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A Crabby Saint? Yes!

Saint Jerome is proof that saints aren’t perfect. In fact, Saint Jerome was known as crabby, irritable, and sarcastic. Yet he still made it to sainthood—of course, by asking for […]read more

Harvest Time Saints and Saints Who Labored

Saints provide excellent models of service and faith to children. It’s never too early to introduce the children to saints, any one of whom may become a lifelong inspiration. Play Harvest […]read more

Beatification of the “Smiling Pope”

Pope John Paul I led the Catholic Church for only thirty-three days before dying from a heart attack in September 1978. Despite his short time as Pope, his long years […]read more

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is observed on August 15 and is usually a Holy Day of Obligation in the USA. It is not a […]read more

When the Saints Go Marching In

Newly canonized saints generate excitement among learners and give children examples of people who followed God’s call in many different life situations. Catechists, teachers, families, and children feel a connection […]read more

Celebrate Two Saints This Week

This week, the Church celebrates Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14) and Saint Bonaventure (July 15). These prayers and reflections can help you include these two saints in a special way […]read more

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

On July 5, the Church in the US honors Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, the 14th-century queen consort who is remembered for her work to promote peace in her family and […]read more

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Saints Peter and Paul are the two foundations on which the early Church is built. Peter is chosen by Christ to be the head of the Apostles, the first Pope. […]read more

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

The birth of Jesus is not the only birth announced by the angel Gabriel. In the Gospel for this solemnity, we hear the story of John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah, […]read more

Saints of Summer

The Church celebrates the exemplary lives of saints throughout the year. During the summer months, remind your children and their families about some of these special people. Summer Saints includes Saint Thomas […]read more

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