May 10: Memorial of St. Damien of Molokai


The following is perfect for Wednesday’s saint, especially if you have young kids!

Damien Molokai: Builder of Community5.10 cover

by Barbara Yoffie

This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, so, in our experience, this book actually works well for age 1 1/2 and up.  The book tells all the basic parts of the story of St. Damien’s life, beginning with the saint’s childhood, in simplified language for the youngest children to understand.  It also includes a personal quote of his at the end.  I don’t know if we will ever have another picture book for this saint, so I am glad that he was included in Liguori’s series.  Seasonal Catholic gladly recommends this book for today’s memorial!

5.10 collage

St. Damien, pray for us!