The Religion Clock
A great mnemonic device for teaching children the rudiments of the Faith.
Creator of all
TWO NATURES IN CHRIST
TWO TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE
Old and New Testaments
TWO KINDS OF SIN
Mortal and Venial
TWO KINDS OF GRACE
Actual (includes sacramental grace)
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
THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD
THREE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES
THREE WISE MEN
THREE GIFTS OF THE WISE MEN
THREE DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD
All Powerful (Omnipotent)
All Knowing (Omniscient)
All present (Omnipresent)
THREE WAYS WE CAN SIN
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
FOUR MARKS OF THE CHURCH
FOUR TYPES OF PRAYER
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
Anointing of the Sick
SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
the poor in spirit
those who hunger and thirst for justice
the pure of heart
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.
A devotional prayer lasting nine days.
NINE CHOIRS OF ANGELS
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
Simon the Zealot