"Internal peace resides, not in the senses but in the will. One keeps it in the midst of the bitterest sorrow so long as one's will remains firm and submissive." - Fenelon
Lives of the Saints
, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. 1894]
March 1.—ST. DAVID, Bishop.
ST. DAVID, son of Sant, Prince of Cardigan and of Non, was born in that country in the fifth century, and from his earliest years gave himself wholly to the service of God. He began his religious life under St. Paulinus, a disciple of St. Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre, who had been sent to Britain by Pope St. Celestine to stop the ravages of the heresy of Pelagius, at that time abbot, as it is said, of Bangor. On the reappearance of that heresy, in the beginning of the sixth century, the bishops assembled at Brevi, and, unable to address the people that came to hear the word of truth, sent for St. David from his cell to preach to them. The Saint came, and it is related that, as he preached, the ground beneath his feet rose and became a hill, so that he was heard by an innumerable crowd. The heresy fell under the sword of the Spirit, and the Saint was elected Bishop of Caerleon on the resignation of St. Dubricius; but he removed the see to Menevia, a lone and desert spot, where he might, with his monks, serve God away from the noise of the world. He founded twelve monasteries, and governed his Church according to the canons sanctioned in Rome. At last, when about eighty years of age, he laid himself down, knowing that his hour was come. As his agony closed, Our Lord stood before him in a vision, and the Saint cried out: "Take me up with Thee," and so gave up his soul on Tuesday, March 1, 561.Download March Notebooking Pages, including one for St. David
This Weeks Friday Fare
"Religion, then, forms the spirit and essence of all true education.
As leaven must be diffused throughout the entire mass in order to produce its effects, so religion must be throughly diffused throughout the child's entire education, in order to be solid and effective."
A continuation of the book Public School Education is being shared over on our Catholic education blog
, come and join us in a wonderful book!
You may find the February title pieces and prayers over at the Liturgical Year Bulletin Board Page
The February Crusaders for Christ & Maidens for Mary planner pages
are up, March and April should be up sometime this week.February Butler's Lives of the Saints Notebooking pages
are also up and ready to print!
May you all have a blessed Septuegesima Sunday, don't forget to visit our Lenten page
to start your Lent preparations.
Also some of you have asked if we will be having a study guide similar to the short run of Jesse Tree guides that we put out last November and December. At this time we won't be printing any study guides or other items. We will soon be putting up a page featuring two books from the main book used in the Jesse Tree Study Guide. One focuses on the Life of our Savior and the other on The Life of the Soul. We will have free worksheets/ coloring pages etc. available but the books themselves are no longer printed. They may be found through bookfinder.com and prayerfully they will be reprinted so they are more easily available to all. God bless!
We decided this year to make the Liturgical Wheel for the Liturgical Year Bulletin Board a reusable piece. The Liturgical Calendar changes based on when Easter falls and so the wheel would change ever year. By simplifying the Liturgical wheel we have made it so with a simple turn of part of the wheel it is reusable every year. Simply download the Re-Usable Liturgical Wheel
file and follow the directions for putting it together.
Also you will find the January Notebooking pages for those of you following the Butler's Lives of the saints with us over at the Butler's Lives of the Saints Notebooking page
Praying you have a blessed, safe, happy and holy New Year!
I'm starting a little project with my son called Notebooking Alban Butler's Lives of the Saints
. I recently found out about notebooking pages as a way to keep track of school projects and papers throughout the year in an orderly fashion as well as something presentable that the child can show family and friends. One of my little guys has taken up to learning about every saint that is mentioned and asking daily who the saint is on our Liturgical Year Bulletin Board
.I showed him one day Butler's Lives of the Saints, he isn't yet able to read on his own, but he was still in awe because the book was much bigger than his children's saint book. I asked if he wanted to learn about each saint listed there, being one for every day, and he was full of excitement. So I share with you our notebooking pages for the month of April Lives of the Saints. The goal is to share these monthly pages along with the saints for the Liturgical Year Bulletin Board. The bulletin board may not have as many as there are notebook pages as the ones for the board come from the mass prayers the Church has for each day where as the notebooking pages come from Butler's Lives of the Saints. Directions are included in the download but as always feel free to leave comments/questions below.*** As an additional note! ***Aprils Saint download for the Liturgical Bulletin Board had the wrong picture on the 29th for St. Peter of Verona. That file is corrected now and replaced, you may find it HERE as well. Pieces have also been added for Maunday Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday per reader request. God bless!