How’s your saintly knowledge? From our colleagues at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly comes a fun quiz that will test your knowledge of the saints. From saintly husbands and wives, to young saints, to pope saints, sharpen up your pencils, shiny up your halo and have fun!
“It is the King of Heaven who sends me,” Joan told the commander of the French army, “and if you will follow my banner, God will help you break the siege of Orléans.”
Meet Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped in 1876 from her loving family in Sudan at age seven and sold into slavery! Can you imagine how scared she must have felt? This horrible experience made her completely forget her name. Her kidnappers renamed her Bakhita, which means “fortunate one.” Online you’ll find her complete story and an activity for your Catholic kids.
Let the stories of these five pro-life saints inspire you to continue building a culture of life in your home. Links to great resources to get you started celebrating with your kids.
Can you guess which saint was the first to be born in America? Not many can. If you had told this saint as little girl that she would become Catholic, she probably would have laughed at you.
Elizabeth Ann grew up in a very strong Protestant family. They would have very little to do with anyone Catholic. Back then many people would judge you by what religion you were, not by your actions. Imagine choosing not to play with another kid just because he wasn’t your same religion! Her feast day is January 4. Read about St. Elizabeth’s story online.