Feasts & Seasons :: Our September Book Basket

by | Aug 29, 2014 | Books, Giveaway, 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.

September 1st, St. Giles (Trad.):

September 1st, St. Anna (Hist.):

September 3rd, St. Simeon the Stylite, the Younger:

September 3rd, St. Pius X (Trad.) (New – Aug.21st):

September 3rd, St. Gregory the Great (New) (Trad. – Mar. 12th)

September 5th, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

September 8th, Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (New, Trad.)

September 8th, St. Adrian (Trad.):

September 9th, St. Peter Claver (New, Trad./some places):

September 9th, St. Kieran (Hist.):

September 12th, The Most Holy Name of Mary (New, Trad.):

September 13th, St. John Chrysostom (New) (Trad. – Jan. 27th):

September 14th, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (New, Trad.):

September 14th, St. Notburga (Hist.):

September 18th, St. John Macias:

September 20th, St. Eustace & Comps. (Trad.):

September 21st, St. Matthew (New, Trad.):

September 23rd, St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) (New):

September 23rd, St. Thecla (Trad.):

September 26th, Sts. Cosmas and Damien (New) (Trad. – Sep. 27th)

September 26th, Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf & Comps (Trad.) (New – Oct. 19th):

September 27th, Sts. Cosmas and Damien (Trad.) (New – Sep. 26th):

September 27th, St. Vincent de Paul (New) (Trad. – July 19th):

September 28th, St. Wenceslaus (New, Trad.):

September 29th, Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels (New); (Trad – Mar 24 & Oct 24) Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael; Michaelmas Day (Trad.):

Saint Michael, the Archangel from Saints for Boys

September 30th, St. Jerome (New, Trad.):

St. Jerome and the Lion by Rumer Godden

Other Links for September:

.: Celebrating Our Lady’s Birthday with a Giveaway :. 

With the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary coming up on September 8th, I thought it’d be fun to include a giveaway with this month’s Book Basket post!  The giveaway will be open through September 7, 2014 and the winner will be announced in this post (and notified by email) on September 8, 2014. The winner will receive their choice of either Saints for Girls or Saints for Boys, now that they are back in print!

Our family is also celebrating a birthday this weekend and then our new school year will begin following Labor Day. I’ll be taking a little break from blogging next week to focus on getting our year off to a good start, but I do have giveaways scheduled EVERY DAY from September 1st-7th, so be sure to stop by and enter! I hope you all have a great weekend.

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