The beauty of the Catholic Church can be experienced through the celebration of the Feast Days of the Saints.
Saints were ordinary people who loved God with all their hearts, mind and soul. The lived out their lives and some even sacrificed their lives for being witnesses to the faith.
10 Saints to Learn About in December
In December, we look at the lives of 10 Saints who loved Jesus Christ. I have included a video for each Saint to help you and your children learn a little about each of these 10 Saints.
I personalized the All Saints Day note-booking page that I shared last month for each of this month’s featured Saints. I grouped them together in one convenient downloadable notebook.
Please don’t feel like you have to celebrate every Feast Day. Choose the ones that you and your children resonate the most with and have fun with it.
December 3 – Saint Francis Xavier
Saint Francis Xavier was a great missionary and is the patron saint of foreign missions. He was also one of the first Jesuits.
To learn more about his life, here is a short video of the Story of Saint Francis Xavier.
December 6 – Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas is probably one of the most famous of all Saints. His Feast Day is celebrated around the world. The Saint Nicholas Center has resources, activities, stories and ideas for celebrating this awesome Feast Day.
The video below is the first part of a 2-part series on the real Saint Nicholas.
December 7- Saint Ambrose
December 8 – Immaculate Conception
There are so many video and movies about Mary, but I think you will especially enjoy this one explaining the Immaculate Conception.
December 9 – Saint Juan Diego
The next two Feast Days are directly related. We often celebrate by eating Mexican food and reading books about Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Paper Dali has some awesome colouring pages and an amazing Tilma to colour. She explains the symbols and colours as they relate to the miracle that happened in Guadalupe.
December 13 – Saint Lucy
Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated around the world. In Sweden they celebrate the dark time of the year with Saffron buns. Here is a free Saint Lucy Paper Doll and a video for you to enjoy.
December 14 – Saint John of the Cross
Saint John of the Cross was a Carmelite and is now a doctor of the church. Here is a colouring page from Catholic Playground and a short video on the life of St. John of the Cross.
December 26 – Saint Stephan
Saint Stephen was one of the first deacons of the Catholic Church and is known as the first Christian martyr. Here is a colouring page and a video to help your children learn about this hero of the faith.
December 27 – Saint John the Apostle
Saint John is also known as the beloved apostle and the evangelist. Here is a colouring page and the first of two videos on the Story of Saint John.
I hope that you and your children enjoy learning about these 10 Saints. Do you celebrate the saints each month. Which of these 10 Saints is your favorite. I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and share this post with your friends.