Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

December 4, 2012

Marian Projects

As part of the celebration of two upcoming Marian feasts—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe—ask your students to complete one of the following.


Report on the history and practice of one of these popular Marian devotions:

  • the Angelus
  • Marian novena
  • Rosary
  • litany of the Blessed Mother
  • first Saturday devotion


Mary's Magnificat (Lk 1:46-55) describes in her own words her willingness to giver her entire being to God. Read a Scripture commentary on the Magnificat. Write an essay explaining something of its origins. Then choose three verses that would give encouragement to the poor. Explain why you chose the verses that you did.


Research and report on one of the following Marian apparitions:

  • Guadalupe, Mexico
  • Lourdes, France
  • Fatima, Portugal
  • Champion, Wisconsin, USA


Develop a lesson for primary-age children that explains the Church's belief in the Immaculate Conception so that they can easily understand its meaning.

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