January 31 - St. John Bosco (1815-1888), Italy

Resources for St. John Bosco
Patron Saint of boys

Coloring Pages
St. John Bosco Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)
St. John Bosco Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Handwriting
"St. John Bosco, pray for us."
      manuscript     cursive
Quote - "Trust all things to the Blessed Sacrament
and to Mary, the Help of Christians, and you will see what miracles are. "
      manuscript     cursive

DVD/Video
Free - Story of St. Don Bosco (15 min, Stories of Saints for Kids!)
Free - St. John Bosco Brother Francis Video (1 min)
Free - Youtube Video, animated (2 min, EWTN/gravasco)


Audio
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (Audio 2 min and short bio)

Learn More
Youtube Video - Discovering Our Saints (CCTNtv. 3 min)
Youtube Video (3 min, Catholic Online)

Quotes
"Walk with your feet on earth, but in your heart, be in heaven." - St. John Bosco

January 29 - Brother Juniper, Servant of God (1210-1258), Italy

Brother Juniper

"Would to God, my brothers, I had a whole forest of such Junipers." 
-St. Francis of Assisi

Copywork (the above quote)
    manuscript      cursive

Comic “Brother Juniper” Based on Him

Books
Children's Book: Brother Juniper (Diane Gibfried)

Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video (2 min, from Breski1)

Additional
Read free The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Chapter on Brother Juniper
Full Book, The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Amazon)
Brother Juniper Comics are wide spread

Brother Juniper, Servant of God, pray for us!

January 28 - St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Italy

Resources for St. Thomas Aquinas, the "Dumb Ox"

Coloring Pages
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Schola Rosa)
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Thomas Aquinas Coloring Page (Coloring Saints)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us."
     manuscript       cursive

Books
Book Footsteps of the Saints L3-Jr. High-Jr. High The Ox Was an Angel: Thomas Aquinas
Vision Book: St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars
TAN/MFW Book St. Thomas Aquinas: The Story of the Dumb Ox

Audio
Saint of the Day from Franciscan Media (Audio, 2 min and short bio)

Videos
Youtube Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)
Youtube Video St. Thomas Aquianas the Angelic Doctor (Animated, 5 min, by University of Santo Tomas)
Fr. Robert Baron on St. Thomas Aquinas 8 min

Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online



January 27 - St. Angela Merici (Italy 1470-1540)

Coloring Pages and more for St. Angela Merici
Foundress of the Ursaline Sisters

Coloring Page
St. Angela Merici Coloring Page (The Catholic Playground)

Handwriting
"St. Angela Merici, pray for us."
     manuscript        cursive

Books
Story of St. Angela Merici - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd - 2nd-3rd, approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size
Along the Paths of the Gospel: St. Angela Merici: Leading People to God-Elementary School, grades 2-5, hardcover, about 70 pages, each by Pauline Books & Media, about $7

Learn More
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video from the Ursaline Sisters (10 min)
Youtube Video (3 min, from Catholic Online)

St. Angela Merici, pray for us!

January 26 - Saints Timothy & Titus (c. 95)

Sts Timothy and Titus Coloring Pages and More

Coloring Pages
St. Timothy Color (Catholic Playground)
St. Timothy Color (Schola Rosa)
St. Timothy with St. Paul Coloring Page
Book of Titus Coloring Page (Ministry-to-Children)

Handrwriting Pages
"St. Timothy and St. Titus, pray for us."
     manuscript    cursive

Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bios)
Video on Youtube (4 min)

Sts. Timothy and Titus, pray for us!

January 25 - Conversion of St. Paul (33-36, Road to Damascus)

St. Paul Coloring Pages and More

“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He asked “Who are you Lord?” The reply came, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city and you will be told what you are to do.” (Acts 9:4-6)

St. Paul Conversion Coloring Pages
Conversion of St. Paul Color Page (The Homely Hours)
Saul becomes Paul Coloring Page (SuperColoring.com)
3-stage St. Paul Conversion Coloring Activity (Ministry-to-Children)

Other St. Paul Coloring Pages
Sts. Peter and Paul Coloring Pagel (Catholic Playground)

Handwriting Pages
"St. Paul, pray for us."

Books
Pauline Book Adventures of St. Paul, age 6-10
Pauline Book Saint Paul: The Thirteenth Apostle, age 8-12
TAN/MFW Book St. Paul The Apostle
St. Paul the Apostle by Father Lovasik
Saint Paul the Apostle: The Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Michelangelo's "Conversion of St. Paul"
Learn More
Saint of the Day Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short background)
Saul to Paul cartoon on Youtube (3 min) for Young Kids (Teaching Jesus for Kids)
Another Paul Conversion video on Youtube - narrated (3 min)
About (Video) Catholic Online 3 min
"St. Paul - Persecutor to Apostle" by Scott Hahn (13 min)
St. Paul of Tarsus by Father Robert Baron (50 min)



Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

January 24 - St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622, France)

St. Francis de Sales Coloring Pages and More

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." - St. Francis de Sales 

Coloring Pages

Handwriting
"St. Francis de Sales, pray for us."
    manuscript      cursive

Books
In the Footsteps of the Saints Series
Proudly We Hail-St Francis de Sales - In the Footsteps of the Saints, Reading Level 2, 4th-5th grade, 90 to 96 pg, paperback, larger font size

Learn More
Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (2 min audio and short bio)
Youtube Video (3 min video from Catholic Online)

Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales Free Audiobook
Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

January 22, Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Pro-life resources for the family

-Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that abortion is legal.
-Norma McCorvey, aka "Roe" became a pro-life advocate and a devout Catholic in 1998

Coloring Pages/Crafts
-3 pro-life coloring pages at prolifekids.com
-Pro-life Hand Crafts for Kids (Catholic Icing)

Books for Little Kids
-Angel in the Waters (Regina Doman), read aloud on Youtube here and the video-version is available on FORMED if you have a membership.
-Horton Hears a Who (Suess)

Kids Movies
Skiff and AJ's Fantastic Voyage (DVD, animated, 36 min.), Free on FORMED if you have a membership
Come What May (good for teens!) - Dove Family Approved

Pro-life Movies for Older Youth and Adults (parental discretion)
Unplanned (2019, 1 hr 50 min)

Activities
-March for Life - 47th Commemoration
Find your local March for Life and participate, or watch the live feeds for the National Right to Life on Friday. If you have little ones, you can always march around your kitchen "for the babies."

YOUNGER KIDS-Check out prolifekids.com, endorsed by Fr. Farank Palone of Priests for Life

TEENS-Check out Standtrue.com, by Priests for Life
Live Abortion Counter

Prayers
Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for the unborn (EWTN)

Beautiful Exerpt from Mother Teresa's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
"And I feel one thing I want to share with you all, the greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent unborn child. For if a mother can murder her own child in her own womb, what is left for you and for me to kill each other? Even in the scripture it is written: Even if mother could forget her child – I will not forget you – I have carved you in the palm of my hand. Even if mother could forget, but today millions of unborn children are being killed. And we say nothing. In the newspapers you read numbers of this one and that one being killed, this being destroyed, but nobody speaks of the millions of little ones who have been conceived to the same life as you and I, to the life of God, and we say nothing, we allow it. To me the nations who have legalized abortion, they are the poorest nations. They are afraid of the little one, they are afraid of the unborn child, and the child must die because they don’t want to feed one more child, to educate one more child, the child must die.
And here I ask you, in the name of these little ones, for it was that unborn child that recognized the presence of Jesus when Mary came to visit Elizabeth, her cousin. As we read in the gospel, the moment Mary came into the house, the little one in the womb of his mother, lift with joy, recognized the Prince of Peace. And so today, let us here make a strong resolution, we are going to save every little child, every unborn child, give them a chance to be born. And what we are doing, we are fighting abortion by adoption, and the good God has blessed the work so beautifully that we have saved thousands of children, and thousands of children have found a home where they are loved, they are wanted, they are cared. We have brought so much joy in the homes that there was not a child, and so today, I ask His Majesties here before you all who come from different countries, let us all pray that we have the courage to stand by the unborn child, and give the child an opportunity to love and to be loved, and I think with God’s grace we will be able to bring peace in the world."


Other
Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood) Disturbing Quotes

January 21 - St. Agnes of Rome (291-304)

Resources for St. Agnes of Rome, Martyr

- Suffered martyrdom at age 13!
- One of the best known and highly regarded of the Roman martyrs. Her name is still retained in the First Eucharistic Prayer.

- St. Ambrose said, "She went to the place of execution more cheerlfully than others go to their wedding."
- Patron Saint of young girls, rape survivors, and the Children of Mary
- Lamb symbolizes innocence. Like other martyrs, the palm branches symbolize martyrdom

Coloring Pages for St. Agnes

St. Agnes Colorng Page - "Y" is for Ynez/Agnes" (Saints to Color)
St. Agnes Coloring Page (SuperColoring)

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

Books
St. Agnes is one of the stories shared in Golden Legend of Young Saints by Henri Daniel-Rops (age 10 and up), available on FORMED if you have a membership.

Free Youtube Videos
The Story of St. Agnes (Stories of Saints, Christian Kids TV, animated, 10 min)
Youtube Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

Learn More About
Audio - Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media (Audio, 2 min & read about)

Lamb Paper Plate Craft Ideas
Lamb Paper Plate Craft, need a paper plate and print out this template (freekidscrafts.com)
Lamb Paper Plate Craft with cotton balls (dltk-kids)
Lamb Paper Plate Craft with cotton balls, black constr. paper, and clothes pins, also those google eyes I don't have the eyes so we'll make those out of construction paper, too. (kidfriendlythingstodo.com)

Food Ideas
Anything Lamb as the lamb is Agnes' symbol
Lamb's Wool Cotton Candy ($2/bag from Christian Dollar Store)
St. Agnes Food Ideas from Catholic Cuisine, this St. Agnes Little Lamb Popcorn Bags is easy!



Prayers
Novena to St. Agnes, begin January 13

St. Agnes, pray for us!

January 20 - St. Sebastian (256-287, France / Italy)

Resources for St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes and Soldiers

St. Sebastian Coloring Pages
St. Sebastian Coloring Page -St. Fabian & Sebastian (Schola Rosa)
St. Sebastian Coloring Page (Paper Dali)

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

Free Videos about St. Sebastian
Christian Kids Video, animated, 15 min
Quick Video (CCTN tv, 2 min)

Books
"A Story of St. Sebastian" - Footsteps of the Saints Level 1- 2nd-3rd, approx 32 pg, paperback, double spacing, larger font size
The Dauntless Christian: A Story of St. Sebastian and the Roman Martyrs 76 pages, chapter book, larger font, 4th grade on up/middle-school

Learn More
About/Listen (Saint of the Day, Franciscan Media)
Nice Article with Fun Facts (The Catholic Company)

Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

St. Sebastian, pray for us!

January 17 - Our Lady of Pontmain (1871), France

Resources for Our Lady of Pontmain
Our Lady of Pontmain Coloring Book
Mary Fabyan Windeatt

The Blessed Virgin Mary's appeared in 1871 to several children in Pontmain, France, in 1870. She seemed to bring a message of the power of the Holy Cross and showed her special approval of the title, Mother of Hope.

Coloring
Coloring Page (La Fleur de Lys too)
Catholic Story Coloring Book (on Amazon around $5, updated from B&N $6)

Handwriting Pages
"Our Lady of Pontmain, pray for us."
     manuscript   cursive

Our Lady Comes to Pontmain
Mary's Books
Book(s)

Learn More
About (Roman Catholic Saints)
About (Mary Pages)


Have a Blessed Virgin Mary Party


Our Lady of Pontmain, pray for us!

January 17 - St. Anthony, Abbot (Egypt, 251-356)

Resources for St. Anthony, Abbot

St. Anthony, Abbot
Coloring

Handwriting Pages
"St. Anthony, Abbot, pray for us."
    manuscript     cursive

Learn More
Video/About (Franciscan Friars, 8 min)
Read About (Catholic Online)
Saint Fun Facts from Catholic Online

St. Anthony, Abbot, pray for us!


January 15 - Our Lady of Banneux (Belgium, 1933)

Resources for Our Lady of Banneux
"Our Lady of the Poor"
Our Lady of Banneux

The Blessed Mother appeared at Banneux, Belgium in 1933 to 11 year old Mariette Beco, during which she called herself the "Virgin of the Poor," saying "I have come to relieve suffering."

Coloring
Catholic Story Coloring Book ($4.50 at TAN)
Our Lady of Banneux
Catholic Story Coloring Book from TAN/Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Handwriting Pages
"Our Lady of Banneux, pray for us."
   manuscript      cursive

Learn More
GREAT Audio Story on Youtube (Sensus Fidelium, 52 min)
Quick Youtube Video (Aletiea, 3 min)
About (Roman Catholic Saints)
About (Mary Pages)

Have a Blessed Virgin Mary Party

Our Lady, of Banneux, pray for us!

January 14 - Infant of Prague (16th Century), Czech Republic

Infant Jesus of Prague Devotion
Praying to the Infant Jesus in times of financial troubles or worry is a common practice.

Coloring Page
Infant Jesus of Prague Coloring Page (supercoloring.com)

Book
A Story of the Infant Jesus of Prague L1-2nd/3rd

History
Video - Brief History (Sensus Fidelium, 9 min)
History of the miracle, and it's growing devotion (League of the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague)

Novena / Prayers
Novena (thesacredheart.com)
Printable Novena, pdf (christian-miracles.com)










January 13 - St. Hilary of Potiers (310-367), France

Resources for St. Hilary of Potiers
-Doctor of the Church
-Convert
-Called “the Athanasius of the west.” Presented a case for the Trinity, the divinity of the Son, and the incarnation.
Learn About
About St. Hilary (Catholic Online/Apostleship of Prayer, 2 min)
Seven of St. Hilary's Best Quotes Article












St. Hilary, pray for us!