I’m going to depart from my typical suggestion of some classic piece of art and ask you to consider using a photo of someone in a religious vocation instead. It started when a friend sent me this photo of her daughter, Sister Maddie*,
but didn’t take long before I remembered a bunch of other former Family Formation kids who have also discerned a religious vocation.
Photos have the ability to make a concept more relatable and one of the goals is to help kids think, “This could be me!” You’re welcome to print these joyful sisters or my Family Formation kids** for your prayer table, or you may like some of the pieces I suggested a few years ago for this lesson, found here. Or better yet, if you have a priest or religious from your parish, perhaps photos of them would be best. You may also have a local order or a diocesan vocations poster that would work. No matter what you choose, the goal is to convey the joy of serving God and to make it relatable for your students.
*Isn’t this a wonderful picture! She’s with the Pro Ecclesia Sancta order.
**Email me for a bigger, printable file. firstname.lastname@example.org