Monday, October 5, 2015

St. Faustina Kowalska

St. Faustina Kowalska
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905 - 1938) was a Polish nun who saw Jesus and received messages from Him. Jesus wanted to tell the world that He is the Divine Mercy. God will never reject anyone who believes in His Mercy. St. Faustina’s confessor told her to write these messages down in a diary. An artist also painted a picture of Jesus as St. Faustina described. Both painting and diary continue to tell of God’s loving Mercy to people everywhere today. Her feast day is on 5 October.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a rich Italian’s son who led a carefree life. As a soldier, he was taken prisoner by enemies for a year. After his release, he heard Jesus calling him to rebuild God’s House. St. Francis sold everything and went around preaching about Jesus. He had a group of followers whom became the Franciscans. St. Francis loved all of God’s creation. He even preached to the birds! He is the patron saint of animals. His feast day is on 4 October. 

Art from 'Happy Saints eBook 1'

Meet St. Francis in the new Happy Saints Activity eBook’!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Month of the Rosary

October is the Month of the Rosary!
The ‘Happy Saints Holy Rosary eBook’ is a great way to make Rosary activities fun and educational for your home, parish or school! The ebook features printable posters, cards and badges of all Mysteries of the Rosary.

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels
2 October

Angel of God, my guardian dear 
To Whom His love commits me here 
Ever this day be at my side 
To light and guard, to rule and guide. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux
St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 - 1897) was a French girl who wanted to become a nun at a young age, inspired by her sisters who were nuns. She joined the Carmelites at 15, living a quiet cloistered life. After her death at 24, her memoirs were published. She wrote that we serve God not only in great works but also in small things. Her teachings have inspired many people for generations. She is the patron saint of missionaries. Her feast day is on 1 October.    

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

St. Jerome

St. Jerome
St. Jerome (347 - 420) was a scholar who translated the Bible into Latin from Hebrew and Greek. He was a hot-tempered man but he was also greatly aware of his own sins and God’s forgiveness. His translation of the Bible, known as the ‘Latin Vulgate’, was the official text of the Catholic Church for many years. Eventually, St. Jerome lived in a cave in Bethlehem and spent his life in prayer, penance and study. He is the patron saint of librarians. His feast day is on 30 September.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Canonization of Sts. Louis & Zélie Martin

Getting ready for the Canonization of 
(Parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux) on Oct 18? 

Celebrate the occasion with Happy Saints eBook 8, featuring their caricatures in high quality printable posters, badges, cards and coloring pages!