Feasts & Seasons :: Our December Book Basket

by | Dec 4, 2014 | Books, Picture Books, Saint Books, Saints | 0 comments

At the beginning of each month I fill a basket with books featuring the the various saints whose feast days will be celebrated during the month and place it in the living room. Throughout the month I will find the children curled up on the couch reading books they have chosen from the basket, either on their own or to their younger siblings.  I also choose books from the basket for some of our afternoon family read-alouds. Our collection started very small and we have continued adding additional books over the years which we have either purchased or have been given as gifts. Some are picture books, some are chapter books, and some are collections of saint stories. This post is a work in progress and I will continue adding links as I sort through our collection.

Advent & Christmas:

December 1st, St. Edmund Campion (Hist.):

December 1st, St. Eligius (Hist.):

December 2nd, St. Bibiana (Trad.):

December 3rd, St. Francis Xavier (New, Trad.):

December 4th, St. Peter Chrysologus (Trad.) (New – July 30th):

December 4th, St. Barbara (Trad.):

December 5th, St. Sabas (Trad.):

December 6th, St. Nicholas (New, Trad.):

December 7th, St. Ambrose (New, Trad.)

December 8th, The Immaculate Conception (New, Trad.)

December 9th, St. Peter Fourier:

December 9th, St. Juan Diego (New):

December 10th, St. John Roberts:

December 10th , Our Lady of Loreto (Hist.):

December 11th, Bl. Franco Grotti:

December 12th, Our Lady of Guadalupe (New, Trad./some places):

December 12th, St. Finnian:

December 13th, St. Lucy (New, Trad.):

December 13th, St. Odilia (Hist.):

December 14th, St. Spiridion:

December 14th, St. John of the Cross (New) (Trad. – Nov. 24th):

December 15th, St. Nino (Hist.):

December 16th, St. Adelaide (Hist.):

December 16th, Los Posadas:

December 17th, Pope Francis’ Birthday:

December 17th, St. Olympias (Hist.):

December 18th, St. Flannan:

December 19th, Bl. Urban the V (Hist.):

December 20th, St. Dominic of Silos (Hist.):

December 21st, St. Thomas, Apostle (Trad.) (New – July 3rd ):

December 22nd, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Trad./some places) (New – Nov.13th):

December 23rd, St. Servulus (Hist.):

December 24th, Bl. Paula Ceriolo:

December 25th, Christmas, The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (New, Trad.):

December 26th, St. Stephen (New, Trad.):

December 27th, St. John the Evangelist (New, Trad.):

December 28th, The Holy Innocents (New, Trad.):

December 29th, St. Thomas Becket (New, Trad.):

December 29th, St. David the King (Hist.):

December 30th, St. Anysius (Hist.):

December 31st, St. Melania:

Other Links for December:

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