The stories of the saints were brought to life by members of our 8th grade class as they presented Saints Alive! during our school-wide celebration of All Saints Day.
The event is weeks in the making. Under the direction of Mr. Tessier, All Saints eighth grade students begin by selecting three saints. They do a unique project on two of the saints and a research paper on one. They then write a short biography to present on the saint of their choice. Included in each presentation is information about the saint’s early life and why he or she was made a saint.
As part of the project, student also create an artistic rendering of their saints as an icon to support their report and presentation. This brought together faith and art as All Saints Art Teacher Mrs. Blair assisted the eighth grade students in creating meaningful icons.
Students and families attending Saints Alive! get a first-hand look at the saints’ inspiring life stories and gain insight into the challenges faced by each saint in the practice of their faith. Saints Alive! also does a traveling show as members of the 8th grade class go classroom-to-classroom sharing the stories of their saints.
“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Cor 11:1)