Friday, August 28, 2020

St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Bishop and Doctor of the Church • Feast Day August 28

Art from Happy Saints Vol 1 eBook



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Thursday, August 27, 2020

St. Monica

St. Monica (331 - 387)

Mother of St. Augustine, patron saint of wives, mothers and wayward children, feast day August 27

Artworks from Happy Saints Beatitudes eBook



Happy Saints eBooks feature printable faith-formation resources for children and all ages, with delightful cartoon artworks of Patron Saints, Bible Studies, Christian Devotions & Liturgical Calendars in printable PDF posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions. They make great religious teaching tools for priests, pastors, parents, teachers, catechists and families! Find out more at www.happysaints.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

St. Louis IX

 Happy Feast Day, St. Louis IX!



Happy Saints eBooks feature printable faith-formation resources for children and all ages, with delightful cartoon artworks of Patron Saints, Bible Studies, Christian Devotions & Liturgical Calendars in printable PDF posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions. They make great religious teaching tools for priests, pastors, parents, teachers, catechists and families! Find out more at www.happysaints.com



Monday, August 24, 2020

St. Bartholomew

 

Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle

The Apostles of Christ are often portrayed carrying some deadly weapons. Put them together and they appear like a bunch of thugs... far from that, the weapons are actually the instruments of their martyrdom, very much like the cross used to crucify Jesus.

St. Bartholomew (Feast Day: August 24) was martyred by being flayed alive, which is why he is often depicted with the knife used to torture him. Sometimes he is depicted as a skinless person holding his, um, skin. Happy feast day!

Artwork: Happy Saints Apostles & Evangelists eBook


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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Queenship of Mary

 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 22)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen

Artworks from 'Happy Saints Mother Mary' eBook



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Thursday, August 20, 2020

NEW! Happy Saints Vol 13 & 14 eBooks

30 new patron saints cartoon artworks for delightful faith formation!

Available at www.happysaints.com

Happy Saints Vol 13 features: St. Agnes of Assisi, St. Andrew Dung Lac, St. Bede the Venerable, St. Cristóbal Magallanes, St. Edward the Confessor, St. Ephrem of Syria, St. Gregory the Great, St. Justin Martyr, St. Laura Montoya, St. Margaret of Antioch, St. María Natividad Venegas de La Torre, St. Peter Chanel, St. Pius X, St. Sabina & St. Seraphia

Happy Saints Vol 14 features: St. Adelaide, St. Agatha Lin, St. Basil the Great, St. Casilda, St. Casimir, St. Columba, St. Gregory of Nazianzus, St. John Cassian, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, St. Odilia, St. Paula Frassinetti, St. Peregrine, St. Polycarp, St. Teresa of the Andes & St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

Available at www.happysaints.com

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 ‘And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars.’ - Revelation 12:1

Art: Happy Saints Rosary eBook

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sitting with the Saints at Catholic High

Check this out! ‘Sitting with the Saints’ is an initiative by Catholic High School Singapore to get their students to know the Saints while at the same time sitting at safe distances in the chapel during the pandemic. The Happy Saints artworks are certainly fun and delightful ways to engage our young people! Artworks from happysaints.com.



Tuesday, August 11, 2020

St. Clare & the Eucharistic Miracle of Assisi

 Happy Feast Day of St. Clare! Here's a story about her!

St. Clare & the Eucharistic Miracle of Assisi

1240 A.D... St. Clare's beloved town of Assisi was on the brink of an invasion by Saracen mercenaries. The invaders came towards the monastery at the edge of town, preparing to plunder it. St. Clare stood at the gates holding the Blessed Sacrament in the Monstrance. The invaders were struck by fear at the sight of the Eucharist and fled without delay!


Art: ‘Happy Saints Eucharistic Miracles’ eBook

Friday, August 7, 2020

2010 TO 2020: 10 YEARS OF HAPPY SAINTS

Dear Friends, 


Today marks the 10th year since the Happy Saints project started. The first blog post appeared on August 7, 2010. Happy Saints began as a side project to create contemporary illustrations of Patron Saints that appeal to the digital generation. Since then, it has become a full-time endeavor and has generated over 300 Happy Saints, and a substantial catalog of educational resources used by churches, schools and homes everywhere. 


I want to thank everyone for your support, prayers and patronage without which Happy Saints would not sustained for so long. I ask God to bless all of you and may His Light guide you through these turbulent times to emerge stronger in faith and hope.


As we move forward, I ask for your continued prayers and support to keep the Happy Saints going and inspire more young people to learn about the treasures of our Faith.


God bless everyone!

Victor



Thursday, August 6, 2020

Prayer for Lebanon

Prayer for Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon, pray for the victims of the terrible explosions in Beirut, for their families; and for Lebanon so that through the dedication of all its social, political and religious elements, it might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing. Amen.*


*Prayer adapted from Pope Francis’ message during his General Audience on August 5, 2020

Transfiguration of the Lord

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration!
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.” Matthew 17: 5

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A Fridge Full of Saints!

Check out this collection of Happy Saints badges from Connie Viner! Connie has been a long time supporter of this project, and I believe she either gets the badges from the Happy Saints merch store, or make her own pins using the artworks from the Happy Saints ebooks. The whole collection is probably here, arranged in alphabetical order no doubt. There's even a corner at the top right to highlight the Saint of the Day!
Thank you for keeping the Happy Saints going, and may the Lord bless you, Connie ^_^