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The Religion Clock The Religion Clock

  

The Religion Clock   

A great mnemonic device for teaching children the rudiments of the Faith.

ONE God

Creator of all

TWO NATURES IN CHRIST

human—truly man
divine—truly God

TWO TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE
Old and 
New Testaments

TWO KINDS OF SIN
Mortal and Venial

TWO KINDS OF GRACE
Sanctifying
Actual (includes sacramental grace)

TWO JUDGMENTS
Particular (at death when we see our sins)
General (at end of the world when we see the effect of our sins)

TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy who heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength

Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself

TWO KINDS OF PRAYER
Mental
Vocal

THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD

Father—Creator
Son—Redeemer
Spirit—Sanctifier

THREE ARCHANGELS

Michael
Gabriel
Raphael

THREE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES
Faith
Hope
Love (Charity)

THREE WISE MEN
Gaspar
Melchior
Balthasar

THREE GIFTS OF THE WISE MEN
Gold
Frankincense
Murr

THREE DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD
All Powerful (Omnipotent)
All Knowing (Omniscient)
All present (Omnipresent)

THREE WAYS WE CAN SIN
Thought
Word
Deed

Four GOSPEL WRITERS

Matthew—apostle, tax collector (Angel as symbol)
Mark—disciple of Peter (Lion as symbol)
Luke—disciple of Paul (Ox as symbol)
John—apostle, the “beloved disciple” (Eagle as symbol)


FOUR MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
Joyful
Luminous
Sorrowful
Glorious

FOUR MARKS OF THE CHURCH
One
Holy
Catholic
Apostolic

FOUR TYPES OF PRAYER
Adoration
Contrition
Thanksgiving
Petition

FIVE WOUNDS OF CHRIST

side, hands, feet

FIVE DECADES OF EACH MYSTERY OF THE ROSARY
Joyful (Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding the Child in the Temple)

Luminous (Baptism in River Jordan, Wedding Feast of Cana, Proclamation of the Kingdom, Tranfiguration, Institution of the Eucharist)

Sorrowful (Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the pillar, Crowning of thorns, Jesus carries His cross, Jesus dies upon His cross.)

Glorious (Resurrection, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Presentation of the Blessed Mother, Mary is crowned queen of heaven and earth.)

FIVE STEPS TO A GOOD CONFESSION
Examine your conscience
Contrition (Be Truly Sorry)
Resolution (Have purpose of amendment, intend to avoid the sin in the future)
Confession (Confess your sins)
Accept your penance

SIX HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

January 1–Mary, Mother of God
Ascension Thursday–(date varies)
August 15–Assumption of Mary
November 1–All Saints
December 8–Immaculate Conception
December 25–Christ’s birth

SEVEN SACRAMENTS

Baptism
Penance
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation
Matrimony
Holy Orders
Anointing of the Sick

SEVEN SINS
Pride
Coveteousness (Greed)
Lust
Anger
Glutton
Envy
Sloth

SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Wisdom
Understanding
Knowledge
Counsel
Piety
Fortitude
Fear of the Lord

SEVEN CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Visit the imprisoned
Shelter the homeless
Visit the Sick
Bury the Dead

SEVEN SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY
Admonish the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive all injuries
Pray for the living and the dead.

EIGHT BEATITUDES

Blessed are:
the poor in spirit
the meek
the sorrowing
those who hunger and thirst for justice
the merciful
the pure of heart
the peacemakers
those who suffer persecution for the sake of justice.

NINE FIRST FRIDAYS

Our Lord promised St. Margaret Mary Alocoque that those who receive Holy Communion on nine consecutive First Fridays, and receive the Sacrament of Penance will not die in God’s displeasure.

NINE-NOVENA
A devotional prayer lasting nine days.

NINE CHOIRS OF ANGELS
Seraphim
Cherubim
Thrones
Dominions
Virtues
Powers
Principalities
Archangels
Angels

TEN COMMANDMENTS

1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have other gods besides Me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

ELEVEN APOSTLES REMAINED FAITHFUL

Peter, Andrew, James the Great, John, Thomas, James the Less, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, Jude Thaddeus

TWELVE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

charity, joy, peace, patience, goodness, long-suffering,
humility, faithfulness, modesty, continence, chastity and
kindness.

TWELVE APOSTLES
Simon
Andrew
James
John
Philip
Bartholomew
Thomas
Matthew
James
Thaddaeus
Simon the Zealot
Judas Iscariot
Matthias





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