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Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 2 - Adam and Eve

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Symbols: Tree, Man and Woman


Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth. God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth. (Genesis 2:26-28)

Adam and Eve are the first ancestors of the human race. Christ is called the "second" or "new Adam" because He ushered in the new creation by forgiving sin and restoring humanity to the grace of God's friendship lost by original sin. Mary, because she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, is called the "new Eve," the "mother of the living" in the order of grace.


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Recommended Scripture Readings:

  • Genesis 2:7-9, 18-24

Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  • CCC 355-384 Man in the Image of God
  • CCC 1080 God's Work as Blessing
  • CCC 1601-1605 Marriage in the Order of Creation
  • CCC 2201-2206 The Nature of a Family

Jesse Tree Overview
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Printable Jesse Tree guide: The Jesse Tree: Advent 2021

Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2022 by Jennifer Gregory Miller