14th December ~ St John of God
15th December ~ St Nino
17th December ~ St Lazarus of Bethany (Brother of Martha and Mary)
17th December ~ The beginning of the O Antiphons (from the 17th to the 23rd)
18th December ~ The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
14th of December ~ ST JOHN OF GOD
A biography of St John of God for children. HT: Intercessories Family Ministry
15th of December ~ ST NINO
17th of December ~ ST LAZARUS OF BETHANY
This image is a 1545 etching of Augustin Hirschvogel, if you click on the image and print, it should make a great coloring page with lovely detail for older children.
17th to 23rd of December ~ THE O ANTIPHONS
To see all the craft and ideas for the O Antiphons click over to my Advent Preparation posting for all the details.
18th of December ~ THE EXPECTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
This is a beautiful but lesser known feast day of Our Lady that had orginiated in older times when a more strict observance of Lent took place and feasts during that period were not celebrated, so the feast of the Annunciation (March 25th) that always fell in Lent was transferred to the 18th of December.
Here is two postings I recommend to you:
Fr Mark from Vultus Christi ~ Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr Marian Zalecki from The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa ~ Our Lady of Expectation, December 18.
I hope to come back with a colouring page for children for this feast.