Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saint Study: St Polycarp

St Polycarp: "This age is in need of you if it is to reach God,
just as pilots need winds, and as a storm-tossed sailor needs a port."

Dear Students and Friends,

This is the first of what I hope will be many "Saint Studies" where you can read a few things about a selected Saint, fill out a worksheet, and receive credit.

In this activity, you must read all the selections, then fill out the Saint Worksheet (available from the Lessons tab, above), and also answer the additional questions based on reading the selections. For all this, you can receive TWO credits.

Our first saint is St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, who was celebrated a week ago, on February 23, his feast day.


Additional Questions

  1. So much of Polycarp's epistle sounds like the writing of what Apostle? Why do you think that is?
  2. What do you think about Polycarp's exclamation: "Good God! That Thou hast permitted me to be alive at such a time!" What did he mean, and how might that relate to ourselves, living in the 21st century?
E-mail all your completed work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit. May your learning be blessed, and may St Polycarp pray for you!

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