Looking for the best Catholic saints books to add to your family routine? Take a look at these favorites.
June is the month dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. You can add these selections to your reading list.
June 3rd – St. Charles Lwanga & Companions
Charles Lwanga was a Ugandan convert to the Catholic Church, who was martyred for his faith and is revered as a saint by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
June 3rd – St. Kevin
Saint Cóemgen (popularly Anglicized to Kevin) is an Irish saint who was known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland.
June 13th – St. Anthony of Padua
Our beloved Saint Anthony is known for his simple teaching of the Catholic Church, in so clear a way that even the uneducated and innocent could understand his message. He is a Doctor of the Church, and is the patron saint of Padua, Portgual and of lost items.
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations
An Alphabet of Saints
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua: Proclaimer of the Good News
St. Anthony and the Christ Child
St. Anthony of Padua Coloring Book
Seeker of the Lost: The Story of Saint Anthony
June 21st – St. Aloysius Gonzaga
This young Italian saint is the patron of young students, Christian youth, and plague victims.
June 22nd – St. Thomas More
Once a friend to King Henry VIII, St Thomas More was beheaded for defending the Church and refusing to take a vow of allegiance to the King as Supreme Head of the Church of England. He is the patron saint of lawyers.
June 24th – Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Born to Elizabeth and Zechariah through God’s intercession, John the Baptist is a cousin to Jesus. He began publicly preaching around the year 30 AD, and baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. He was beheaded by King Herod.
The Saints DVD: This Brother Francis DVD is an excellent addition to your Catholic library! In this episode, you’ll meet St John the Baptist, St John Bosco, St Dominic Savio and more!
Friends and Heroes: Gladiator School – One of our new favorites — my children LOVE watching this series where the Bible comes alive.
This episode covers the story of Amos speaking out and the preaching of John the Baptist.
Have toddlers or preschoolers? I even found a book about St John the Baptist for them, too! Don’t miss this Elijah/John the Baptist flip over board book!
Tomie dePaola’s Bible Stories is another great choice for teaching little ones.
If you’re looking to study St John the Baptist a little deeper, don’t miss these Fun Fact Cards for Catholic Saints.
June 29th – Sts. Peter & Paul; St. Peter the First Pope
June 30th – St. Paul, the Apostle
Do you have favorite Catholic picture books that you pull out during June? I’d love to hear about them.