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A Catholic Faith Folder on the Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Includes a variety of activities to be used with different age levels. Easily adapted and personalized for creative style.

Compiled & Published by Faith Folders for Catholics www.lapbooksforcatholics.com All materials 2008 Faith Folders for Catholics

Contents
Faith Folder Overview ......................................................................................................3 Front and Back Covers ................................................................................................ 4-9 Prayer Scrolls.................................................................................................................10 Wisdom Circle Fold-Up Mini-Book ......................................................................... 11-15 Understanding Trapezoid Folding Mini-Book ......................................................... 16-20 Knowledge Window Mini-Book .............................................................................. 21-25 Counsel Tri-Flap Circle Mini-Book ......................................................................... 26-30 Fortitude Heart Shape Book .................................................................................. 31-35 Piety Diamond Folding Mini-Book .......................................................................... 36-40 Fear of the Lord Square Fold-Up Mini-Book .......................................................... 41-45 Faithfulness Circle Fold-Up Mini-Book .................................................................. 46-50 Patience Trapezoid Folding Mini-Book .................................................................. 51-55 Mildness Window Mini-Book .................................................................................. 56-60 Joy Tri-Flap Circle Mini-Book................................................................................. 61-65 Chastity Heart Shape Book ................................................................................... 66-70 Benignity Diamond Folding Mini-Book ................................................................... 71-75 Modesty Square Fold-Up Mini-Book ...................................................................... 76-80 Charity Hexagon Folding Mini-Book ...................................................................... 81-85 Long-Suffering Octagon Alternating Fold Mini-Book.............................................. 86-90 Peace Triangle Fanned Pages Mini-Book ............................................................. 91-95 Continence Triple Folding Mini-Book ................................................................... 96-100 Goodness Oval Fanned Pages Mini-Book ......................................................... 101-105 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Mini-Book .......................................... 106-118 Fruits of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Mini-Book ........................................ 119-135 Pockets Full of Gifts and Fruits ............................................................................ 136-140 Living My Own Gifts of the Holy Spirit Mini-Book ................................................. 141-144 Living My Own Fruits of the Holy Spirit Mini-Book ............................................... 145-148 Novena to the Holy Spirit Prayer Book ................................................................. 149-156 Assembly of Faith Folder .............................................................................................157 Assembly of Faith Folder Components ................................................................ 158-159 Sample Photos..................................................................................................... 160-161 Thank you for purchasing this Faith Folder and for looking at our products. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or comments by e-mailing questions@lapbooksforcatholics.com. Understanding that the publishing of this Faith Folder helps supplement family income, please respect the copyright of this material. With your purchase, you are welcome to save and print this document as many times as desired for your own family or classroom. We understand the budget needs of many families, especially those who homeschool. If you share the cost of this Faith Folder with another family, you may both save and print the material. For large group use, please contact us for a group pricing rate. We suggest one purchase for every 10 children. Be sure to visit our website for more Catholic Faith Folders, as we add new products periodically. "Lap Book"TM is a trademark owned by Michael and Tammy Duby of Tobin's Lab. Used by permission. www.tobinslab.com

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Faith Folder Overview


Faith Folder is our term for our Catholic Faith based lapbookTM. This Faith Folder is meant to be used to assist you in teaching the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Through discussion and the creation of this Faith Folder the child(ren) will discover how the Holy Spirit guides and assists us each day. By growing and developing in these virtues, we grow closer to God. We have included a mixture of material and a variety of options. Some of the material is already complete, while some is more of a template for you and the child(ren) to input what they have learned from your teaching. This allows for the information to be targeted to the individual child or specific group of children and their levels of understanding. Many of the Faith Folder components can be completed using the pre-printed pages. Another option would be to print the blank pages and write in the information chosen. We have also included the option of pre-colored pages to be printed or blank pages to be printed on colored paper. The possibilities and creative freedom in creating a Faith Folder are endless. Please feel free to adapt and/or embellish this Faith Folder template as you see fit. We would suggest looking through the document material before printing. Many special touches can be made by simply printing the various components on different colors and weights of paper. When compiling the information for this Faith Folder we referred to the New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism and The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Scripture references are made using the St. Joseph Edition of the New American Bible, unless indicated otherwise.

Front and Back Covers


The front cover is intended to focus on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. o We have included the phrase The Gifts of the Holy Spirit to be printed on colored paper, cut out and glued onto the cover. Mounting the phrase on scrapbook paper or colored cardstock adds a special touch. o There are seven gift boxes to be cut out and glued onto the cover. You may use the pre-printed gifts or the blank gifts and write the words on your own. Outlining the gifts in glitter or paint adds a special touch.

The back cover is intended to focus on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. o We have included the phrase The Fruits of the Holy Spirit to be printed on colored paper, cut out and glued onto the cover. Mounting the phrase on scrapbook paper or colored cardstock adds a special touch. o There are twelve apples to be cut out and glued onto the cover. You may use the pre-printed apples or the blank apples and write the words on your own. Outlining the apples in glitter or paint adds a special touch.

Prayer Scrolls
These scrolls just need to be cut out and glued into the Faith Folder. The scrolls can be mounted on scrapbook paper or colored cardstock for a special touch. The scroll on the left goes with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit portion of the Faith Folder. The scroll on the right goes with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit portion of the Faith Folder.

Cut out around each scroll and glue into the Faith Folder.

Pope John Paul II on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit


Wisdom, which enlightens human intelligence and promotes a healthy judgment regarding faith and Christian conduct Understanding, needed to fully appreciate the word of God Knowledge, to perceive Gods revelation about Himself and His creation Counsel, to help in making right personal decisions Fortitude, to endure willingly difficulties and sufferings Piety, which directs human hearts toward God Fear of the Lord, a deep respect for the divine law and its implications for Christian conduct

St. Augustine Holy Spirit Prayer


Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, That my thoughts May all be holy, Act in me, O Holy Spirit, That my works, too, May be holy, Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, That I love But what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, To defend All that is holy, Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, That I always May be holy.

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Wisdom Circle Fold-Up Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of wisdom. A row of three circles makes up the pages of the book. The row of circles on the left side of the page contains the cover and portion of the book that will be glued into the Faith Folder. The row of circles on the right side of the page contains the inside pages of the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, green pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the two chosen rows of circles around the entire shape, do not cut between the circles. The touching portion of the circles should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Keeping in mind the direction of the pages as the book is folded, glue the two rows of circles together. Fold the book together on the overlapping portion of the circles, leaving the title page, Wisdom on the top.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Wisdom
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The wise see God in all things.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Wisdom brings us closer to God. It forms a union with God.


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Wisdom means seeing and understanding things as God does.

True wisdom does not come from books but rather from God. We do not have to be smart to be wise.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Wisdom
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The wise see God in all things.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Wisdom brings us closer to God. It forms a union with God.

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Wisdom means seeing and understanding things as God does.

True wisdom does not come from books but rather from God. We do not have to be smart to be wise.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Wisdom
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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Wisdom
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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Understanding Trapezoid Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of understanding. A row of five trapezoids makes up the pages of the book. You only need one row of trapezoids to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, purple pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen row of trapezoids around the entire shape, do not cut between the trapezoids. The touching portion of the trapezoids should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Understanding on the top. The back side of the last trapezoid will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Understanding

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With the gift of understanding, the Holy Spirit helps us to easily and fully know our Catholic faith. Understanding helps us fully known the meaning of the Scriptures and the lessons to be gained from the lives of the Saints. Understanding can help us deal with difficult situations and suffering in life because it helps us know Gods plan. The more we develop the gift of understanding, the better we are able to see God.

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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With the gift of understanding, the Holy Spirit helps us to easily and fully know our Catholic faith. Understanding helps us fully known the meaning of the Scriptures and the lessons to be gained from the lives of the Saints. Understanding can help us deal with difficult situations and suffering in life because it helps us know Gods plan. The more we develop the gift of understanding, the better we are able to see God.

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Understanding
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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Fold

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Understanding
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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Knowledge Window Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of knowledge. This mini-book will open like two windows folding out. The top box contains the inside pages. The bottom box contains the cover window flaps and the portion of the mini-book to be glued into the Faith Folder. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out both pieces of the chosen window set around the entire shape and glue the two pieces together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

The gift of knowledge helps us know which things in life are most important according to Gods way.

Knowledge helps us make the right choices. The Holy Spirit gifts us with knowledge so we may know Gods truth and be able to recognize those things that are not true.

Knowledge helps us use things as God intended. With the right knowledge, material things can be used in good and holy ways to bring honor to God.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

The gift of knowledge helps us know which things in life are most important according to Gods way.

Knowledge helps us make the right choices. The Holy Spirit gifts us with knowledge so we may know Gods truth and be able to recognize those things that are not true.

Knowledge helps us use things as God intended. With the right knowledge, material things can be used in good and holy ways to bring honor to God.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Counsel Tri-flap Circle Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of counsel. A circle with a triangular center makes up the mini-book. You need two circles to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, orange pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. The circle on the left contains the cover flaps and the portion to be glued into the Faith Folder. The circle on the right contains the inside portion of the mini-book. Cut out the chosen set of circles around entire shape. Glue the two circles together, keeping in mind the direction of the flaps once the book is assembled. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book, creating a triangular shape. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The gift of counsel helps us know which actions are good and should be done versus those that are evil and should be avoided.
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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The gift of counsel helps us know which actions are good and should be done versus those that are evil and should be avoided.
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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book. This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

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Fortitude Heart Shape Book


This shape book explains the gift of fortitude. There are five pages and a cover to this book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen set of pages and cut out each heart individually. Stack the pages together and staple on the left side. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Fortitude

Fortitude strengthens a person through the power of God.

The gift of fortitude helps one to be strong through pain and suffering.

With the gift of fortitude, we are better able to resist the temptations of evil.

Fortitude helps us be confident and know we can be successful.

The gift of fortitude helps us live the other virtues more fully and heroically.

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Fortitude

Fortitude strengthens a person through the power of God.

The gift of fortitude helps one to be strong through pain and suffering.

With the gift of fortitude, we are better able to resist the temptations of evil.

Fortitude helps us be confident and know we can be successful.

The gift of fortitude helps us live the other virtues more fully and heroically.

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Fortitude

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Fortitude

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Piety Diamond Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of piety. A row of five diamonds makes up the pages of the book. You only need one row of diamonds to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, orange pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen row of diamonds around the entire shape, do not cut between the diamonds. The overlapping edges should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Piety on the top. Once assembled and folded, the diamonds do not stack evenly on top of each other, but rather create a layered look. The back side of the last diamond will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The gift of piety helps us form a deep love of God.


Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Piety helps us recognize and Fold respect others as children of God. Through the virtue of piety we do what is right out of love of God.

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Piety helps us remember all that we have and all that we are comes from God. We are nothing without Him.

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The gift of piety helps us form a deep love of God.


Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Piety helps us recognize and Fold respect others as children of God. Through the virtue of piety we do what is right out of love of God.

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Piety helps us remember all that we have and all that we are comes from God. We are nothing without Him.

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Piety

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Fear of the Lord Square Fold-Up Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the gift of fear of the Lord. The pages of this book are contained in two rows of three squares makes up the pages of the book. The top row contains the cover, an inside page and the portion of the mini-book to be glued into the Faith Folder. The bottom row contains the inside pages. You need two rows of squares to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen two rows of squares around the entire rectangle piece, do not cut between the squares. The overlapping portions should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Glue to two rows of squares together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book, leaving the title page, Fear of the Lord, on the top. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Fear of the Lord helps us avoid sin and attachment to material things.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Fear of the Lord

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

We form a great respect for the power of God as our Creator when we receive the gift of Fear of the Lord.

We obey God, not because we are afraid of Him, but because we fear the loss of His love and friendship.

Happy the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. Psalm 112:1

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Fear of the Lord helps us avoid sin and attachment to material things.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Fear of the Lord

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We form a great respect for the power of God as our Creator when we receive the gift of Fear of the Lord.

We obey God, not because we are afraid of Him, but because we fear the loss of His love and friendship.

Happy the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. Psalm 112:1

Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Fear of the Lord

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Fear of the Lord

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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Faithfulness Circle Fold-Up Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of faithfulness. A row of three circles makes up the pages of the book. The row of circles on the left side of the page contains the cover and portion of the book that will be glued into the Faith Folder. The row of circles on the right side of the page contains the inside pages of the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, green pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the two chosen rows of circles around the entire shape, do not cut between the circles. The touching portion of the circles should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Keeping in mind the direction of the pages as the book is folded, glue the two rows of circles together. Fold the book together on the overlapping portion of the circles, leaving the title page, Faithfulness on the top.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Faithfulness

Our faith is our belief in God and the truths of the Catholic Church.
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The Holy Spirit helps us keep our faith constant. Keeping our faith constant helps us resist temptation.
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Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

We are faithful by going to Mass and Confession often. We try hard to live by the virtues and avoid sin. We have faith and trust this is the path toward Heaven.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

Faithfulness

Our faith is our belief in God and the truths of the Catholic Church.

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The Holy Spirit helps us keep our faith constant.


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Keeping our faith constant helps us resist temptation.


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Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

We are faithful by going to Mass and Confession often. We try hard to live by the virtues and avoid sin. We have faith and trust this is the path toward Heaven.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

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Cut out around the outer edges of each row of circles.

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Patience Trapezoid Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of patience. A row of five trapezoids makes up the pages of the book. You only need one row of trapezoids to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, purple pages to be cut and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen row of trapezoids around the entire shape, do not cut between the trapezoids. The touching portion of the trapezoids should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Patience on the top. The back side of the last trapezoid will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Patience helps us handle tough times as God desires, without being sad or angry. We show patience when we handle difficulties without complaining.

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We practice patience when we see our suffering as a cross we can bear as a sacrifice for others. We develop patience when we accept Gods timing and realize things do not have to happen right away.

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Patience helps us handle tough times as God desires, without being sad or angry. We show patience when we handle difficulties without complaining. We practice patience when we see our suffering as a cross we can bear as a sacrifice for others. We develop patience when we accept Gods timing and realize things do not have to happen right away.

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Mildness Window Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of mildness. This mini-book will open like two windows folding out. The top box contains the inside pages. The bottom box contains the cover window flaps and the portion of the mini-book to be glued into the Faith Folder. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out both pieces of the chosen window set around the entire shape and glue the two pieces together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

Mildness is a way of love and a desire for justice.

Mildness means being gentle in our attitude and behavior. We are gentle in the way we treat others and in the things we do. Our words, thoughts and deeds are gentle and peaceful.

When we practice mildness, we avoid actions that might bring about anger or frustration.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

Mildness is a way of love and a desire for justice.

Mildness means being gentle in our attitude and behavior. We are gentle in the way we treat others and in the things we do. Our words, thoughts and deeds are gentle and peaceful.

When we practice mildness, we avoid actions that might bring about anger or frustration.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

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Cut out around the two rectangle pieces below and glue together, back to back.

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Joy Tri-flap Circle Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of joy. A circle with a triangular center makes up the mini-book. You need two circles to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, orange pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. The circle on the left contains the cover flaps and the portion to be glued into the Faith Folder. The circle on the right contains the inside portion of the mini-book. Cut out the chosen set of circles around entire shape. Glue the two circles together, keeping in mind the direction of the flaps once the book is assembled. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book, creating a triangular shape. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Joy is a result of faith. When we are grateful we become joyful. Joy comes from practicing obedience, service and fellowship.
for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength! Nehemiah 8:10
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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Joy is a result of faith. When we are grateful we become joyful. Joy comes from practicing obedience, service and fellowship.
for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book. This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out both circles around the outside edge and glue together. Fold the flaps in on the solid lines to close the book.

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Chastity Heart Shape Book


This shape book explains the fruit of chastity. There are five pages and a cover to this book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Choose a set of pages and cut out each heart individually. Stack the pages together and staple on the left side. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Chastity

Chastity helps us remain pure in our thoughts and actions.

Chastity helps us glorify the Temple of the Holy Spirit within us and others.

When we practice chastity we control our thoughts instead of our thoughts controlling us.

We are all called to practice chastity according to our state in life.

Chastity is formed through the practice of modesty and purity.

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Chastity

Chastity helps us remain pure in our thoughts and actions.

Chastity helps us glorify the Temple of the Holy Spirit within us and others.

When we practice chastity we control our thoughts instead of our thoughts controlling us.

We are all called to practice chastity according to our state in life.

Chastity is formed through the practice of modesty and purity.

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Chastity

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Chastity

Cut out each heart individually and stack together to create the heart shape book. Staple together on the left side.

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Benignity Diamond Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of benignity. A row of five diamonds makes up the pages of the book. You only need one row of diamonds to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, orange pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen row of diamonds around the entire shape, do not cut between the diamonds. The overlapping edges should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Benignity on the top. Once assembled and folded, the diamonds do not stack evenly on top of each other, but rather create a layered look. The back side of the last diamond will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Benignity

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The fruit of benignity is the practice of kindness toward others in all we do.
Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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When we practice benignity we understand and care for the needs of others. Benignity

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is seen in our words, our Fold actions and in the way we forgive others. Benignity calls for us to care for those in need of help.

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Benignity

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The fruit of benignity is the practice of kindness toward others in all we do.
Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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When we practice benignity we understand and care for the needs of others. Benignity

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is seen in Fold our words, our actions and in the way we forgive others. Benignity calls for us to care for those in need of help.

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Benignity

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Benignity

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Modesty Square Fold-Up Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of modesty. The pages of this book are contained in two rows of three squares makes up the pages of the book. The top row contains the cover, an inside page and the portion of the mini-book to be glued into the Faith Folder. The bottom row contains the inside pages. You need two rows of squares to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen two rows of squares around the entire rectangle piece, do not cut between the squares. The overlapping portions should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Glue to two rows of squares together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book, leaving the title page, Modesty, on the top. The shaded portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Modesty involves how we present ourselves to others.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Modesty

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We practice modesty in our behavior and our appearance. We avoid what is offensive and unnecessary.

Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

The root of modesty is humility. We recognize our true worth and value from God.

Practicing modesty helps us grow in purity and chastity.

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Modesty involves how we present ourselves to others.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Modesty

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We practice modesty in our behavior and our appearance. We avoid what is offensive and unnecessary.

Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

The root of modesty is humility. We recognize our true worth and value from God.

Practicing modesty helps us grow in purity and chastity.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Modesty

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Modesty

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each rectangle and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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Charity Hexagon Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of charity. A row of five hexagons makes up the pages of the book. You only need one row of hexagons to complete the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, blue pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen row of hexagons around the entire shape, do not cut between the hexagons. The overlapping edges should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Charity on the top. The back side of the last hexagon will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We are to show charity to everyone, not just those we like or those who are easy to love. Charity calls us to love others as God loves us. We love others out of a love for God.

The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We are to love God more than anything else.


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Charity is love.
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Charity

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We are to show charity to everyone, not just those we like or those who are easy to love. Charity calls us to love others as God loves us. We love others out of a love for God.

The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We are to love God more than anything else.


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Charity is love.
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Charity

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Charity

Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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The back side of this page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out around the entire shape. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Long-Suffering Octagon Alternating Fold Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of long-suffering. Two rows of four octagons make up the pages of the book. You need two rows of octagons to complete the book. The row on the left side of the page contains the cover, the back of the pages and the portion of the book to be glued into the Faith Folder. The row on the right side of the page contains the inside, to-be-viewed, pages of the book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, purple pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen set of rows of octagons around the entire shape, do not cut between the octagons. The overlapping edges should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Glue the two sets of pages together, back to back. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Long-Suffering on the top. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Long Suffering

Cut out both sets of pages around the entire shape. Glue both sets together, back to back. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

The Very sad practice of or difficult long-suffering things can means we happen to us. remain hopeful Long-suffering and trust in means we Gods plan for accept those us, even if we do tough times and not understand do not complain it at the time. or doubt God.

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When we are dealing with a tough Practicing situation, we can long-suffering offer up our involves suffering as a patience, hope sacrifice and and faith. prayer for others in need.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Long Suffering

Cut out both sets of pages around the entire shape. Glue both sets together, back to back. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

The Very sad practice of or difficult long-suffering things can means we happen to us. remain hopeful Long-suffering and trust in means we Gods plan for accept those us, even if we do tough times and not understand do not complain it at the time. or doubt God.

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When we are dealing with a tough Practicing situation, we can long-suffering offer up our involves suffering as a patience, hope sacrifice and and faith. prayer for others in need.

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Cut out both sets of pages around the entire shape. Glue both sets together, back to back. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Long Suffering

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out both sets of pages around the entire shape. Glue both sets together, back to back. Fold in an accordion fashion on the overlapping edges, so the cover ends up on the top of the finished book. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Long Suffering

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Peace Triangle Fanned Pages Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of peace. There are six triangle shaped pages (including the cover) to this book. You need one set of triangle pages to complete this book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, orange pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Choose a set of pages and cut out each triangle individually. Stack the pages together and insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Cut out each triangle individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

Peace

Peace is a serenity and calmness that comes from having order and trusting in God.

When we experience true peace, we do not worry. We know God will care for all of our needs.

When we are tempted to worry we can pray and God will give us the peace to take away our worries.

Growing in peace also means being happy with what we have been given and not always wanting more.

Peace means we work to be a peacemaker when we are faced with a problem. We want to make peace instead of arguing.

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Cut out each triangle individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

Peace

Peace is a serenity and calmness that comes from having order and trusting in God.

When we experience true peace, we do not worry. We know God will care for all of our needs.

When we are tempted to worry we can pray and God will give us the peace to take away our worries.

Growing in peace also means being happy with what we have been given and not always wanting more.

Peace means we work to be a peacemaker when we are faced with a problem. We want to make peace instead of arguing.

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Cut out each triangle individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

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Cut out each triangle individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

Peace

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Continence Triple Folding Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of continence. This is a book with pages similar to a tri-fold brochure. The top set of boxes is for the cover, an inside and the portion of the book to be glued into the Faith Folder. The bottom set of boxes is for the inside pages. You will need 1 set of pages for this mini-book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, tan pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Cut out the chosen set of pages around the entire shape, do not cut between the shapes. The overlapping portion should remain intact. This is where the pages will be folded. Glue the two sets of pages together back to back. Fold the book together on the overlapping edges, leaving the title page, Continence on the top. The shaded page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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When we practice continence we are in control of our mind, body and tongue. We control all we think and do and say.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We can practice continence of our mind by asking God to help us get rid of our bad thoughts and to help us not to doubt.

We can We can practice practice continence of our continence of body by taking our tongue by care of not whining, ourselves, lying or exercising and interrupting not using our others, and by bodies to hurt always telling the others by hitting truth and using or kicking. kind words.

Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each shape piece and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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When we practice continence we are in control of our mind, body and tongue. We control all we think and do and say.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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We can We can We can practice practice practice continence of continence of our continence of our mind by body by taking our tongue by asking God to care of not whining, help us get rid ourselves, lying or of our bad exercising and interrupting thoughts and to not using our others, and by help us not to bodies to hurt always telling the doubt. others by hitting truth and using or kicking. kind words.

Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each shape piece and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Continence

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each shape piece and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Continence

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Cut out the set of pages around the outer edges of each shape piece and glue the back sides together. Fold on the solid lines to close the book.

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Goodness Oval Fanned Pages Mini-Book


This mini-book explains the fruit of goodness. There are six oval shaped pages (including the cover) to this book. You need one set of oval pages to complete this book. We have included four options for this book: o Pre-printed, yellow pages to be cut out and assembled. o Pre-printed, white pages to be printed on colored paper and then cut out and assembled. o Lined, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written on, as desired, then cut out and assembled. o Blank, white pages to be printed on colored paper and written or drawn on as desired, then cut out and assembled. Choose a set of pages and cut out each oval individually. Stack the pages together and insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

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Goodness

Goodness is the nature of God, He is goodness. God desires goodness for us and from us.

Goodness involves putting others before ourselves. We can do this by letting someone else go first or sharing with someone.

When practicing goodness, we need to be kind to others because we want to, not because we have to. We are called to show kindness with a happy heart.

God wants us to be kind and show goodness to everyone, not just those we know or those we like.

Goodness is to show through not just our actions but also through our words. We can be an example of goodness in our attitude, our words and our actions.

Cut out each oval individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

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Goodness

Goodness is the nature of God, He is goodness. God desires goodness for us and from us.

Goodness involves putting others before ourselves. We can do this by letting someone else go first or sharing with someone.

When practicing goodness, we need to be kind to others because we want to, not because we have to. We are called to show kindness with a happy heart.

God wants us to be kind and show goodness to everyone, not just those we know or those we like.

Goodness is to show through not just our actions but also through our words. We can be an example of goodness in our attitude, our words and our actions.

Cut out each oval individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

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Goodness

Cut out each oval individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

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Goodness

Cut out each oval individually and stack together to create the book. Insert a brad fastener through the indicated circle at the top of each page to fasten the book together.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture Graduated Pages Mini-Book


This graduated pages mini-book focuses on examples of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit found in sacred scripture. We have included both colored and black and white options for this book. There is one page for each gift of the Holy Spirit plus three additional pages for other information. Cut out each set of pages for the graduated pages book and fold on the dotted lines. The pages will then fit into one another. Secure the pages together by running a small bead of glue along the inner fold of the page and inserting the next page set or staple together in the crease once all pages are together. Each flap or layer is to be labeled with the names of the gifts to be found inside the corresponding pages. These labels are page 108 or 114. These are to be cut out and glued onto the edge of the corresponding page. We have included the scripture verses in: o colored, pre-printed boxes to be cut out and glued into the booklet. o white, pre-printed boxes you can print on the paper color of your choice and then cut out and glue into the booklet. o White, lined-text boxes for you to write the scripture (ours or your own) and then cut out and glue into the booklet. o You may also write or color directly on the pages of the book, if desired. The last page of the booklet includes a picture. We have included a few options for this picture on page 112.

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Cut out around the entire rectangle.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

This side is the cover and back page to be glued into the Faith Folder. The opposite side will be pages 1 and 10 once the book is assembled.

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture

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Page labels to be cut out and glued onto outer edges of each page. Cut around the entire rectangle. Order of Pages 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Wisdom Understanding Knowledge Counsel Fortitude Piety Fear of the Lord The Spirit Gifts of the Holy Spirit Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This side is for pages 4 and 7.

The opposite side will be pages 5 and 6 once the book is assembled.

Wisdom & Understanding

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Fear of the Lord & The Spirit

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These are the text boxes to be cut out and glued into the corresponding pages of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Book. The pages are indicated for each box. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Solomon could have asked God for anything, but he asked for wisdom.
Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong...So God said to him, I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you. 1 Kings 3:9,11-12

The story of Jesus healing the paralytic and speaking to the crowd shows how Jesus helped the people understand Gods ways.
Jesus immediately knew in His mind what they were thinking to themselves, ... But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth He said to the paralytic, I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home. Mark 2:8-9

The Proverbs speak about the blessings of knowledge that comes from God.
For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;Then you will understand rectitude and justice, honesty, every good path; For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will please your soul. Proverbs 2:6,9-10

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The story of the Pharisee and the Publican is an example of true piety.
Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to Heaven but beat his breast and prayed, O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:10-14

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David showed great fortitude and courage when he fought against Goliath.
David answered him: You come against me with sword and spear and scimitar, but I come against you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel that you have insulted. Today the Lord shall deliver you into my hand; I will strike you downthus the whole land shall learn that Israel has a God. All this multitude, too, shall learn that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves. 1 Samuel 17:45-47

Psalm 32 shows us how God will guide us and be our counsel.


I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel and watch over you. Do not be senseless like horses or mules; with bit and bridle their temper is curbed, else they will not come to you. Psalm 32:8-9

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Page 9 The gifts of the Holy Spirit help us by making us more alert to discern and more ready to do the will of God. The gifts of the Holy Spirit enable us to catch the breath of the Holy Spirit, moving the ship of our soul much faster and farther than we could ever sail it by using the virtues ourselves. The power of the Holy Spirit, which our ship catches by unfolding the sails of the gifts, enables us to do even things that are humanly impossible. It is the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the souls of the saints that explain the seemingly impossible things in their lives. The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism, p. 65-66

Psalm 112 speaks about Fear of the Lord


Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in Gods commands. Their descendants shall be mighty in the land, a generation upright and blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in their homes; their prosperity shall endure forever. Psalm 112:1-3

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-3

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These are the picture options for the last page of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Mini-Book. Choose a picture, color and/or label, if needed, cut it out and glue it into the mini-book.

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Cut out around the entire rectangle.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

This side is the cover and back page to be glued into the Faith Folder. The opposite side will be pages 1 and 10 once the book is assembled.

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture

This side is for pages 2 and 9. The opposite side will be pages 3 and 8 once the book is assembled. 113

Page labels to be cut out and glued onto outer edges of each page. Cut around the entire rectangle. Order of Pages 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Wisdom Understanding Knowledge Counsel Fortitude Piety Fear of the Lord The Spirit Gifts of the Holy Spirit Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This side is for pages 4 and 7.

The opposite side will be pages 5 and 6 once the book is assembled.

Wisdom & Understanding

Knowledge & Counsel

Fortitude & Piety Fold


Fear of the Lord & The Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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These are the text boxes to be cut out and glued into the corresponding pages of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Book. The pages are indicated for each box. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Solomon could have asked God for anything, but he asked for wisdom.
Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong...So God said to him, I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you. 1 Kings 3:9,11-12

The story of Jesus healing the paralytic and speaking to the crowd shows how Jesus helped the people understand Gods ways.
Jesus immediately knew in His mind what they were thinking to themselves, ... But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth He said to the paralytic, I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home. Mark 2:8-9

The Proverbs speak about the blessings of knowledge that comes from God.
For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;Then you will understand rectitude and justice, honesty, every good path; For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will please your soul. Proverbs 2:6,9-10

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The story of the Pharisee and the Publican is an example of true piety.
Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to Heaven but beat his breast and prayed, O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:10-14

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David showed great fortitude and courage when he fought against Goliath.
David answered him: You come against me with sword and spear and scimitar, but I come against you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel that you have insulted. Today the Lord shall deliver you into my hand; I will strike you downthus the whole land shall learn that Israel has a God. All this multitude, too, shall learn that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves. 1 Samuel 17:45-47

Psalm 32 shows us how God will guide us and be our counsel.


I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel and watch over you. Do not be senseless like horses or mules; with bit and bridle their temper is curbed, else they will not come to you. Psalm 32:8-9

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Page 9 The gifts of the Holy Spirit help us by making us more alert to discern and more ready to do the will of God. The gifts of the Holy Spirit enable us to catch the breath of the Holy Spirit, moving the ship of our soul much faster and farther than we could ever sail it by using the virtues ourselves. The power of the Holy Spirit, which our ship catches by unfolding the sails of the gifts, enables us to do even things that are humanly impossible. It is the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the souls of the saints that explain the seemingly impossible things in their lives. The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism, p. 65-66

Psalm 112 speaks about Fear of the Lord


Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in Gods commands. Their descendants shall be mighty in the land, a generation upright and blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in their homes; their prosperity shall endure forever. Psalm 112:1-3

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-3

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These are the text boxes to be cut out and glued into the corresponding pages of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Book. The pages are indicated for each box. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit in Scripture Graduated Pages Mini-Book


This graduated pages mini-book focuses on examples of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit found in sacred scripture. We have included both colored and black and white options for this book. There is one page for each fruit of the Holy Spirit plus two additional pages for other information. Cut out each set of pages for the graduated pages book and fold on the dotted lines. The pages will then fit into one another. Secure the pages together by running a small bead of glue along the inner fold of the page and inserting the next page set or staple together in the crease once all pages are together. Each flap or layer is to be labeled with the names of the fruits to be found inside the corresponding pages. These labels are page 124 or 152. These are to be cut out and glued onto the edge of the corresponding page. We have included the scripture verses in: o colored, pre-printed boxes to be cut out and glued into the booklet. o white, pre-printed boxes you can print on the paper color of your choice and then cut out and glue into the booklet. o White, lined-text boxes for you to write the scripture (ours or your own) and then cut out and glue into the booklet. o You may also write or color directly on the pages of the book, if desired. The last page of the booklet includes a picture. We have included a few options for this picture on page 129.

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Cut out around the entire rectangle.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

This side is the cover and back page to be glued into the Faith Folder. The opposite side will be pages 1 and 14 once the book is assembled.

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Cut around the entire rectangle.

This side is for pages 4 and 11.

The opposite side will be pages 5 and 10 once the book is assembled.

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Faithfulness & Patience Page labels to be cut out and glued onto outer edges of each page. Order of Pages Chastity & Benignity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Faithfulness Patience Mildness Joy Chastity Benignity Modesty Charity Long-Suffering Peace Goodness Continence Fruits of the Holy Spirit Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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These are the text boxes to be cut out and glued into the corresponding pages of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Book. The pages are indicated for each box. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
The Beatitudes show mildness.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are prosecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5

Daniel showed great faithfulness to God when he was put in the lions den.
Daniel answered the king: O king, live forever! My God has sent His angel and closed the lions mouths so that they have not hurt me. For I have been found innocent before Him; neither to you have I done any harm, O king! Daniel 6:22-23

Abraham had great patience as he followed Gods plans and God rewarded him with many descendants.
But Abram said, O Lord God, what good will Your gifts be, if I keep on being childless and have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?He took him outside and said, Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so, he added, shall your descendants be, Abram put his faith in the Lord Genesis 15:2-6

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The story of the Good Samaritan is an example of benignity, showing kindness to others.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sightThe next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, Take care of him.Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers victim? He answered, The one who treated him with mercy. Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise. Luke 10:33-37

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul speaks to the people about our bodies being temples, guiding how we should treat ourselves and others.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys Gods temple, Got will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

St. Pauls letter to the Romans speaks of a joy from God. It is this joy that fills and sustains us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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Jesus lesson on prayer speaks about modesty and how we present ourselves to others.
When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:5-6

Corinthians show us how to love, to be charitable.


Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quicktempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Hannah longed to have a child and prayed for many years. She showed long-suffering as she waited for God to answer her prayers.
O Lord of hosts, if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid, if you remember me and do not forget me, if you give your handmaid a male child, I will give him to the Lord for as long as he lives;Eli said, Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of Him. She replied, Think kindly of your maidservant, and left. She went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and no longer appeared downcast. 1 Samuel 1:11-18

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Matthews gospel shows us Gods great care over us so we may have peace.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Matthew 6:25-27

Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment about how He wanted us to treat others, with goodness and love.
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, Where I go you cannot come, so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:33-35

Jesus words about watchfulness reminds us the importance of continence and control of our actions.
But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch. Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: Watch! Mark 13:32-37

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But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity.
From the Latin Vulgate Bible, Dousy-Rheims translation

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22

Some of the effects in us of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the beatitudes. The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism
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These are the picture options for the last page of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Mini-Book. Choose a picture, color and/or label, if needed, cut it out and glue it into the mini-book.

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Cut out around the entire rectangle.

This portion will be glued into the Faith Folder.

This side is the cover and back page to be glued into the Faith Folder. The opposite side will be pages 1 and 14 once the book is assembled.

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The opposite side will be pages 5 and 10 once the book is assembled.

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Faithfulness & Patience Page labels to be cut out and glued onto outer edges of each page. Order of Pages Chastity & Benignity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Faithfulness Patience Mildness Joy Chastity Benignity Modesty Charity Long-Suffering Peace Goodness Continence Fruits of the Holy Spirit Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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These are the text boxes to be cut out and glued into the corresponding pages of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit Graduated Pages Book. The pages are indicated for each box. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
The Beatitudes show mildness.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are prosecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5

Daniel showed great faithfulness to God when he was put in the lions den.
Daniel answered the king: O king, live forever! My God has sent His angel and closed the lions mouths so that they have not hurt me. For I have been found innocent before Him; neither to you have I done any harm, O king! Daniel 6:22-23

Abraham had great patience as he followed Gods plans and God rewarded him with many descendants.
But Abram said, O Lord God, what good will Your gifts be, if I keep on being childless and have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?He took him outside and said, Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so, he added, shall your descendants be, Abram put his faith in the Lord Genesis 15:2-6

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The story of the Good Samaritan is an example of benignity, showing kindness to others.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sightThe next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, Take care of him.Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers victim? He answered, The one who treated him with mercy. Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise. Luke 10:33-37

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul speaks to the people about our bodies being temples, guiding how we should treat ourselves and others.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys Gods temple, Got will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

St. Pauls letter to the Romans speaks of a joy from God. It is this joy that fills and sustains us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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Jesus lesson on prayer speaks about modesty and how we present ourselves to others.
When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:5-6

Corinthians show us how to love, to be charitable.


Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Hannah longed to have a child and prayed for many years. She showed long-suffering as she waited for God to answer her prayers.
O Lord of hosts, if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid, if you remember me and do not forget me, if you give your handmaid a male child, I will give him to the Lord for as long as he lives;Eli said, Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of Him. She replied, Think kindly of your maidservant, and left. She went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and no longer appeared downcast. 1 Samuel 1:11-18

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Matthews gospel shows us Gods great care over us so we may have peace.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Matthew 6:25-27

Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment about how He wanted us to treat others, with goodness and love.
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, Where I go you cannot come, so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:33-35

Jesus words about watchfulness reminds us the importance of continence and control of our actions.
But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch. Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: Watch! Mark 13:32-37

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But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity.
From the Latin Vulgate Bible, Dousy-Rheims translation

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22

Some of the effects in us of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the beatitudes. The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism
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Pockets Full of Gifts and Fruits


On pages 123-124 you will find pieces to create two pockets to be glued into the Faith Folder. There is one for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and one for the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Each pocket will hold a set of hearts with the names of the gifts and fruits on them. To practice and encourage growth in the virtues, the child can draw out a heart and work to practice the drawn virtue for that day, week, or designated period of time. The hearts can be covered with clear contact paper or self-laminating sheets for extra durability. Another option would be to print two copies of each set and play a matching game with the hearts. Cut out the each pocket around the outer edge. The pockets are glued into the Faith Folder on the outer edges of the sides and bottom only. This allows for the hearts to be inserted and removed easily. Cut out each heart and store in the corresponding pocket.

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Fear of the

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Living My Own Gifts of the Holy Spirit Mini-Book


This booklet is a template for the child to write about his/her own understanding, experience and struggles with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The pages of the book are to be cut out, assembled and glued into the Faith Folder. What is put on the pages is really up to you and the child. We have included blank pages in addition to pre-printed pages with questions and space for answering.

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Cut out each page, stack together and staple on the side or top, as desired. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Living My Own Gifts of the Holy Spirit

My favorite gift of the Holy Spirit is because

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is the gift of the Holy Spirit that is hardest for me to live out because

The gift of the Holy Spirit I most need to develop is . I will do this by

Dear God, Thank you for the gift of

Dear God, I need to develop the gift of . Please help me

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These are the blank pages for the Living My Own Gifts of the Holy Spirit Book. Print additional copies, as needed.

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Living My Own Fruits of the Holy Spirit Mini-Book


This booklet is a template for the child to write about his/her own understanding, experience and struggles with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. The pages of the book are to be cut out, assembled and glued into the Faith Folder. What is put on the pages is really up to you and the child. We have included blank pages in addition to pre-printed pages with questions and space for answering.

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Cut out each page, stack together and staple on the side or top, as desired. The back side of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder.

Living My Own Fruits of the Holy Spirit

My favorite fruit of the Holy Spirit is because

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is the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is hardest for me to live out because

The fruit of the Holy Spirit I most need to develop is . I will do this by

Dear God, Thank you for the fruit of

Dear God, I need to develop the fruit of . Please help me

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These are the blank pages for the Living My Own Fruits of the Holy Spirit Book. Print additional copies, as needed.

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Novena to the Holy Spirit Prayer Book


This is a novena to the Holy Spirit found on the internet; credit to the author is included. Cut out the pages, stack together and staple at the top. The back of the last page will be glued into the Faith Folder. You may also choose to print up a novena of your own.

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DAY 1: HELLO

Novena to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, I begin this Novena by admitting that I do not KNOW you. I know about You, from what I have been told. I have been told how God the Father, my Creator, and God the Son, my Savior, sent You God the Holy Spirit, to be with me. To comfort me, be my advocate, sanctify me. MUSCLE BUILDER I am ashamed, after all You have done for me, that I have never taken the time to learn how to open my heart and let You in. It is my hope, at this moment, that You will give me the STRENGTH to be DETERMINED and PERSEVERE, and to constantly have You as my companion. I KNOW how weak I am since I have had other good intentions and failed. I failed in the past because I did not realize it is You who must provide me with Your seven spiritual gifts. Your gift of FORTITUDE will give me the STRENGTH I need to complete this Novena. Instill in me, O Holy Spirit, Your gift of FORTITUDE so I can carry on, to do what I must to, to complete this Novena. Amen.

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DAY 2: I'M SORRY O Holy Spirit, my curiosity has tempted me to begin reading this second day of my Novena instead of spending this time trying to learn to listen to Your promptings. I always know better than my teacher and did not think it would make any difference. I do not let You guide me because I do not KNOW how to listen to You. In fact, I do not even listen to those who have had the experience of learning how to listen. WAKE ME UP Give me Your gift of COUNSEL by reminding me numerous times during this day to talk to You as I would talk to my very best human friend. COUNSEL me by reminding me to swell on these thoughts of my first and second day of this Novena. GIVE ME A SHOVE Remind me, O Holy Spirit, to express my gratitude to You who have given me so much. My faith, my hope and ability to love. My home, friends, relatives and the fact I have life. Do not let me be one of the nine lepers who did not return to show gratitude. Thank You, O Holy Spirit, thank You.

DAY 3: GET IT! Already You are giving me, O Holy Spirit, an UNDERSTANDING of how I must spend this moment thinking about You in my heart. You are beginning to let me UNDERSTAND that simply reading this information will not release Your grace. I am beginning to realize Your gift of UNDERSTANDING comes to me from You, when I take the time to accept Your COUNSEL. For this realization and the gifts You have given me, thank You, O Holy Spirit. AND LEAD US NOT INTO __________ Please do not lead me into temptation, O Holy Spirit! Do not put me to the test that I must prove to You my faith, by making me wait longer to experience Your presence, if for only one second. This single second of knowing that You are in my heart will increase my faith. O Holy Spirit, I do believe; help my unbelief. Make me UNDERSTAND the only reason I am starting this third day of getting to know You is through and with the FORTITUDE You have provided. If I listen to my pride, I would think I am doing it all by myself.

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DAY 4: POSSESSED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT When I look back just these three days, I am beginning to be able to see how my life with You will be much richer as I willingly permit You to take possession of me. This ability to see as You see, to the extent You wish for me to see at this moment, is Your gift of KNOWLEDGE. Who, O Holy Spirit, in heaven or on earth, possesses the KNOWLEDGE that is Yours and Yours alone? Why do I spend so much time seeking mere information from others when You are so willing and anxious to give me this gift I need. If only I would take time to listen to You. Why do I put so much importance on worldly things - things that do not have a mere fraction of the power You have? Why do I spend so much time gathering things when Jesus promised me the Father would provide? What good would it do a man if he gained the whole world and suffered the loss of his soul? Why do I spend so little time listening to You? Is it my lack of faith? Help me to UNDERSTAND. Show me the way. Lead me, O Kindly Light.

Have you ever heard of anyone who created, or claimed to have created, a soul, as your Father in heaven has done for you and millions and millions of times over? Have you ever heard of any creature who has paid the price for a soul in sin, and won salvation for them, as Jesus did for you and millions of others? I am the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity. Just as no one other than the Father has the power to create, from nothing, a soul, and just as no one other than the Son has the power to pay the great price for salvation, no one other than I, the Holy Spirit, has the power to sanctify you. My child, no one else can explain, teach or give to you My gifts of Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, Wisdom, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. I alone can sanctify you and make you worthy to enter Heaven. When you accept these gifts, I will reward you with peace, happiness and joy in this life as well as the next. Give Me a chance, have faith in Me, ask Me your questions. Many of these questions, I have put into your thoughts as a way of leading you. Keep pondering these questions until I give you the answer. Prove to Me your faith. Do not give up. Ask for My gift of FORTITUDE - but never give up. Your time has not come to know the answer to some of these questions. I want you to prove your faith to Me. You want to know how to recognize the Holy Spirit when I talk to you? I am the only one who can answer this question. Never stop listening for My answer.

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DAY 6: COME If you take the time to learn to listen to Me, I will give you My gift of PIETY. This gift will make you want to be near and close to Me. This gift, if you use it, will bring you to ecstasy in My intimacy. This gift will make everything easy for you, but will not interfere with your free will. I will give you so much. Give Me your appreciation and gratitude. I AM PEACE When you learn how to dismiss all distractions and think only of Me in your heart, you will experience Peace. I, your God, My Holy Spirit, is in the midst of this peace you experience. The more undivided attention you focus on Me, the greater and deeper this peace will become. This peace surrounds Me. I am Peace. You will recognize My presence by this peace. Do not make the mistake so many others do. Relaxation of the body is not peace. Peace, My peace that only I can give, is of the soul. Your gratitude to Me will increase my gifts to you. Just as you give more to those who appreciate you.

DAY 7: OUT OF ORDER? Your soul was created to be attracted to Me like steel to a magnet. If you do not take time to learn to listen to Me, my child, you will become confused, as many others have. The confused try to satisfy their magnetic attraction to Me with worldly things. Some express their confusion by other delights, but this is not the peace I offer you. The confused not only destroy their bodies and minds, but also their souls. The confused cannot tell the difference between relaxation of the body and the reward of My peace to their souls. The confused have refused to listen to Me. All human creatures have been given this right, to refuse to listen. All were created with a will that is free. A free will to choose their Creator or reject Him. If you learn to listen to Me, I will relieve you of your many anxieties and fears. Your doubts and frustration will be resolved. You will have Peace. Your will is free. Choose to make it My will.

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DAY 8: LOVE - FEAR No one, O Holy Spirit, not even You, can cite and occasion that could arise in my life here on earth that cannot be more than satisfied by Your seven gifts. My love for You, O Holy Spirit, increase as I learn to listen to You KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING and COUNSEL. My love grows as I experience the FORTITUDE and PIETY You give to me. Increase in me, O Holy Spirit, Your gift of FEAR OF THE LORD so that I will love You so much I cannot offend You out of FEAR of losing You. Thank You, O Holy Spirit, for Your infinite love. I know Your great love for me by the mere fact that You, the Father and Son, created me and gave me life. Just as I love what I have accomplished, You also love what You have accomplished. IT IS GOOD.

DAY 9: COMMON SENSE The only other spiritual gift You offer to us if we listen, O Holy Spirit, is the greatest of all Your gifts. Your gift of WISDOM. This gift of WISDOM is the highest compliment man can receive. Your gift of WISDOM endows us with the ability to use all Your other six spiritual gifts in their exact proper proportion. The baker is wise, O Holy Spirit, when he does not use too much of any one ingredient in his cake. The ability to use each of Your spiritual gifts of KNOWLEDGE - UNDERSTANDING COUNSEL - FORTITUDE - PIETY and FEAR OF THE LORD in exactly the right proportion is the gift or gifts. The gift of WISDOM. END OF THE BEGINNING This is the ninth day, O Holy Spirit. My intended Novena is completed. I must recognize the fact You gave me the FORTITUDE to persevere, the strength that made it easy. You gave me the determination to succeed as You will in everything You prompt me to do, if only I take time to listen for Your gift of FORTITUDE.

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I shall take time to reminisce on my early childhood and each year up to the present time, to the best of my ability, with Your help and KNOWLEDGE, O Holy Spirit. I shall dwell on the past few months in particular. You will let me UNDERSTAND how You have been in my life daily, even though I was not aware of it. How You gave me the grace of Your seven gifts and how often I threw them away by neglecting to use them. How, on many occasions, Your gifts were there and I did use them, but in my pride, thought that I did it all by myself. But, why does it have to end? Why should it end? If I have not experienced Your close presence in my heart, I shall start over for another nine day, if You will only give me the FORTITUDE. If I have experienced Your loving presence in my heart, I will jealously preserve it. Relive it. Practice listening daily. A perpetual Novena. My hope and prayer is that I will grow into the habit of experience Your presence every moment of my consciousness.

CONCLUSION NEVER STOP TRYING THE HOLY SPIRIT DEMANDS FAITH MAN INVENTED TIME TIME MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GOD THIS NOVENA CANNOT BE EXHAUSTED EVERY TIME YOU MAKE THIS NOVENA, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL ADD TO IT WHEN YOU PRAY, YOU TALK TO GOD WHEN GOD TALKS TO YOU, DO YOU LISTEN?

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This novena was written by George E. Schulhoff Apostles of the Holy Spirit 2709 Woodburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206 After you use the gifts given to those who listen, you're rewarded with the fruits of the Spirit. And they are worth working for: CHARITY JOY PEACE PATIENCE FAITH MODESTY CONTINENCE CHASTITY BENIGNITY GOODNESS ENDURANCE MILDNESS And remember, the fruits listed above come from the use of the gifts, which are no small things in themselves: FEAR OF THE LORD UNDERSTANDING WISDOM KNOWLEDGE FORTITUDE COUNSEL PIETY

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Assembly of Faith Folder


This Faith Folder will require two file folders . Open and unfold the first file folder. Refold so the outside edges fold inward to meet evenly in the middle. Repeat with the second file folder.

Original file folder

Unfolded/opened file folder

Refolded with side flaps for cover.

Place the two refolded file folders side by side. Open the right flap of the first folder and the left flap of the second folder and glue together on the outer sides to join the two folders and create the double Faith Folder.

Folder #1

Open these two flaps and glue together on outer sides to create the double Faith Folder.

Folder #2

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Assembly of Faith Folder Components

Front Cover

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Back Cover

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Far left flap

Fully opened double Faith Folder


Far right flap
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Wisdom

Fear of the Lord

Knowledge

Long Suffering

Charity

Patience

A Pocket Full of Fruits

Modesty The Fruits of the Holy Spirit in Scripture

Novena to the Holy Spirit Prayer Book

Understanding

Piety

Continence

Goodness Benignity

Fortitude

Counsel

Joy

Chastity

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Left side of center flap

A Pocket Full of Gifts

Faithfulness

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture

Mildness

Peace

Right side of center flap

Pope John Paul II Prayer Scroll

Opposite side of far left flap

St. Augustine Prayer Scroll

Living My Own Gifts of the Holy Spirit


Opposite side of far right flap

Living My Own Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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Sample Photos

Empty Folder Assembly

Gifts of the Holy Spirit Cover

Fruits of the Holy Spirit Cover

Open and closed Gifts of the Holy Spirit Mini-Books

Open and closed Gifts of the Holy Spirit Mini-Books

Prayer Scrolls

Open and closed Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit in Scripture Mini-Books

Living the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit Books

Novena Prayer Book

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Various Views of the Completed Faith Folder

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