A Meditation programme with accompanying PowerPoint slide shows by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey.
The PowerPoint Presentation 'Be Still' introduces children and their teachers to a variety of meditative approaches to prayer. Young children have an innate capacity for quiet, reflective prayer and respond well to traditional meditative techniques. These meditations on CD-Rom are based on The Senses, The Old Testament and The New Testament and can be used as part of an RE or catechetical programme or as stand alone sessions.
'Be Still' offers a range of reflective exercises which are designed to build upon childrens' natural gifts and also to introduce them to traditional forms of Christian meditation.
Prepared from personal experience by a sister of Turvey Abbey who was a school teacher before studying theology and becoming a Benedictine and who also provides in service training and support for teachers.
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- 74 page book in PDF format linked to the PowerPoint slide show with comprehensive prayer suggestions, instructions for each of the meditations and extension activities for future lessons and prayer development.
- 5 meditations on the senses
- 6 meditations on the Old Testament linked to the accompanying PowerPoint slide shows:
Genesis 1: 1-13
- 5 meditations on the New Testament linked to the accompanying PowerPoint slide shows:
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
Benedictus Luke 1:67-79
Our Father Luke 14:18
Bread of Life John 6:35
a gallery of 124 images which can be used for prayer focus or discussion starters in classroom or assembly
Music MP3 files used in the presentations
PDFs of the text only for each reflection.
Click here to view a sample of the gallery images
Click here to view a short YouTube clip on McCrimmons' channel of Philippians 2:5-11