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Catholic Activity: Saint of the Month

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  • Saints' biographies
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  • 6+
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This family activity gives children a greater devotion to the saints of the Church.

DIRECTIONS

There are more Saints in heaven than stars in the sky—but how little we know about them! Why not have a Saint-of-the-month study club at home? By choosing one Saint, and gathering painstakingly whatever information we can find about his life and work, we will be able to picture him to our children, making him very live and real. And because it is fascinating, the title will soon become the Saint-of-the-week.

Let us however be conscientious, depending not solely on the nineteenth century accounts, that "romanticize" until the reality of the Saint is done away with; nor indeed, on the modernistic ones that lack dignity and reverence and have the slang "of the gang of our block", under the apparent belief that children will like them that way. I do not believe in that. If the real sources cannot be sought, there is always the missal with its introductory remarks, and the great Gospel and Epistle that have been chosen for each Saint of the Church. In a year's time we shall have gathered quite a wealth we will never lose.

Activity Source: Our Children's Year of Grace by Therese Mueller, Pio Decimo Press, St. Louis, Missouri, 1955

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