Saturday, January 24, 2015

St. Francis de Sales


St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales (1567 - 1622) was the Bishop of Geneva in Switzerland. He lived in a time when the Church was divided between different groups who taught contradicting ideas. He was a great preacher and writer who brought many people back to the Catholic Church. His writings have helped many grow in holiness and spirituality. He is the patron saint of writers and journalists because he made extensive use of flyers and books. His feast day is on 24 January.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

St. Agnes


St. Agnes
St. Agnes (291 – 304) was a young girl from Rome who promised God her life. When the Roman governor wanted her to marry his son, she refused to break her promise to God. So she was tortured and killed, and she was only thirteen! She remained joyful at her death knowing she would see God soon. St. Agnes is often shown with a lamb because her name sounds like ‘agnus’ which means ‘lamb’ in Latin, and Jesus is the Lamb of God! St. Agnes is the patron saint of little girls. Her feast day is on 21 January.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian
St. Sebastian (256 – 283) was a Roman soldier who believed in Jesus during a time when it was a crime to do so. In the army, he helped Christian prisoners and converted many others. When St. Sebastian's faith was discovered he was tied to a tree to be shot at with arrows. He survived and denounced the Emperor for his cruelty towards Christians. He was eventually put to death for this. St. Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and archers. His feast day is on 20 January.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Saints A to Z Cards




Happy Saints A to Z Cards is a set of alphabet cards that features cute artworks of 26 beloved patron saints from A to Z, colorfully illustrated in full length and accompanied by short, simple biographies. 


Available as a Cards + eBook bundle.
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

St. Anthony the Great

St. Anthony the Great
St. Anthony the Great (251 – 356) was an Egyptian hermit who left everything to stay in the desert and spend time with God. He was one of the first to live an ascetic life in prayer, fasting and penance. It was said that a pig followed him everywhere as he was once a swineherd! He was often attacked by demons. Many people visited St. Anthony and received healing and miracles. St. Anthony was also called the Father of Monks because his way of life inspired many people to become monks. His feast day is on 17 January.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Saints eBook 1



This is the classic ebook that continues to be a bestseller today. Featuring 15 popular Catholic saints in ready-to-print illustrations, it is widely used in parishes, classrooms and homes throughout the world. For non-commercial use only.

Includes:
St. Alphonsus Liguori
St. Augustine
St. Benedict of Nursia
St. Bernadette Soubirous
St. Faustina Kowalska
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. John Paul II
St. John Vianney
St. Monica
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
St. Teresa of Avila
Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Each saint is presented in ready-to-print posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges.

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St. Paul the Hermit

St. Paul the Hermit
St. Paul the Hermit (228 – 341) was the first hermit to spend a long time with God alone in the desert. It started when he hid in cave away from Roman enemies. St. Paul decided to stay there as he loved the solitude and time alone with God. He wore palm leaves for clothing and a crow brought food for him! Another hermit, St. Anthony the Great, visited him and later returned to bury him when he died. Two lions turned up to help bury St. Paul! His feast day is on 15 January.

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