August 21 - Our Lady of Knock (1879), Ireland

Resources for the 1879 Apparition in Knock, Ireland
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, 
Saint John the Evangelist, angels, and Jesus Christ

Coloring Page
Color Page (Catholic Playground)

Book / Coloring Book
Catholic Story Coloring Book (From Windeatt Coloring Books, list of all, list on Amazon)

Our Lady of Knock, pray for us!





August 20 - St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) , France

Resources for St. Bernard of Clairvaux 
Abbot and Doctor of the Church
Wrote the Memorare prayer
Wrote "On Loving God" (pdf)

Coloring Page
Color - Symbols of St. Bernard of Clairvaux(requires login at the resource site)

Audio
Listen About (Saint of the Day, Franc. Media, 2 min)

Videos
Video/About (Apostleship of Prayer, 2 min)
Video/About (Catholic Online, 2 min)

Books
Footsteps of the Saints - Hide the Children: A Story of St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Level 2 - 4th/5th grade)
Book The Family that Overtook Christ (M. Raymond)
Book The Family that Overtook Christ Study Edition (M. Raymond & Janet McKenzie)

Quotes
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
“hell is full of good wishes and desires.”

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love.” 

Other Resources
List of Books written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us!





August 18 - St. Helena (c. 330)

Resources for St. Helena
Mother of Constantine 
Believed to have found the true cross in Jerusalem
Patron of New Discoveries


Coloring Pages
Color (Catholic Playground)
Color (St. Anne's Helper)

Videos
Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

Other Resources
Quote - "Where is the cross anyway?"
Read About (Catholic Encyclopedia)
Article explaining, "Why the cross?" (Catholic Education)

St. Helena, pray for us!

April 24 -St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622), Switzerland

Coloring Page and More for St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Martyr
Capuchin Friar involved in the Counter-Reformation


Coloring Page
St. Fidelis Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Video
Video/About St. Fidelis (Franciscan Friars, 6 min)

April 23 - St. George (280-303)

Resources for St. George

Martyr who suffered at Lydda in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine.
Children love the fable of St. George slaying the dragon and rescuing the King's daughter.

pay the supreme price to follow Christ is what the Church believes

Coloring Page
St. George Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)
St.. George slaying the dragon  (supercoloring)
St. George and the dragon (supercoloring)

Book
St. George and the Dragon, (picture book Margaret Hodges)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Saint of the Day, Franc. Media)

Videos- Free
Story of St. George (animated, Christian Kids TV, 15 min) 
Video About (Catholic Online, 3 min)

More
Read About (Catholic Encyclopedia)

April 16 - St. Bernadette (1844-1879), France

Resources for St. Bernadette
Incorruptible

Coloring Pages
St. Bernadette Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
Our Lady Of Lourdes Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media, 2 min)
MP3 Download or Audio CD Vol 15: St. Bernadette Suburious, Our Lady's Messenger
St. Bernadette of Lourdes ($10, Truth to Inspire Audiodrama, 30 min) FREE on formed.org

Books
Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes (Life of a Saint, picture book, grade 2+)
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Story Coloring Book by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (grade 3+)
Story of St. Bernadette (Footsteps of the Saints, Level 1-2nd-3rd, approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size)
Bernatdette Our Lady's Little Servant (Vision Books, grade 7)
Saint Bernadette: The Miracle of Lourdes (Pauline Books age 6-10)
Saint Bernadette Soubirous and Our Lady of Lourdes (Pauline Books age 8-12)

Free Videos-Youtube
Story of St. Bernadette (animated, Christian Kids TV, 23 min)
The Song of Bernadette (1943, 2hr 37m)

Videos-DVD or Rent
Bernadette the Princess of Lourdes (animated, CCC, 30 min) FREE on formed.org
The Song of St. Bernadette Rent on Amazon (1943, 156 min)
St. Bernadette of Lourdes Documentary - rent on Amazon  (28 min)
DVD Bernadette (Ignatius Press, 1 hr 58min) FREE on formed.org

Activities
Make your own or buy this Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Kit ($7.50), Catholic Icing Post on this
St. Bernadette Notebook Journal ($4.50,TeacherspayTeacers, 25 p)

More Fun
List of all the apparitions (thebestcatholic.com)
Read about her (EWTN)

April 16 - St. Encratis (d.304), Spain

Resources for St. Encratis, Virgin & Martyr 
Martyred brutally with 18 companions during the Diocletian Persecution

Coloring Page

Read About
Read About (Sacred-texts.com)
Read About (Catholic Online)

April 15 - St. Paternus (482-565), Wales

Resources for St. Paternus, Hermit

Coloring Page

About
Read About (Catholic Online)

April 14 - St. Benezet (1163-1184), France

Resources for St. Benezet, Bridge Builder

Coloring Page
St. Benezet Coloring Pager (Schola Rosa)

About
Read About St. Benezet (Catholic Online)



St. Benezet Bridge in Avignon, France
The bridge's construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a shepherd boy from the hamlet of Villard in the Ardèche, who while tending his flock heard the voice of Jesus asking him to build a bridge across the river. Although he was ridiculed at first, he dramatically "proved" his divine inspiration by miraculously lifting a huge block of stone. He won support for his project and formed a Bridge Brotherhood to oversee its construction. After his death, he was interred on the bridge itself, in a small chapel standing on one of the bridge's surviving piers on the Avignon side.

April 14 - Palm Sunday

Ideas for celebrating Palm Sunday
See our full Lent page (includes Holy Week, and Triduum)

Palm Sunday Coloring Pages
Color (The Catholic Kid)
Color (SJTB)
Color (Schola Rosa)
Color (Schola Rosa
Eight (8)  more Coloring Pages (supercoloring)

Videos about Palm Sunday
The Story of Easter: The Triumphal Entry (animated, Saddleback Kids, 3 min)
God's Story: Palm Sunday (animated, Crossroads Kid's Club, 3 min)

Ideas for your new palms
-Tuck it behind a crucifix or religious image in your home
-Place it in your Bible
-If you have an Easter flower arrangement, tuck it in there
-How to make a palm leaf cross Youtube video
-Other ideas for your palms from Catholic Icing

What to with your old palms? 
EWTN says try to return to church for next Ash Wednesday, otherwise carefully burn and spread on garden.

Food
Make Palm Branch Cookies (childrensministry.com)

Activities
EZ craft - make "Hosanna Wavers" - trace your hand and a popsicle stick!
Have a parade with your palms
Craft - make your own palm (Sunday School Kids)
-Other craft ideas from Catholic Icing

April 13 - St. Hermenegild (d.586), Spain


Resources for St. Hermenegild

St. Hermenegild was a Visigoth Prince matyred for the faith. He was put to death by his father, the Arian King Leovigild for holding firm to the Catholic faith. His father later repented.

Coloring Page

About
Read About (ReturnToFatima)
Read About (Catholic Online)

April 12 - St. Julius, Pope (d.352), Rome

St. Julius Coloring Page and More
**Around 350 A.D. Pope Julius I declared December 25 as the official date of the birth of Jesus. **
Coloring Page
St. Julius Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

More
Read About (Catholic Online)

April 11 St. Gemma Galgani, Mystic (1878-1903), Italy


St. Gemma Galgani Coloring Page and More


This young woman who died at the age of 26, is the patron saint of students and pharmacists. She also SAW her guardian angel during her life. What a gift! And what a great story to be able to share with our children!

Coloring Page
St. Gemma Coloring Page (MyCatholicKids.com)

Audio
Audio - The Diary of Saint Gemma Galgani (1 hr 30 min)

Book(s)
A Story of St. Gemma - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd - approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size

More
St. Gemma Website
About (Catholic Online)

QUOTE:

"I wish, oh Jesus, that my voice could reach to the ends of the world, to call all sinners and tell them to enter into Thy Heart....Oh, if only all sinners would come to Thy Heart!... Come! Come sinners, do not be afraid! The sword of Justice cannot reach you Here!"
~St Gemma Galgani

April 11 - St. Stanislaus Kostka (1030-1079), Poland


St. Stanislaus Koska Coloring Page and More

Have you had a broken bone? Children had one? Did you know that there's a saint for that? St. Stanislaus Kostka is remembered on April 11 and he was the first Pole to be canonized (St. John Paul II was another.)

Coloring Page
St. Stanislaus Kostka Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Video

April 10 - St. Bademus, Martyr (?-376), Persia


Coloring Page and More for St. Bademus, Martyr


The saint we remember today, April 10, lived in the fourth century and was whipped daily for four months while in prison. St. Bademus was a Persian and was killed by his friend who had apostatized.

Coloring Page
St. Bademus Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

More
Read About (EWTN)

April 9 - St. John the Almloner (552-616), Cyprus

Coloring Page for St. John the Almoner

Coloring Page
St. John the Almoner Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

QUOTE: 
"If we are able to enter the church day and night and implore God to hear our prayers, how careful we should be to hear and grant the petitions of our neighbor in need."
-- Saint John the Almoner

April 9 -St. Mary of Egypt (344-421)

Coloring Page for St. Mary of Egypt
Patron of Chastity 

Coloring Page
St. Mary of Egypt Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

More
Read About St. Mary of Egypt(Catholic Online)

April 8 - Ven. Sister Maria Teresa Quevado (1930-1950), Spain

Ven. Sister Maria Teresa Quevado 1930-1950 

Learn about
About (Soldality of our Lady)
About (catholictradition.org)
Quote:
“Am I happy? If you knew how happy I was you would all run to the novitiate tomorrow!”

April 8 - St. Perpetuus (?-490 ), Tours

St. Perpetuus Coloring Page and More

Coloring Page
St. Perpetuus Color (Schola Rosa)

More
Read About (Catholic Online)
Read More (Catholic Encyclopedia)

April 7 - St. Hegesippus (110-180), Jerusalem/Palestine

Father of Church History,  Jewish Convert
Wrote 5 Volumes... in 170 AD...Documented the death of St. James

Coloring Page
St. Hegesippus Coloring Page of the picture above (Schola Rosa)

Handwriting Page
"St. Hegesippus, pray for us."  Handwriting Sheets (manuscript & cursive)

More Good Info
Read About (Catholic Online)
Want to see what he wrote back then ? (170 AD!)
Read his longer bio from the Catholic Encyclopedia

April 6 - Pope St. Celestine I (432)

Coloring and Handwriting Page for St. Celestine I

Coloring Page
St. Celestine I Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

Handwriting Page

About
Long Bio (Catholic Encyclopedia)

St. Celestine I, Pray for Us!


April 5 - St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), Valencia

Patron of Builders, Spanish Dominican, Shining Saint in a Tough Time

Coloring Page

Handwriting Page
"St. Vincent Ferrer, Pray for us,"  Handwriting Sheets

Audio
Audio Story of St. Vincent, or Read About from Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media

Video
St Vincent Ferrer the Angel of the Apocalypse (Sensus Fidelium, 19 min)

April 4 - St. Isidore of Seville (560-632), Spain Patron of the Internet

Coloring and Handwriting Page for St. Isidore of Seville
Spaniard and Patron of the Internet
Coloring Page

Handwriting Page
"St. Isidore of Seville, Pray for us." Handwriting/Copywork Page

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

April 4 - St. Benedict the Moor also called St. Benedict the African (1526-1589), Italy

Handwriting Page and More for St. Benedict the Moor
Born to African Slaves
Franciscan

Handwriting Page

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Video
St. Benedict the Moor (nativeartfacts, 3 min)

More
Read About (Roman Catholic Saints)

St. Benedict, Pray for Us!

April 3 - St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253 ), England

Coloring, Handwriting Page and More for St. Richard of Chichester
Englishman
God let him know the exact place and time when he would die, in advance

Coloring Page

Handwriting  / Copy Work

More
Read About (Catholic Online)
Known for this Prayer:


St. Richard, Pray for Us.



April 2 - St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507), Italy

Coloring Page and more for St. Francis of Paola, Hermit
Founder of Minim Friars

Coloring Page
St. Francis of Paola Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

Audio
St. Francis of Paola Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Other Fun Stuff
St. Francis of Paola Saint Fun Facts (Catholic Online)

January 13 - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (c. AD 30), River Jordan

Coloring Pages and More for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Jesus' Baptism is recorded in all four Gospels

Jesus' Baptism Coloring Pages
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page (Sermon4Kids)
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page 2 (Sermon4Kids)
Jesus Baptism Coloring Page (Bible Fun for Kids)
Various Jesus Baptism/St. John the Baptist Coloring Pages (The Catholic Kid)
St. John the Baptist Coloring Page (Sermons 4 Kids
St. John the Baptist Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Jesus' Baptism Bible Study / Worksheets 
Easy Bible Study: Compare the Four Gospel Accounts (Ave Maria Press)
Jesus' Baptism Worksheets

Free Videos
God's Story: John the Baptist (Crossroads Kids' Club, animated/narrated, 4 min) ** I like this version!
Bible Time: The Birth of John the Baptist (INC Kids, animated/narrated, 2 min)
The Story of Jesus' Baptism (Kids on the Move, animated/narrated, 5 min)
Lego Video (Narrated, Some Dude Named Milan, 4 min)
John the Baptist – Jesus: A Kingdom Without Frontiers, ep. 7 (animated, Mondo TV, 26 min)

Easy Activities - easy peasy
Pray the First Luminous Mystery - Fr. Groeschel audio is beautiful
Dove Craft - no planning required, just need paper and scissors (Blessings Overflowing)
Refill your holy water bottles
Go swimming! Or take a bath and reenact play the Baptism in the Jordan
Printable Baptism of Jesus Spinner from Flame Creative Kids

Crafts (advanced planning required)
Seashell craft from Catholic Inspired
Egg carton craft -> locust from Home Educator Mom


January 1 - Mary, Mother of God

Coloring Pages and More for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mary, Mother of God Coloring Pages
Mary, Mother of God Color (The Catholic Kid)
Mary, Mother of God Color (CMW)

Mary, Mother of God Handwriting
"Mary, Mother of God, pray for us."
    manuscript        cursive

Videos for Kids
Video - "Story of St. Mary" (Saints for Kids, 14 min)

About

Favorite Marion Hymns
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Hail! Holy Queen, Enthroned Above
Regina Coeli (Mozart)

Blue and White Food Ideas for a Mary, Mother of God Party

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.” 
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, #94

January 1 - St. Basil the Great (329-379), Caesarea

St. Basil the Great coloring page and other resources

Coloring Page
Color (Catholic Playground)

St. Basil the Great Quote Copywork
"It is not he who begins well who is perfect. It is he who ends well who is approved in God's sight."
    manuscript      cursive

St. Basil the Great Handwriting
"St. Basil, pray for us."
     manuscript     cursive 

Learn About
About Listen/Read (Franciscan Media)

January 3 - St. Genevieve (422-512), France

Coloring Pages for St. Genevieve and other resources

Coloring Page
Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

St. Genevieve Handwriting
"St. Genevieve, pray for us"
     manuscript      cursive

Learn About
About/Listen (catholic.org)
Short Bio from St. Mary's Press
Longer Bio from St. Peter's List

Video About (Catholic Online, 3 min)

St. Genevieve, pray for us!