Catholic Saints Books for July

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Catholic Saints books for July

Ready to add a Catholic twist to your read aloud routine? These Catholic saints books for July will keep you busy during these long lazy days of summer. Come and take a look at some of our favorites!

Catholic saints books for July

July 1st – St. Junipero Serra

If you’re from California, you’ll likely recognize this saint quickly. St. Junipero Serra’s work in California is unprecedented — establishing 21 mission churches and baptizing over 6,000 people.

The Mission Bell
Song of the Swallows

The First Californian: The Story of Fray Junípero Serra
Serra: American Founding Father

Junípero Serra: Founder of the California Missions
Bl. Junipero Serra from Saints of the Americas Coloring & Activity Book

California Missions Coloring Book
California Missions to Cut Out


Catholic Saints books for July

July 3rd – St. Thomas, the Apostle

St Thomas is the namesake for one of our twin boys, so he’s a beloved favorite here in the Kennedy home. Find out more about him with these selections.

Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints
Saints and Angels
The Twelve Apostles


July 4th – St. Elizabeth of Portugal

Once Upon a Time Saints


Catholic Saints Books for July
July 6th – St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti Coloring Book


catholic saints books

St. Benedict – July 11th

“Ora et labora” – Pray and Work. Even my preschooler can recite these lines from St Benedict. He’s the patron saint of students and Europe. His Rule of Saint Benedict still directs religious life after 15 centuries.

Saints and Their Stories
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
Saints: Lives and Illuminations

Saints for Boys
An Alphabet of Saints

St. Benedict, Hero of the Hills
St. Benedict: The Story of the Father of the Western Monks
Citadel of God: A Novel about Saint Benedict


July 12th – St. Veronica of the Veil

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children


St Kateri Fun Fact Cards -- perfect for teaching children all about your favorite Catholic saint!!

July 14th – St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St Kateri was the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She serves as the patroness of ecology, the environment, and Native Americans.

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations

Mohawk Glory: Kateri Tekakwitha
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawks

Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk Maid
Kateri Tekakwitha: Model of Bravery

Kateri Tekakwitha Paper Dolls
I Want to be a Christian!: The Story of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha



Catholic Saints Books for July
July 14th – St. Francis Solano

St. Francis Solano: Wonder-Worker


July 15th – St. Swithin

More Once Upon a Time Saints



Catholic Saints Books for July
July 16th – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Garment of Grace
The Brown Scapular Coloring Book


Catholic Saints Books for July
July 22nd – St. Mary Magdalene
Present with Christ during his public life, ministry,death, and resurrection, St Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest Biblical saints and an example of God’s mercy and grace.

She is the patroness of converts, repentant sinners, sexual temptation, pharmacists, tanners and women, and many other places and causes.

Tiny Saints Board Book Lives and Legends of Saints
Tapestries: Stories of Women in the Bible
Saints and Angels


July 23rd – St. Bridget of Sweden

St Bridget of Sweden was a wife and mother to eight children. Following the death of her husband, she founded the Bridgettine Nuns. This order spread throughout Europe, with monasteries from Scandinavia to Italy.

More Saints: Lives and Illuminations



Catholic Saints Books for July - St Christopher
July 25th – St. Christopher
Considered a saint, but not in the OFFICIAL canon of saints? You’ve happened upon St Christopher.

He’s listed as a martyr, but there are no primary sources about St Christopher, only legends.

Regardless, his medals and devotions are among the most common in Catholic circles. He’s known as the patron saint of travel and all things related and against sudden death.

Once Upon a Time Saints
Lives and Legends of Saints
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children

Saints: Lives and Illuminations
An Alphabet of Saints
The Legend of St. Christopher

Saint Christopher
Saints and Angels


July 25th – St. James the Greater
One of the first disciples of Jesus, they met on the shores of Galilee.

After Jesus’ Ascension, James preached the gospel in Israel, the Roman kingdom and Spain.

The Twelve Apostles



Catholic Saints Books for July - St Anne
July 26th – St. Anne

As mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus, St Anne is a saint that I lean on, as a model for motherhood and raising a holy family.

My First Book of Saints

Once Upon a Time Saints
Saints and Angels

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
Joachim & Anne: Love for Generations


July 29th – St. Martha

Oh Saint Martha! How many of us can identify with you, being distracted by all the things that need to be done? Let us follow your example, and simply serve Jesus.

She is known as the patroness of servants and cooks.

More Once Upon a Time Saints
Tapestries: Stories of Women in the Bible
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children


Catholic Saint Books for July - St Ignatius of Loyola
July 31st – St. Ignatius of Loyola

This Spanish saint began his career as a soldier. After a series of injuries and operations, he focused his efforts on becoming a soldier for Christ. Contemporary of St Francis Xavier, he founded the Jesuits and is known to be the patron saint of soldiers and the Jesuits. Adult students can look to him as well — he finished his degree at 43! (perfect for homeschooling mothers who are learning right alongside their children!)

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations
An Alphabet of Saints

St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus
The Golden Thread: A Novel about St. Ignatius Loyola
Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Leading the Way
Ignatius of Loyola: For the Greater Glory of God


Do you have favorite Catholic picture books that you pull out during July? I’d love to hear about your favorites!

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