April 29 | St. Catherine of Siena (1380), France

St. Catherine of Siena Resources
Doctor of the Church
Patron Saint of Italy and against fires


Coloring Pages
St. Catherine of Siena Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Catherine of Siena Coloring Pages (Industriousfamily.com)

Book
St. Catherine, TAN/Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Grades 4-8 and up, individual books priced $8-$13

Youtube Videos
St. Catherine of Siena (My Catholic Family EWTN)
St. Catherine of Siena (Catholic Sainits for Kids, 25 min)

Video / DVD
St. Catherine of Siena (My Catholic Family EWTN)

St. Catherine, pray for us!


Apr 25 | St. Mark the Evangelist (d.68)

Resources for St. Mark the Evangelist
Gospel Writer
Founder of Church in Alexandria

Pictured w/ winged lion because at the beginning of his Gospel, Saint Mark presents "a voice of one crying out in the desert," as if the roar of a lion (Mark 1:3), 


Coloring Page
St. Mark Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)

Learn More
About (Catholic Online)

St. Mark, pray for us!

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)
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St. Encratis, pray for us!

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

Resources for St. Paternus, Hermit

His life, documented in the Vita Sancti Paterni (written in the 12th century!)  On pilgrimage to Jerusalem with St. David and St. Teilo, all three bishops acquired the gift of tongues so that whomever they spoke to understood them in his own language.

Coloring Page

About
Read About (Catholic Online)
St. Paternus, pray for us!

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.

St. Benezet, pray for us!

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)

St. Hermenegild, 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)

St. Fidelis, pray for us!

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)

St. Julius, pray for us!

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)

St. Bademus, pray for us!

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

St. John, the Almoner, pray for us!

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)

St. Mary of Egypt, pray for us!