Celebrating the Saints

Welcome to Living Discipleship: Celebrating the Saints.

Through Celebrating the Saints, you will meet thirty new saintly companions over the course of a program year. You will learn about church history, as we trace the development of the Church over time through the lives of some of its most faithful followers. You will learn about the spread of the Church around the world, as you study saints from near and far and see the faith that unites them all. You will learn about all the different ways that the love of God in Christ has been made manifest in different times and places by vastly different people: in martyrs, monks, and musicians; through peasants, poets, and politicians.

You will learn, as you meet the saints on this journey, that they are not the stained glass figures you might imagine them to be. Every single one of the saints was a living, breathing, flawed human being, not so different from us. And yet, these saints managed to allow God’s grace to work in them such that Christ’s light shone brightly in their lives. They were witnesses to the world of the transforming love of Jesus Christ.

Perhaps the saints you encounter will inspire you to follow Jesus in new ways, so that you can be a witness of the Good News of God in Christ. Perhaps you will invite the saints to pray for you and with you, for they are companions with us in our earthly pilgrimage, the great cloud of witnesses surrounding us even now. Perhaps you will come to know Jesus more deeply, as you see him reflected in the lives and witness of those who have gone before us in the faith.

Celebrating the Saints: Downloadable Course (Adult/Youth)
Download the full course for free or review a sample.

Disponible también en español.

Santas y santos: Una celebración es un plan de estudios anual para estudiar la vida de las santas y los santos. Este plan equipa a maestras, maestros y participantes a seguir a Jesús y aprender acerca de más de 26 monjas, monjes, misioneros, misioneras, profetas, evangelistas que figuran en el calendario de la Iglesia Episcopal. Las lecciones, que se pueden descargar del internet, están diseñadas para usarse semanalmente en las clases de formación dominical con adultos y jóvenes, y se pueden adaptar a muchas situaciones diferentes. Pueden presentarse en aproximadamente una hora y pueden usarse independientemente las unas de las otras, o en cualquier orden que se desee. El plan incluye un bosquejo general, instrucciones detalladas, preguntas para discutir en clase, sugerencias para actividades, y materiales para el alumnado. En las versiones digitales de este plan de estudios (disponible para computadoras, tabletas, y teléfono inteligentes), hay enlaces a otros recursos que se pueden acceder simplemente haciendo clic. Para aprender más, visítenos en www.vivireldiscipulado.org.

For young children and families:

Meet the Saints: Downloadable Facilitator’s Guide and Family Storybook

This FREE supplemental download provides a course overview, step-by-step instructions, discussion questions, children’s activity suggestions, and handouts for participants.


Related resources:

Meet the Saints: Family Storybook
Cost: $12 $10/each (ON SALE)
View a sample
Using this printed, full-color version of the Meet the Saints: Family Storybook families can together unveil how Christ’s light has shone brightly in the lives of men and women through centuries. Join a journey with the saints and your family, learning more about the monks, missionaries, prophets, doctors, evangelists, and more who have led us on our way.

Meet the Saints: Family Storybook is available for purchase here.