Nov 05 2008 at 11:21am | IP Logged Quote Mary G

... no this is not about the election.

I just thought I'd share what we're doing for November: to go with our American History study, we're learning about the American saints, blesseds and venerables ... this will lead us right into Advent ... cool huh?

Here's a list of the ladies and gentlemen we'll learn about:
Dates         & nbsp;Saint        &n bsp;      canonized

1607-1642 Rene Goupil                   1930
1607-1646 Isaac Jogues                   1930
1774-1821 Elizabeth Ann Seton         & nbsp;   1974
1769-1852 Rose Duschesne        &nb sp; 1988
1798-1856 Mother Theodore Guerin     2006
1811-1860 John Neumann          ;         1977
1850-1917 Francis Xavier Cabrini     1946
1858-1955Katharine Drexel           2000

           Blessed
1656-1680 Kateri Tekakwitha
1713-1784 Junipero Serra
1819-1867 Francis Seelos
1840-1889 Damien the Leper
1838-1918 Mother Marianne Cope

           Venerable or Servant of God
1766-1853 Pierre Toussaint
1806-1864 Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli
1852-1890 Fr. John McGivney
1854-1905 Mother Mary Magdalen Bentivoglio
1897-1920 Seminarian Frank Parater
1842-1936 Fr. Nelson Baker
1916-1951 Fr. Emil Kapaun
1870-1957 Fr. Solanus Casey
1929-1967 Fr. Robert Cappodano
1921-1983 Terence Cardinal Cooke
1904-1984 Fr. Walter Cizsek
1909-1992 Fr. Patrick Peyton
1788-1853 Fr. Felix Varela


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Posted: Nov 05 2008 at 12:33pm | IP Logged Quote Rachel May

Wow! What a list! How will you be teaching from it? I love the idea of focusing on American saints etc. instead of just the secular heroes.

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Posted: Nov 05 2008 at 12:35pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Wonderful, Mary! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Posted: Nov 05 2008 at 1:02pm | IP Logged Quote Mary G

Well, we're sort of "flying by the seat of our pants" (now THAT's unusual ) ... but today we read about Jogues and Goupil, since they're the furthest back ... then we'll progress thru the saints list chronologically, finding what we can online and in books we have around here (like the Glory of America books that Ecce Homo publishes), maybe going to Emmitsburg for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, etc.

It's just a way to focus our November ... and it all feeds into (altho not exactly) our history and we can link back to these saints later this year (or next) when we get to the more modern saints. Clear as mud?    

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Posted: Nov 08 2008 at 12:50pm | IP Logged Quote Rachel May

Interesting! Of course, it makes me want to be a fly on the wall in your school so I can see how to do it.

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