Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
CONOCE A NUESTRA FAMILIA EXTENDIDA:
meet our extended family
St. Dominic Savio (Feast Day March 10)
APRIL 2, 1842 - MARCH 9, 1857
Dominic was born into a peasant family in Riva, Italy. Dominic joined St. John Bosco as a student at the Oratory in Turin at the age of 12. He impressed St. John Bosco with his desire to be a priest and to help him in his work with neglected boys. A peacemaker and an organizer, young Dominic founded a group he called the Company of the Immaculate Conception, which, besides being devotional, helped John Bosco with the boys and with manual work. Dominic was called home to heaven at the age of 14. The members of his group joined the Salesian congregation that was started by John Bosco. As a youth, Dominic spent hours rapt in prayer. Even in play, he said that at times, “It seems heaven is opening just above me. I am afraid I may say or do something that will make the other boys laugh.”Dominic would also say, “I can’t do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the greater glory of God.”
TOMA TIEMPO PARA COMPARTIR
Take time to chat
- Imagine you were with Peter, James, and John when Jesus was transfigured. What would it be like to see what they saw on the mountain that day?
- Why do you think Jesus wanted Peter, James, and John to wait to tell others what they saw?
- What impresses you about this week's featured saint, Dominic Savio?
Visit a Science Center
Take the whole family to a local science museum, science center, or technology-related exhibit. Here are some local science museums:
• Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
• Cranbrook Institute of Science
• The Henry Ford Museum
• Michigan Science Center
• Flint Children’s Museum
If you can’t go to a museum, search the Internet for some cool science experiments that you can do at home!