Art Enrichment

“I encourage everyone to select their favorite Biblical passage, take out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil or crayon, and write it out by hand.  You will be amazed at how meaningful it will become for you.”
 

Donald Jackson

Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Students in my 8th grade classes at Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama study Church history as part of the curriculum.  An important part of learning about Church history is learning about the contribution monks made to the preservation and spreading of Christianity during the Dark and Middle Ages.  Students learned about illuminated manuscripts and looked at examples of medieval manuscripts.  Finally I showed students the work of Donald Jackson and they discussed what it means to “illuminate” the Bible for our times.  I asked students to select a favorite Bible verse or prayer to illuminate on their own and to make comments on their work about anything they used that was symbolic.  I want to thank Saint John’s for putting so much material on line thus providing me with a rich source of information to share with my students.  We have all grown in our understanding of and appreciation for the Word of God.  


Mary Burke
Middle School Coordinator
Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Letter Describing Project


Art by Claire
 
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Annah
Ryan
Parker
John K.
Kaitlin

Rick
Andrea
Marina
Alex A.
Elizabeth
Anamalai

Andrew
Tom
Dylan
Philip
Ebony
Sarah

Ashley
Austin
Ben B.
Adam C.
Jessica
Chris

Devin
Alayah
Chelsea P.
Mackenzie
Sheri
Spencer

Jacob
Jennifer
Ethan
Paul
Kendra
T.J.

Alex H.
Mary Katherine
Chelsea S.
Mary Celeste
Natalie
Kevin
Ben W.