Nativity celebrates Pope Francis’ Visit

5th grader, Annie Buening, shows the book she made about Pope Francis to her teacher, Courtney Swift.
5th grader, Annie Buening, shows the book she made about Pope Francis to her teacher, Courtney Swift.

Nativity Catholic School students are learning about Pope Francis and celebrating his recent visit to the United States.

The 8th grade worked on a project titled, “World Traveling Popes”.  A written report and poster detail the events of any pope who traveled outside the Vatican.  Middle School students also watched Pope Francis as his visit was streamed to the school.

Other classes researched the Pope’s responsibilities and whom he models himself after from the Bible. They looked at pictures of Pope Francis and learned his background, fun facts, and the languages he speaks. They looked at his United States visit itinerary and discussed how exciting it would be to see him in person, talking about which of the listed events they would most like to attend if they were in Washington, D.C., New York City or Philadelphia.  The students watched videos about his recent visit to Cuba, and talked about how they can live out his messages to “spread Jesus’ love, dream big and follow those dreams to change the world, and pray for others.”

Nativity Catholic School is located in Franklin Township and serves over 400 students in southeast Marion County from preschool through 8th grade. For more information about Nativity Catholic School, please visit nativityindy.org.