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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:

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/jessetrees.shtml

http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree 

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=545

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.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-corporal-works-of-mercy.cfm 

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-spiritual-works-of-mercy.cfm

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