What Harry Potter Knows about Forming Kids in Faith

4 thoughts on “What Harry Potter Knows about Forming Kids in Faith”

  1. Thanks so much for this article! I have always enjoyed Harry Potter and, like anything else, the parents should be reading along with their children. This is what I did with my now 9 yr old granddaughter and while doing so I was able to draw comparisons to our faith. Thanks again!

  2. Rita Burns Senseman

    Pat, great point about reading along with your kids and knowing what they are reading! It can be surprising sometimes. Also, this makes me think about all the great literature that can be used in children’s RCIA. Sometimes, I have kids talk about their favorites books and then we connect that with the Bible. I know I’ve used “Old Turtle,” “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon,” and the old classic “The Giving Tree.” Would love to get ideas from others, too, on what you use!

  3. Stories do offer a great connection and an incredible opportunity to link faith with our lives. Too often we see and hear about the separation between Church and the rest of our lives; we need to find ways to unite them more and more.
    The preparation for Sacraments are not just for the individual, but for the whole family, and their family of faith (Church) too. We all have a role in preparing for each one’s Sacrament. We must be part of each other’s support group, encouraging one another in our faith-filled journey.

    1. Rita Burns Senseman

      Ian brings up a really good point about the communal nature of sharing stories. Most often stories are shared in community and the communal dimension of our faith and sacramental life is essential!

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