Tag Archives: Background Information

The Jesse Tree – Online Texts and Websites

Similar to an Advent Calendar, the Jesse Tree is a custom/tradition to countdown to Christmas.  Each day, we explore a different Old Testament person and related Scripture passage.

Here are some online texts and websites that can provide you with some background information:




Please note that symbols of the Jesse Tree vary from each source.

Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy

The USCCB have provided a more detailed explanation of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Check out the links below.



Note:  Senior students may be able to use these texts in a reading activity…