Book Notes: My Year With The Saints



I had the privilege of reviewing a little book called My Year With The Saints For Kids, compiled by Peter Celano. This sweet book caught my attention as soon as I looked at it. The small and easy-to-hold book with beautiful pictures of the saints seemed made for small hands, who are seeking the Faith.

Inside there are short, two-paragraph entries for each day of the week. Sometimes the entry starts with a thought about the Faith or life and is followed in the second paragraph by a quote from a saint, discussing the topic. Other days there may be a Bible verse followed by a saint quote. Sometimes I found a saint quote first and then a thought about the topic brought up by the saint.

This easy-to-use book is sure to be a jewel for our youth, but also for their parents. It’s simple enough for children and short enough to hold their attention, while still leaving the parents with a wisdom of the faith that can be shared in the household throughout the day.

Here is a sample:

September 1:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. –Jeremiah 1:5a (NIV)

Dear God, you know me better than I know myself! I find that both exciting and bit scary! (I can’t hide anything from you!)

I also appreciated that each day of the year is included in this book, as sometimes I feel like it takes a few volumes to share a daily saint. The book, which is not much bigger that my hand, could be kept in the kitchen or on the dining-room table, without taking up much space. This simple book, with so much to offer our daily lives, would be a blessing to any household. It’s even a great idea to give as a gift for First Holy Communion or Confirmation.

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Copyright 2018 Courtney Vallejo


About Author

Courtney Vallejo is a convert to the Catholic faith, who lives in California. She and her husband homeschool their three adopted children. She is the cofounder of, whose mission is to inspire, encourage, and reclaim joy in motherhood. She also writes for her own blog, Courtney holds a Master's degree in Film Production and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Follow her Gluten Free/Dairy Free adventures on Instagram: @aglutenfreerevolution.

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