Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly. But when he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She shall give birth to a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins.” - Matthew 1:18-21
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Friday, March 17, 2017
St. Patrick (c. 400AD) came from a rich Roman-British family and was kidnapped by pirates to be sold as a slave in Ireland. He escaped years later but returned to tell the Irish about Jesus, using simple things like the Shamrock leaf to explain about the Holy Trinity! St. Patrick became Ireland's first Bishop, leaving a legacy for the island to become the great center of Catholic faith and mission for centuries. His feast day is on 17 March.
Posted by Victor Teh at 9:43 AM
Monday, March 13, 2017
Happy Quotes eBook is a special edition Happy Saint PDF ebook featuring 20 cute artworks with Bible-inspired quotes in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for all occasions. Fun and colorful cartoons help to bring out the meaning of favorite scripture verses. They are a great way to get your family, school or parish to love the Bible and they make great gifts to encourage and inspire others!
Posted by Victor Teh at 3:19 PM
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Here are some great printable Happy Saints ebooks for Lent and Easter!
Posted by Victor Teh at 11:42 PM
St. Frances of Rome (1384 – 1440) was an Italian mother and mystic, or a person who experienced God supernaturally. Although she desired to become a nun, she accepted a marriage in obedience to her family. Her marriage was a happy one but much suffering came later. St. Frances lost two children to the plague and her husband was badly wounded by war. She helped the poor and sick, turning her house into a hospital. It was said that she could see her guardian angel who directed and protected her in her actions. Because of this, St. Frances is the patron saint of auto-mobile drivers. She is also the patroness of Benedictine Oblates. Her feast day is on 9 March.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
St. John of God (1496 – 1550) was a soldier from Portugal who repented his sinful life at 40 and decided to serve God. He went to Africa but later returned to Spain where he helped out in a religious goods store. He was inspired by a sermon by St. John of Avila who also advised him to help the sick and needy. St. John of God went on to set up a house to attend to the poor. Many people started following him and he soon founded the Brothers Hospitallers who care for the sick in many hospitals today. St. John of God is the patron saint of hospitals and booksellers. His feast day is on 8 March.
Posted by Victor Teh at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity (3rd Century AD) lived in North Africa in a time when Christians were persecuted. St. Perpetua was a noble woman and St. Felicity was her slave. When St. Perpetua was arrested for being a Christian, her father begged her to renounce her faith but she refused to. Her slave, St. Felicity was also arrested for being a Christian and she gave birth to a child in prison. Both saints were martyred with many other Christians in a stadium. St. Perpetua and St. Felicity’s feast day is on 7 March.
Posted by Victor Teh at 9:18 AM
Friday, March 3, 2017
St. Katharine Drexel (1858 – 1955) came from a rich American family. Although she had a privileged life, she used all her wealth to help others, especially Native Americans and African-Americans. St. Katharine established the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, an order of nuns who help oppressed people. She founded many schools and missions with her own money. She had great love for Jesus in the Eucharist and believed in the unity of all peoples. Her feast day is on 3 March.
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