December 9 - St. Juan Diego (1474-1548), Guadalupe/Mexico

Resources for St. Juan Diego

Coloring Pages
St. Juan Diego Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Juan Diego with Tilma Coloring Page (St. Anne's Helper)
Color (The Catholic Kid)
Color (SJTB)
Color – Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Playground)
Color - Our Lady of Guadalupe (Paper Dali)

Coloring Book For Purchase
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Story Coloring Book

Video - DVD
DVD CCC Video Juan Diego Messenger of Guadalupe 

Video - Documentary
St. Juan Diego (Catholic Online, 4 min)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Books
Pauline Book Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, ages 8-12 
In the Footsteps of the Saints A Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Level 1/2nd-3rd grade
Catholic Story Coloring Book

Activity
Start a pinata (idea from Catholic Family Celebrations), as it takes a little time to make/dry/paint, it will be ready for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!!!

December 9 - Ven. Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), USA

Resources for Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

Coloring Pages
Fulton J. Sheet Quote on Humility / Coloring Page (Look at Him and be Radiant)

Video - Documentary
The Life of Fulton Sheen - Animated (Caflicks, 4 min) - mediocre video but good info

** All things (whole lesson plan - teaching, activities, etc.) Fulton Sheen by Look at Him and be Radiant ** -> SERIOUSLY AMAZING AND THOROUGH

Food
Bishop Fulton Sheen Meatloaf

December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Resources for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation

Coloring Pages
Activities, Projects
Watch a Mary Movie, like Fatima or Lourdes
Throw a Mary Party - or just make a blue dessert!
Make white food or dessert
Make a Mary Candle

Novena
Immaculate Conception Novena (EWTN)

Mary, The Immaculate Conception, pray for us!

December 7 - St. Ambrose (340-397), Milan/Rome

Resources for St. Ambrose
Patron of Bookkeepers
St. Ambrose had a huge influence on St. Augustine

Coloring Pages
St. Ambrose Coloring Page (The Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day - Saint Ambrose (Franciscan Media)

Video - Documentary
St. Ambrose (Catholic Online, 4 min)

Movie
Restless Heart (Ignatius Press) - a  movie primarily about St. Augustine's conversion, but St. Ambrose is a central character as well and it portrays the significant rose Ambrose had on Augustine in bringing him to the Faith.
DVD from Amazon
Available free on Formed (streaming)

Activity
Bees have been associated with St. Ambrose, because of a legend that his father found his infant son's face covered with bees. This was taken as a sign of his future eloquence, or speaking with a "honeyed tongue."
- Put honey on your toast today!
- Make a beeswax cande

Saint Fun Facts! (Catholic Online)

St. Ambrose, Pray for Us!

December 6 - St. Nicholas (?- 343), Myra

Resources for St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Patron Saint of Children

Coloring Pages
Life of St. Nicholas Color Book - 16 pages (St. Nicholas Center)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (SJTB)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (The Catholic Kid)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (Page (Catholic Playground)
St. Nicholas Coloring Page (MyJessetree.com)
Veggie Tales St. Nicholas Coloring Page

Videos - Streaming
FREE from Saint Stories for Kids St. Nicholas Part 1  St. Nicholas Part 2
CCC - St. Nicholas Free if you have Formed.org

Videos - DVD

Activities/Projects

St. Nicholas, Pray for Us!

December 4 - St. Barbara (? -235), Greece

Resources for St. Barbara
patron of architects
invoked against lightning

Coloring Pages
St. Barbara Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Videos
Documentary Video About St. Barbara (Catholic Online, 3 min)

Cartoon
Saint Fun Facts (Catholic Online)

Activities
Build your gingerbread house today as St. Barbara is the patron of architects.

St. Barbara, Pray for Us!


December 4 - St. John Damascene (676-749), Damascus

Resources for St. John Damascene
Severed Hand was Restored

According to tradition, a Muslim caliph unjustly ordered that Saint John’s right hand should be cut off and hung up for public display. Saint John Damascene wrote in defense of sacred icons and was thus against the iconoclasts. Emperor Leo falsely accused the saint of treachery, and his hand was taken as punishment. Some days after this despicable act took place, Saint John prayed for the restoration of his hand so that he could continue to write in defense of icons. Saint John prayed fervently before the icon of the Blessed Virgin, and fell asleep in prayer. During his sleep the Mother of God reattached his hand to restore the saint.

Coloring Pages
St. John Damascene Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

St. John Damascene, Pray for Us!

December 3 - St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Navarre France

Resources St. Francis Xavier - missionary
St. Francis Xavier (from Wikipedia)

Coloring Pages
St. Francis Xavier Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)

Videos
FREE Story of St. Francis Xavier (Story of Saints for Kids)
DVD CCC: Francis Xavier and the Samurai’s Lost Treasure

Audio
Saint of the Day (Franciscan Media)

Books
Vision Book: St. Francis and the Seven Seas
A Story of St. Francis Xavier: (Footsteps of the Saints Level 1-2nd/3rd grade)

Activities
Make a boat with legos or paper
St. Francis Xavier, Pray for Us!

December 3 - St. Emma of Lesum (? - 1038), Germany

St. Emma (from Catholic Online)
Resources for celebrating St. Emma's Feast Day

Coloring Pages
St. Emma Coloring Page (Catholic Playground)


Documentary Videos
St. Emma Video (Catholic Online, 3 min)

St. Emma, Pray for Us!

December 1 - Ven. Leo Papin Dupont (1797-1876), France

Resources for Venerable Leo Papin Dupont
Ven. Leo Papin Dupont from Wiki
"The Holy Man of Tours"

Learn About
Read Article from Roman Catholic Saints

Book(s)
Book Footsteps of the Saints L2-4th/5th gr Show Us Your Face: A Story of Ven. Leo Papin Dupont

December 1 - Fr. Abram J. Ryan (1838-1886), USA

Resources for Fr. Abram J. Ryan - priest, poet, patriot
Father Abram Ryan (wikipedia)
"Poet Priest of the South"

Learn About
Article from Catholicism.org

Books
Fold It Gently: A Story of Father Abram Ryan Footsteps of the Saints L2- for 4th/5th grade 

December 1 - St. Edmond Campion (1540-1581), England

Resources for St. Edmond Campion - Jesuit, martyr

Coloring Pages

Documentary Videos
St. Edmond Campion Video Youtube  (popesprayerusa, 2 min)

Books
Vision Book: Edmond Campion

St. Edmond Campion, Pray for Us!

November 29 - St. Saturninus (250), France

Resources for St. Saturninus (Sernin)
Martyr

"One day they seized him and on his unshakeable refusal to sacrifice to the idols they condemned him be tied by the feet to a bull which dragged him about the town until the rope broke. Two Christian women piously gathered up the remains and buried them in a deep ditch, that they might not be profaned by the pagans. His successors, Sts. Hilary and Exuperius, gave him more honourable burial. A church was erected where the bull stopped. It still exists, and is called the church of the Taur (the bull)."
St. Saturninus (Catholic Encyclopedia)

Start your Immaculate Conception Novena today. Feast Day December 8th.

St. Saturninus, pray for us!

December Feast Days

Month of the Divine Infancy

Advent Begins December 1
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Day
Saint Name
Patron/ess of
Country
Calendar
Dec 1
Abram J. Ryan, Fr. 1838-1886
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USA

Dec 1
Press
England
H
Dec 1
St. Eligius 588-661
Metalworkers, Jewelers
France
H
Dec 1
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France

Dec 2
St. Bibiana c. 300
Single Women
Rome
T
Dec 3
Roman Catholic Diocese of Gurk
Germany

Dec 3
Foreign Missions
France
NT
Dec 4
St. Barbara ? -235
Architects
Greece
T
Dec 4
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Damascus
N
Dec 4
St. Peter Chrysologus 450
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Italy
T
Dec 5
St. Sabbas 532
---
Cappadocia
T
Dec 5
St. Gerald 1109
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Spain
H
Dec 6
St. Nicholas ?- 343
Children, Pawnbrokers, mariners, Russia
Asia Minor, modern day Turkey
NT
Dec 7
St. Ambrose 340-397
Candlemakers
Rome (Milan)
NT
Dec 8
USA
Nazareth
T
Dec 9

USA

Dec 9
St. Juan Diego 1474-1548
Indigenous People
Mexico (Guadalupe)
N
Dec 9
St. Leocadia 304
Toledo, Spain
Spain
H
Dec 10
St. Melchiades 304
Cave Explorers
Rome
T
Dec 10
Aviators
Italy
H
Dec 10
St. Romaric 653
---
Austrasia (Frankish)
H
Dec 11
St. Damascus 384
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Italy (Rome)
NT
Dec 11
Our Lady, Queen of Angels 1212
---
Paris
H
Dec 12
Americas, the Unborn
Mexico (Guadalupe)
NT
Dec 13
St. Lucy ?-304
Blind, Italy, Syracuse
Italy (Sicily)
NT
Dec 13
St. Odilia 720
Alsace, against blindess
Alsace
H
Dec 14
Contemplatives, Mystics, Spanish poets
Spain (Avila)
N
Dec 14
Sts Nicasius  & Eutropia, his sister c 400
Small pox victims
France (Rheims)
H
Dec 14
St. Venantius Fortunatus 605
Eye ailments
France
H
Dec 15
St. Christiana/Nino 296-335
Millers, people with mental disorders, mental health workers
Georgia (Russia)
H
Dec 16
St. Eusebius of Vercelli 371
Vercelli
Vercelli
T
Dec 16
St. Adelaide 931-999
---
Italy
T
Dec 16
Sts. Ananias, Azarius, & Misael 7th C BC
Babylonian names were Sidrach, Abdenago and Misach
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Judah
H
Dec 17
St. Olympian c 410
---
Nicomedia
H
Dec 17
St. Lazarus 1st century
Lepers and against Leprosy
Bethany (near Jerusalem)
H
Dec 18
St. Gatian 3rd century
---
Tours
H
Dec 19
St. Urban V  1310-1390
Architects, Educators
Benedictines, Missionaries
France
H
Dec 20
St. Dominic of Silos 1073
Captives
Spain
H
Dec 20
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Mesopotamia
H
Dec 21
St. Thomas, the Apostle
architects; blind people; construction workers; theologians; and against doubt.
Galilee (Roman Empire)
T
Dec 21

Holland
N
Dec 22
Immigrants
USA (Chicago)
T
Dec 22
Sts. Chaeremon & Ischyrion 3rd century, martyrs
---
Egypt
H
Dec 23
St. John of Kanty 1473
Poland
Poland
N
Dec 23
St. Yvo of Chartres 1115
Canonists
France
H
Dec 23
St. Servulus, beggar 590
People with Disabilities, especially Cerebral Palsy
Rome
H
Dec 24
Sts. Adam & Eve
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Eden
H

Calendar:
H - Historical
N-New
T - Traditional