Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Feasts & Seasons :: Our May Book Basket


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.

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Month Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary:

Mother's Day:


May 1st, St. Joseph the Worker (New. Trad.):

May 1st, St. Peregrine (Hist.):

May 3rd, St. Philip & James the Less (New) (Trad. - May 11th):



May 4th, St. Monica (Trad.) (New – Aug 27th):



May 4th, St. Florian (Hist.):


May 10th, St. Comgall:

May 10th, St. Damien Joseph de Veuster of Molokai (New):



May 12th, Blessed Imelda Lambertini (Hist.):

May 12th, St. Pancratius (Hist.):



May 13th, Our Lady of Fatima (New):


May 14th, St. Matthias (New) (Trad. – Feb. 24th):

May 15th, St. Isidore the Farmer (New, Hist.):

May 15th, St. John Baptist de la Salle (Trad) (New – April 7th):

May 15th, St. Dymphna (Hist.):

May 16th, St. Brendan the Navigator (Hist.):


May 19th, St. Dunstan (Hist.):

May 19th, St Ivo (Yves) (Hist.):

May 20th, St. Bernardine of Siena (New, Trad.):

May 21st, St. Christopher Magallanes & Comps (Saints of the Cristero Wars) (New):



May 22nd, St. Rita of Cascia (New; Trad./some places):


May 25th, St. Bede the Venerable (New) (Trad. – May 27th):

May 26th, St. Philip Neri (New, Trad.):


May 27th, St. Melangell:

May 28th, St. Germanus (Hist.):

May 30th, St. Felix I (Trad.):

May 30th, St. Joan of Arc (Trad./some places):

A Couple of our Read-Alouds for May: