Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#WorthRevisit: Divine Mercy Chaplet

Thanks to the JEI Linkup and the parent's meeting at the first Sunday of CCD last week I have had prayer on the brain! The parent's at the CCD meeting were discussing how to incorporate prayer and more of our Catholic faith into their lives and the lives of their children. Honestly, I never realized that more parents weren't aware of the amazing Catholic blogs, websites and other resources that are available to them. I am contemplating creating a resource page for my CCD class to send home with students to share with their families.

This week for the #WorthRevisit  at Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb I decided to share a movie review I did for the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids. This is one of my favorite prayers and I love that my children have grown to love it too. We as parents are the most important factor in determining whether our children will stay within the faith, movies, audios and activities that make their faith come alive make it become apart of them!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids {Movie Review}

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I love that this movie makes it fun to pray! Check it out!

The Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids is a beautiful depiction the Chaplet for the entire family. Sister Faustina is the host of this illustrated Divine Mercy Chaplet. Along with Sister Faustina is a group of young children that learning to say the Chaplet. Sister Faustina explains the way to properly pray the Chaplet and explains when to meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries. The Sorrowful Mysteries are accurately portrayed and but is still sensitive to the eyes of the youngest viewers. The reactions of the children with Sister Faustina help children viewers to understand the overwhelming love that Jesus has for us and the importance of his sacrifice he made for us all. The children characters are easy to relate to and are shown participating in activities such as studying, playing with friends and receiving Reconciliation. I love how all of these daily activities are tied back to the Catholic Faith and the importance of how Jesus wants us to be self-sacrificing and forgiving people.

There are several learning tools utilized in this DVD that make a profound impact on children's ability to retain the prayers and how to use your rosary. The Chaplet is said out loud with Sister Faustina as the lead but it is also captioned below in an easy to follow format. The rosary is also shown along the bottom and lights each bead as the corresponding prayer in the Chaplet is said. In addition to the teaching of this important prayer, I love the music that corresponds with the illustrated story. My oldest son, who is only four, knows the Chaplet by heart thanks to this DVD and very often sings the "Thank you, my dear Jesus" song.  This DVD is the best way to make learning the Chaplet for children of any age easy and fun! 

I wrote this review of The Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids for the free Catholic Book review program, created by Aquinas and More Catholic Goods, your source for Baptism Gifts and First Communion GiftsTiber River is the first Catholic book review site, started in 2000 to help you make informed decisions about Catholic book purchases. I receive free product samples as compensation for writing reviews for Tiber River. Since writing this review the link to Aquinas no longer provides information on this product. Please use the link within the review to find the product on Amazon.

2 comments:

  1. We first came across this on EWTN during the children's hour. I agree, I love how they explain things for a child, but not watered down.

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    1. Exactly! I love how they can experience the same devotions but they are presented in a way that children understand without changing the message of the devotion.

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