Celebrating the saints!

Every year, on the first of November, we celebrate All Saints’ Day, and it is a time for us to remember all the saints. There are lots of well-known saints, like St. Paul or St. Patrick, but there are also lots that aren’t as well-known, like St. Cuthbert or St. Genevieve.

Saints are everywhere. Lots of churches are named after saints, like St. Thomas’! But streets can also be named after saints, for example St. Lawrence Way, as well as whole cities, like St. Petersburg in Russia. Santa Claus is a saint – his name means Saint Nicholas! Even fireworks have saints’ names – next time you see a Catherine wheel on Bonfire Night, remember that it is named after St. Catherine!

Here’s a challenge: on All Saints Day, see how many things you can spot to do with a Saint! It could just be the flag of our patron saint, St. George, or maybe you might look for the town San Francisco (Spanish for St. Francis) on a map! You might be surprised…

Why not try this wordsearch?

 

S  A  M  O  H  T  S  B  A  H  M  V  J

F  V  Z  B  O  K  C  I  R  T  A  P  H

R  Z  A  E  E  R  O  K  N  O  Z  T  D

A  Y  B  L  Q  E  L  K  A  R  X  E  V

N  Q  E  I  H  E  G  R  O  E  G  R  M

C  J  R  Z  I  R  W  J  O  H  N  A  Z

I  A  C  A  T  H  E  R  I  N  E  G  Q

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M  M  D  H  E  I  W  W  D  L  A  G  H

G  U  T  M  D  M  O  V  J  N  A  P  N

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Saints’ names to find:

Andrew  James  Catherine John  David  Margaret

Elizabeth Patrick  Francis  Paul  George  Thomas

 

By Lizzie Watson

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