All Saints’ Day

By Kristen Bourgeois

Our Catholic faith is so vibrant and is meant to be woven throughout our daily lives.  One of the many benefits of living out our faith daily is a more meaningful holy day.

We are a homeschooling family, and I incorporate learning about our faith into our curriculum. This school year, I have added a saint story time. There are so many great resources to choose, and we have several books on the saints.

One of our favorites is “Stories of the Saints,” written by Carey Wallace and illustrated by Nick Thornborrow. The illustrations are beautiful and captivate my children. Another favorite is the audio stories from Shining Light Dolls paired with their coloring pages of each saint.

As I introduce the saints to my children, I can’t help but be encouraged myself on hearing these stories of others who lived out their faith. Some days I need a reminder, from St. Therese of Lisieux that my vocation is love or from Mother Teresa that loving my neighbor is how I love God.

Celebrating All Saints’ Day is so much more rewarding when we walk with the saints each day. The life of a saint is not a pretend storybook story, but one of struggle, heartache, and, yes, some joy that comes from walking with our crosses.

All holy men and women, pray for us!

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