What does it take to become a Saint? Mikki, Thomas W, Joel and Jordan will tell you what they discovered below.
To become a saint the church looks closely at the personal life of the person. All the good work that has been done by that person who is wanting to become a saint. They also look at how close to God they are and that they have worked and lived their life according to God’s rules. They also look to see if the person is worthy of the honour as well, and if they have performed 2 miracles that are unexplained.
Australia’s First Saint
Australia’s first Saint is Mary MacKillop. She was born in Melbourne. She opened the first free catholic school in Penola South Australia and had helped many more. She had to go to the rich to ask for money for the children in her school. She died in 1909. Since her death many people have said how good she was. To become a Saint the Church must say that the person has performed at least 2 miracles and they have to have been close to God when they were alive. The Pope says that Mary MacKillop was a good person who has performed three miracles and thinks she should be a Saint.
By Thomas W
What does it take to become a Saint?
To become a Saint, you have to be close to God, Help the poor, be good and kind to people when you are alive, and perform two miracles after you have passed away.
What does it take to become a Saint?
You have to be dead to become a Saint. You have to be close to God. You have to perform two miracles. You had to do good work.
We had to use this picture below as inspiration for our writing. We could choose any genre of writing to respond to the photograph below. Below are some examples of our responses.
When I was walking with my friend in a sandy plain, a huge gush of wind blew the sand around and made a huge sand storm that blew our car and other peoples cars, busses, trees and even their houses! Sand went into our eyes. We felt afraid! It was like a group of giants running crazy!
I couldn’t run because the storm was too fast. My friend and I got sucked into the storm! It went faster than light and time got slower and slower and slower.
I was spinning around in slow motion, so I had enough time to dodge the houses. Suddenly the sand storm slowed down and time got faster and we ended up in a beautiful town! We decided to live there and we had a great time. The town was called Minties (or Mintys) town. We bought new clothes and a storm never came.
One day I went to my friend’s house and it was a sunny day.We went on our bikes to the park. We played there for hours,so then we went back to my friend’s house and put our bikes away. After we had had our lunch we went outside and started talking and my friend’s Mum was at work. Then a sand storm came. We started to sprint to the house and we closed all of the windows and doors. When it reached our house it was as big as two T-Rexes. It sounded like a dinosaur in rage.
In secnods we were in the air from the sand storm and then we herd a trex stomping across the ground. I went to the window and fell out of it into the sand storm and something caught me. It was a T- Rex, so I said to my friend, ‘jump out of the window!’ and he did.
A T-Rex did not catch him a teradactyl caught him flying in the air. It was an amazing thing to do and when the sand storm had, the dinosaurs had gone. I woke up in my bed and it was dream.
By Thomas W
Once upon a time I lived in a dry town with my best friend Mari. We had to go to a far lake to get water. It was very dry and it barely rained, so normally there would be dust storms . Normally we hide in our houses and then in our big cupboard and stay until the dust storm would pass.
One day my friend and I were going to get water and ingredients for our fruit breakfast . Then we saw a dramatic dust storm rushing to us . We ran as fast as we could . It sounded like a big bird flapping its wings . We rushed into our house . We locked all our doors, but we forgot one window . When the storm stopped our house was full of the glittery sand .
We smelled a rare smell, it was rain . We were so happy the mushrooms grew , so quickly we filled all our buckets . We knew this was not the last dust storm that was going to strike our little town . We told our neighbours and other people from our town to build a wall to protect us all . When a dust storm strikes next time we were going to be SAFE !
My must see place is Mount Gambier. What can you see there? You can see the Blue Lake. What can you do there? You can learn about the Blue Lake from a man. Where is it in South Austrailia? Mt Gambier is at the bottom of South Australia near the Victorian border. It is 453 km away from our school. It would take 5 hours 45 minutes to get there by car. What did I enjoy about this place? I enjoyed learning about the Blue Lake.
Our group today raised money for the Sun Bears. We sold lolly bags and cupcakes to Thiele and Pilgrim Primary schools today on Campus. We raised a lot of money, unfortunately we ran out of time to count it all, but we will let you know how much we raised as soon as we do. We certainly aren’t having much luck with the weather. It was raining today, so we had to go to the classrooms to sell the lolly bags and cupcakes during lunchtime. We got a little wet, but it was worth it.
In term two we went on a Zoo Snooze Camp. We looked at the different animals at the zoo. We even got the ability to see the animals at night. We even got to go in the Sun Bear’s enclosure. Our focus was on the sun bears. We found out that the sun bears were endangered, because people got bear bile out of the sun bears, which is used for medicine. They are kept as pets and when they get big people give them to the restaurants and they chop off the paws and turn them into bear paw soup. People also keep Sun Bears on Sun Bear farms in small cages.
We are doing a planet keeper challenge to help the sun bears.
We are selling yummy foods to raise money for the sun bears. We are raising awareness by blogging about the Sun Bears, speaking at our school assemblies and talking to other classes.
Below is a slide show of our experiences while on the Zoo Snooze Camp.
Zoo Snooze Camp on PhotoPeach
If you are interested in some further information or ways you can help the Sun Bears follow the links below….