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Stories of the Saints, and Costumes!

We are slowly building a collection of picture and chapter books about important figures in church history.  It always amazes me how much children enjoy reading biographies!  Here are a few recommendations from our library:

Saint Valentine – A beautifully illustrated story of a Roman Christian saint; on whom our traditions of Valentine’s Day are based.  The illustrations are done in cut paper mosaic and are very lovely.

Saint Patrick – One of the many faith-based books from author and illustrator Tomie DePoala.

Trial and Triumph – A great compilation of histories of people throughout church history.  Good for older kids.  Be aware there is some mildly anti-Catholic sentiments; but overall an informative and useful book, with stories from the early church through modern times.

If you have a look on Amazon, you will find a larger selection of books, including these that look interesting:

Brigid’s Cloak

Roses in the Snow

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas

The Prayer of Saint Francis

And….if you need some Halloween/Saints Day costumes, be sure to check out Kendra’s posts:

150 Saints costumes

More costumes

Last Minute costumes

Lastly, here is our post with more background on All Saints Day.



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