As promised, here is the finished Alphabet of Catholic Saints. I apologize for the poor resolution, my photography skills need much improvement. Our “Communion of Saints” were great fun to paint and it wasn’t terribly difficult to look at the illustrations in the above book and determine which attributes would best identify our heavenly friends. I’m sure there are many more creative possibilities than the ones I’ve employed, but simplicity was my goal and these were extremely simple to embellish.
Clear-coating after painting is essential, if you want your little ones to be able to play with them. The paint tends to rub off rather easily and the “white robes” are quite easily sullied without the protective finish. We’ve already dropped ours many times and they seem to be holding up well.
And I can’t praise Along the Alphabet Path nearly enough. This is easily becoming my favorite part of the day. This afternoon, two of the boys abandoned their studies to listen to the story. Fantasy is ageless and all children appreciate an occasional “flight of fancy.”
The Alphabet of Catholic Saints:
St. Ann, St. Bernadette, St. Cecilia, St. Dominic
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis, St. George, St. Helen
St. Ignatius, St. Joseph, St. Kateri, St. Lucy
St. Martin de Porres, St. Nicholas, St. Odelia, St. Patrick
Mary, Queen of Saints, St. Rose of Lima, St. Sharbel, St. Therese
St. Ursula, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Wenceslaus, St. Francis Xavier
St. Joseph Yuen, St. Zita and an Angel