Photo on 7-02-2014 at 5.59 pmWelcome to Mrs Ryan’s Class Blog.  My name is Rebecca Ryan and I am currently teaching a grade of 5/6 students.  This blog provides students the opportunity to access educational resources as well as a place where their work can be showcased.

This blog has grown over many years and provides a vast array of educational games and activities for primary aged students.

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Feast Day

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Genazzano is a little town, about 40kms outside of Rome. In the 1430’s a widow, Petruccia Noteria lived there alone. She was childless and dedicated herself to prayer. In a vision the Virgin Mary entrusted her with the mission of restoring a local, much neglected church dedicated to The Mother of Good Counsel. Convinced of her mission, Petruccia donated all her wealth to pay for the restoration of the church. Work began but nobody else came forward to assist. Petruccia endured the scorn of townsfolk dismissing her as a ‘crazy visionary’.

Petruccia continued to believe that the church could and would be restored in her life time through the intercession of Our Lady.

The Miraculous Icon of The Mother of Good Counsel Arrives in Genazzano

Each year on April 25, the feast day of St. Mark Genazzano’s patron Saint, a fair took place near the church of the Mother of Good Counsel. On that evening in 1467, as the fair was beginning to end, a white luminous cloud appeared over the village. The cloud descended on the church of the Mother of Good Counsel. The bells of the old tower began to ring by themselves. The cloud hovered a short distance away from the church wall. It faded and the miraculous image of Our Lady holding the Christ Child appeared. There followed many miracles. So great was the number of healings that a register of the more important cases was made. This record, which is still preserved notes that from April 27 until August 14, 1467, 171 miracles occurred. Many financial contributions flowed in, meaning that Petruccia’s work of restoring the church could be completed. The fresco became known as ‘The Mother of Good Counsel of Genazzano’.

Place Value

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The Nicene Creed

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We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,    

the only Son of God,    

eternally begotten of the Father,    

God from God, light from light,    

true God from true God,    

begotten, not made,    

of one Being with the Father;    

through him all things were made.    

For us and for our salvation    

he came down from heaven,    

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary    

and became truly human.    

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;    

he suffered death and was buried.    

On the third day he rose again    

in accordance with the Scriptures;    

he ascended into heaven    

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.    

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,    

and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,    

who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],    

who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,    

who has spoken through the prophets.    

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.    

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.    

We look for the resurrection of the dead,    

and the life of the world to come. Amen.