Saint Stories for Kids

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A weekly podcast of stories for kids about the Saints, from the creator of Shining Light Dolls, Chantal Baros. Join us each week for a new short story!

Episode Date
Ep. 104 St John Gualbert
St John Gualbert had it pretty easy for most of his life. He pretty much did what he wanted. It wasn't until he felt God's presence that he started living his life to its fullest...for others. St John, Pray for Us!
Jul 12, 2021
Ep. 103 St Anythony Zaccaria
St Anthony wasn't sure what God wanted him to do with his life. He didn't feel worthy to do the jobs that he felt called to. Lucky for him, God knows our strengths better than we do; and sometimes lets us know exactly how He feels. St Anthony, Pray for Us!
Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 102 St Kevin
St Kevin always loved nature. Some people say he had a soft spot in his heart for animals too...but what about in his hand? Listen now to hear his story. St Kevin, Pray for Us!
Jun 21, 2021
Ep. 101 St Medard
St Medard helped people all the time. Sometimes without even knowing it! Take it from us, this tale is no bull! Listen now! St Medard, Pray for Us!
Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 100 Pope St John Paul II
Pope John Paul knew that our faith comes from inside of us, not from things, possessions, or even paintings. Listen now to hear his story! Pope St John Paul II, Pray for Us!
Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 99 St Patrick
St Patrick was always on a journey, he was always on an adventure...and who better to guide the way but God. Patrick knew wherever he went, God was with him. Listen now to hear his story! St Patrick, Pray for Us!
Mar 15, 2021
Ep. 98 St Paul the Simple
St Paul had made up his mind. He truly believed that you're never too old to start over. He was determined and no one would tell him otherwise. Listen now to hear his story! St Paul the Simple, Pray for Us!
Mar 01, 2021
Ep. 97 St Grigor of Narek
St Grigor had a plan, but he also understood that sometimes your plans don't line up with God's. Listen now to hear his story! St Grigor of Narek, Pray for Us!
Feb 22, 2021
Ep. 96 St Peter Damian
St Peter Damian had a hard life, and sometimes hard decisions to make. But he always knew it was better to choose God in the long run. Listen now to hear his story! St Peter Damian, Pray for Us!
Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 95 St Josephine Bakhita
St Josephine's life had been a hard and incredible journey...sometimes taking her into places you definitely wouldn't want to end up. She always had someone watching out for her though. Listen now to hear her story! St Josephine Bakhita, Pray for Us!
Feb 08, 2021
Ep. 94 St Brigid of Ireland
St Brigid needed the King's help with something...but he wasn't always the most giving. How could she convince him to be more open to her requests? Who could she ask for help? Well, God, of course! Listen now to hear her story. St Brigid, Pray for Us!
Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 93 St Paul the Apostle
Did you know that St Paul wasn't always St Paul. It wasn't until Jesus spoke to him that he that he became the Saint that we know about. Listen now to hear the story of his miraculous transformation! St Paul, Pray for Us!
Jan 24, 2021
Ep. 92 St Margaret of Hungary
St Margaret was always sure to tell the truth, and she didn't appreciate anyone saying otherwise. Who would you call on if you needed someone to back up your story? Who do you think a Saint would call on? Listen now to hear her story! St Margaret of Hungary, Pray for Us!
Jan 17, 2021
Ep. 91 St Paul of Thebes and St Anthony the Great
St Anthony knew that he could trust God's calling, but where would it take him? And who would he meet? Listen now to hear the story! St Paul and St Anthony, Pray for Us!
Jan 10, 2021
Ep. 90 St Charles of Sezze
St Charles knew how to keep his garden neat and tidy. He needed a little advice to get his priorities back in order though, and who better to help but Jesus himself. Listen now to hear his story! St Charles of Sezze, Pray for Us!
Jan 02, 2021
Ep. 89 St Martin de Porres
St Martin wouldn't have hurt a fly, or a mouse! And he didn't want anyone else to either. Listen now to hear his tale! St Martin de Porres, Pray for Us!
Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 88 St Jude
St Jude was an Apostle of Jesus. He knew all about Him and trusted Him very much. How hard it is not to see Jesus and still trust in Him. St Jude helped to deliver this message to people everywhere, even those who already believed. Listen now to hear his story! St Jude, Pray for Us!
Oct 27, 2020
Ep. 87 St Kieran
St Kieran was smart, really smart. But he knew when he needed help and when his vision needed clarity. Listen now to hear his story. St Kieran, Pray for Us!
Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 86 St Gregory the Great
St Gregory understood the importance of the was no laughing matter. Listen now to hear his story! St Gregory, Pray for Us!
Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 85 St Augustine of Hippo
St Augustine tried and tried...and understand some of the most complex ideas in our faith. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best though. Listen now! St Augustine, Pray for Us!
Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 84 St Hyacinth
St Hyacinth saw firsthand the power that God gave the saints. He knew that anything was possible...if you just ask. Listen now to hear his story! St Hyacinth, Pray for Us!
Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 83 St Claire of Assisi
St Claire always trusted God...but it's easy to trust during times of peace, when things are going well. When she was most in need, who would she call on, what would she reach for? Listen now to hear her story. St Claire of Assisi, Pray for Us!
Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 82 St Edith Stein
Edith Stein was called by just took her a while to figure it out. Listen to her story now! St Edith Stein, Pray for Us!
Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 81 St Lawrence of Brindisi
St Lawrence rode into battle carrying only one weapon! The most powerful weapon of all. Listen now to hear his story! St Lawrence of Brindisi, Pray for Us!
Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 80 St Kateri Tekakwitha
St Kateri held onto her faith as it was taught to her by her mother. She wanted to learn more and eventually converted to Catholicism. But her tribe didn't completely agree with her. She had to escape when she got the chance. Listen now! St Kateri Tekekwitha, Pray for Us!
Jul 13, 2020
Ep. 79 St Francis of Assisi
St Francis is known for caring about animals, great and small. But did you know he had his own pets too? Listen now! St Francis of Assisi, Pray for Us!
Jul 05, 2020
Ep. 78 St Elizabeth of Portugal
Many times in her life, St Elizabeth sowed peace where there was war. She was often the council of earthly kings. Listen now to hear her story! St Elizabeth of Portugal, Pray for Us!
Jun 28, 2020
Ep. 77 St Jose Maria Escriva
St Jose Maria Escriva suffered all his life with sickness. It wasn't until he died that the hardship ended...but that wasn't the end of his life. Listen now to hear! St Jose Marie Escriva, Pray for Us!
Jun 22, 2020
Ep. 76 St Juliana Falconieri
St Juliana spent her life taking care of others. She drew her strength from the Eucharist and knew God was present in it always. Listen now to hear her miraculous story. St Juliana, Pray for Us!
Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 75 St John of Sahagun
One thing the Saints knew was that God was always in control. St John knew it too...but sometimes you just have to grab the bull by the horns. Listen now to hear his story! St John, Pray for Us!
Jun 07, 2020
Ep. 74 St Norbert of Xanten
St Norbert lived a life of luxury. He was used to the finer things in life...but God had other plans for him...he just had to ask to find out what they were. Listen now! St Norbert, Pray for Us!
Jun 01, 2020
Ep. 73 St Philip Neri
St Philip had a knack for knowing just the right penance. He definitely didn't chicken out! Listen now to hear his story! St Philip, Pray for Us!
May 25, 2020
Ep. 72 St Rita of Cascia
St Rita really wanted to join the convent for some much needed quiet and simplicity. She prayed and prayed...but it didn't seem like anyone was listening...or were they? Listen now to hear who flew to her aid! St Rita, Pray for Us!
May 18, 2020
Ep. 71 St Paschal Baylon
St Paschal was always ready to lend a hand...or an ear...of corn. He was always sharing the harvest of the monastery with those in need. But how did they always seem to have enough? Listen now! St Paschal, Pray for Us!
May 11, 2020
Ep. 70 St Florian
St Florian knew that he needed help. Who better to call on when you're in need but God! Listen now! St Florian, Pray for Us!
May 02, 2020
Ep. 69 St Catherine of Siena
St Catherine wasn't feeling well, and needed help that her friends just couldn't provide on their own. Who steps in? God, of course. Who else can turn water into wine...or better yet, nothing into wine. Listen now to hear about her miraculous story! St Catherine, Pray for Us!
Apr 27, 2020
Ep. 68 St Mark the Apostle
St Mark knew that it was his job to carry on the works of Jesus, especially after his death, resurrection, and ascension. St Mark spread Christianity in many of the same ways, wherever his travels took him. Listen to his story now! St Mark, Pray for Us!
Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 67 St Bénézet
St Bénézet was just a young boy when God spoke to him. He had big plans for him, to help people stay safe. Listen now! St Bénézet, Pray for Us!
Apr 13, 2020
Ep. 66 St Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene was more than just a believer in Jesus, she was a follower and a friend. She always remained faithful and made sure to share her experience and spread the word to everyone...even those who tried not to hear. Listen now! St Mary Magdalene, Pray for Us!
Apr 06, 2020
Ep. 65 St Vincent Ferrer
Before St Vincent was even born, God had a plan for him. To be confirmed a Saint there need to be miracles attributed to someone. Listen now to hear one of St Vincent's! St Vincent, Pray for Us!
Apr 06, 2020
Ep. 64 St Francis of Paola
St Francis travelled from very far and was almost to Greece. He just needed a little help to get him all the way...a little inspiration. Listen now to hear his story! St Francis, Pray for Us!
Mar 31, 2020
Ep. 63 St Cuthbert
St Cuthbert knew that God would always provide what he needed. The best way to explain this to his friend was to show him. Listen now to hear his story! St Cuthbert, Pray for Us!
Mar 16, 2020
Ep. 62 St Kessog
St Kessog was always very holy, even as a child. He knew that the best thing to do in any situation was to ask God for help. Listen now to hear his story! St Kessog, Pray for Us!
Mar 09, 2020
Ep. 61 St Baldred
St Baldred spent a lot of time alone on his island...watching the ships come in and out...narrowly missing dangerous rocks and shallows. But what could be done to help them? Listen now to hear! St Baldred, Pray for Us!
Mar 01, 2020
Ep. 60 St Walburga
St Walburga was very well educated and was asked to help teach in the missions. Just a short boat ride across the channel and she would be there...but will she make it? Listen now! St Walburga, Pray for Us!
Feb 23, 2020
Ep. 59 St Wulfric
St Wulfric had so many great friends. They even sent him gifts to the church anchorage. Listen now to hear about one such gift! St Wulfric, Pray for Us!
Feb 16, 2020
Ep. 58 St Ludan
St Ludan traveled all over during his pilgrimage. He truly loved the French countryside though. He was at peace as he neared the end of his life there but he had one final request...Listen now to hear what it was! St Ludan, Pray for Us!
Feb 09, 2020
Ep. 57 St Blaise
On the feast of St Blaise, most churches have a throat blessing ceremony using candles. Listen now to hear why! St Blaise, Pray for Us!
Feb 03, 2020
Ep. 56 St Thomas Aquinas
St Thomas Aquinas knew what God was calling him to do...but it wasn't what his mother wanted. Listen now! St Thomas, Pray for Us!
Jan 27, 2020
Ep. 55 St John the Merciful
St John took a vow to live like the poor that he had come to care for...even gifts were more than he was comfortable with...but he could use the gifts to make others comfortable. Listen now to hear his story! St John, Pray for Us!
Jan 20, 2020
Ep. 54 St Felix of Nola
St Felix escaped from prison to help St Maximus...but they both ended up needing help. They prayed and prayed but it didn't seem like God was listening...or was he? Listen now! St Felix, Pray for Us!
Jan 13, 2020
Ep. 53 St Gudula
St Gudula had a schedule and she liked to keep one was going to slow her down! Listen now to hear her story. St Gudula, Pray for Us!
Jan 06, 2020
Ep. 52 St Basil the Great
St Basil needed help...and who better to ask than God! He had cooked up some great ideas before but this one takes the cake! Listen now! St Basil, Pray for Us!
Jan 01, 2020
Ep. 51 St Francis of Assisi
St Francis of Assisi is well known for his love of animals...but did you know that he envisioned and created something that you see in every church you visit this time of year? He was a visionary, and brought us the...well, the...oh, just listen now and hear the story! Merry Christmas! St Francis, Pray for Us!
Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 50 St Adelaide of Italy
St Adelaide was born a princess, later married to a king, and shortly after that...went to jail! Listen now to hear her story! St Adelaide, Pray for Us!
Dec 15, 2019
Ep. 49 St Juan Diego
St Juan Diego was just your average Joe...He was a recently converted Catholic just going about his business...but someone had other ideas for him. They had a big job for him to do. Listen now to hear his story! St Juan Diego, Pray for Us!
Dec 08, 2019
Ep. 48 St Nicholas
St Nicholas wanted a way to share what he had with others. He had a great was just a little unordinary...depending on the time of year, I guess. Listen now to hear his story! St Nicholas, Pray for Us!
Dec 02, 2019
Ep. 47 St Conrad
St Conrad didn't have arachnophobia before Mass that you think he did afterwards? Listen now! St Conrad, Pray for Us!
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 46 St Cecilia
St Cecilia was nervous about getting married. Luckily she had God to keep her calm...and a guardian angel. Listen now! St Cecilia, Pray for Us!
Nov 18, 2019
Ep. 45 St Martin of Tours
St Martin gave selflessly to help someone in need. Who was this man? listen now to hear the story! St Martin, Pray for Us!
Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 44 St Leo the Great
Pope Leo knew he had to do something to protect Rome! He just didn't realize that he had such persuasive friends with him. Listen now to hear his story! St Leo, Pray for Us!
Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 42 St Anthony Mary Claret
St Anthony forgot about the most important thing in life. He nearly lost his life because of it. Listen now to hear his story! St Anthony, Pray for Us!
Oct 21, 2019
Ep. 41 St Teresa of Avila
St Teresa always had a sense of humor...even with God. She knew he wanted her to be herself. Listen now to hear her story! St Teresa, Pray for Us!
Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 40 St Wilfrid Bishop of York
St Wilfrid believed that you should always make informed decisions, especially for matters of faith. Listen now to hear his advice! St Wilfrid, Pray for Us!
Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 39 St Jerome
St Jerome probably never expected a wild animal to wander into class as he sat outside with the other monks...definitely not a lion! What would you do? Would you run? Listen now to hear what St Jerome did! St Jerome, Pray for Us!
Sep 30, 2019
Ep. 38 St Padre Pio
Padre Pio was known as a Saint while he was still alive. He could be in two places at once, he could fly, and he could miraculously heal people! Listen now to hear just one of Padre Pio's amazing miracles. St Padre Pio, Pray for Us!
Sep 24, 2019
Ep. 37 St Hildegard of Bingen
St Hildegard knew what God wanted her to do...her abbot disagreed. Sometimes you have to ask God to take control and help...but sometimes God decides to take control whether you ask or not. God used Hildegard to change the mind of her abbot who was strict and "inflexible" to say the least. Listen now! St Hildegard of Bingen, Pray for Us!
Sep 16, 2019
Ep. 36 St Peter Claver
St Peter Claver worked for decades to help enslaved people. Sometimes, hearing God's call, he did more than he imagined. Listen now! St Peter Claver, Pray for Us!
Sep 09, 2019
Ep. 35 St Teresa of Calcutta
St Teresa ended her ride on the train a different person than when she started it. Listen now to hear how her transformation happened! St Teresa, Pray for Us!
Sep 02, 2019
Ep. 34 St Ladislaus
When St Ladislaus was faced with a confusing situation, he prayed for guidance. Listen now to hear his story! St Ladislaus, Pray for Us!
Aug 26, 2019
Ep. 33 St Rose of Lima
Bzzz...Bzzz...Bzzz...What would you do if you were surrounded by a swarm of mosquitos? Listen now to hear how St Rose of Lima solved this problem in a saintly way! St Rose, Pray for Us!
Aug 19, 2019
Ep. 32 St Maximillian Kolbe
St Maximillian wanted to share his devotion to Mary with everyone. He just didn't have the means to make it happen. When you need help...just ask! Listen now! St Maximillian, Pray for Us!
Aug 12, 2019
Ep. 31 St Clare of Assisi
St Clare wasn't feeling well and couldn't make it to the Holy Spirit brought the Mass to her. Listen now to hear the story! St Clare, Pray for Us!
Aug 04, 2019
Ep. 30 St Ignatius
When faced with a difficult choice, St Ignatius turned to God to help him make the decision. Listen now to hear the story! St Ignatius, Pray for Us!
Jul 29, 2019
Ep. 29 St Christopher
St Christopher wanted to serve the greatest king ever, so he decided to serve the Lord. He helped everyone in need, and was reminded of a special lesson while doing so. Listen now! St Christopher, Pray for Us!
Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 28 St Margaret of Antioch
St Margaret promised herself to God and refused to marry...even when threatened. She remained devout, and gave her life for the Lord...Listen now to hear her story! St Margaret, Pray for Us!
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 27 St Benedict of Nursia
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...then if you don't like what you get...poison the person responsible! If you're St Benedict though, don't worry. God is watching out for you. Listen now! St Benedict, Pray for Us!
Jul 07, 2019
Ep. 26 St Thomas the Apostle
St Thomas knew that seeing is believing! He brought many people into the Church this way. Listen now to hear his story! St Thomas, Pray for Us!
Jun 30, 2019
Ep. 25 St Peter the Apostle
After the Ascension, the Disciples were left with a tough go out and tell people about God, and to convert people to Christianity. St Peter knew that actions speak louder than words and showed people God's power through miracles. Listen now to see how! St Peter, Pray for Us!
Jun 24, 2019
Ep. 24 St Joseph Cafasso
You're locked in a jail with some of the most notorious criminals around...what do you do? Listen now to hear what St Joseph Cafasso did. St Joseph Cafasso, Pray for Us!
Jun 17, 2019
Ep. 23 St Anthony of Padua
What else can you do when people just won't listen anymore? You might as well talk to a brick wall...or a bunch of fish...Listen now! St Anthony of Padua, Pray for Us!
Jun 10, 2019
Ep. 22 St Boniface
Thor! Thor?! St Boniface had to convert people who believed in Thor? How could one man possibly go up against this god? Because he had his God to back him up! Listen now! St Boniface, Pray for Us!
Jun 02, 2019
Ep. 21 St Joan of Arc
There's been a war waging for almost 90 years to decide who sits on the throne of your kingdom, what do you do? Put a 15 year old peasant girl in charge of course! St Joan of Arc, Pray for Us!
May 27, 2019
Ep. 20 Our Lady of China
What could such a small village do to protect themselves from an attack by an entire army? Pray! Listen Now! Our Lady of China, Pray for Us!
May 20, 2019
Ep. 19 St Simon Stock
St Simon Stock prayed all night for help from the Virgin Mary...As the sun rose, he received his answer. Listen now! St Simon Stock, Pray for Us!
May 13, 2019
Ep. 18 Our Lady of Fatima
Three shepard children brought hope to thousands and thousands of people by sharing an amazing miracle. Millions travel there today! Listen now to see where it all started... Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us!
May 02, 2019
Ep. 17 St Peregrine
Sometimes dreams do come true! St Peregrine, Pray for Us!
Apr 29, 2019
Ep. 13 St Benedict the Moor
Having a big dinner party? Need a helping hand? Leave it to the professionals...Listen now! St Benedict, Pray for Us!
Apr 29, 2019
Ep. 16 St George and The Dragon
A poisonous dragon was terrorizing the city, they had no hope! Enter...St George. Can he stop the dragon and save the day? Listen now! St George, Pray for Us!
Apr 21, 2019
Ep. 15 St Agnes of Montepulciano
St Agnes always wanted to be a nun! Even a murder couldn't keep her from her dreams...listen now! St Agnes, Pray for Us!
Apr 14, 2019
Ep. 14 St Casilda of Toledo
St Casilda risked everything to help Christians in need, and they helped her learn about God. When she was in need, He heard her call. Listen now! St Casilda, Pray for Us!
Apr 08, 2019
Ep. 12 St Balbina
Have you ever tried to convince someone of something who isn't interested in hearing it? Even with the help of Angels it can be a challenge. Listen now! St Balbina, Pray for Us!
Mar 25, 2019
Ep. 11 St Enda
It's not always easy to get along with your neighbors...Just ask St Enda! St Enda, Pray for Us!
Mar 18, 2019
Ep. 10 St Patrick
St Patrick is one of the most famous Saints around. There are so many stories about him. He's celebrated worldwide! He's also the Patron Saint of Ireland...but do you know how he got there...or why? Listen now to find out... St Patrick, Pray for Us!
Mar 10, 2019
Ep. 9 St John of God
St. John of God helped many people throughout his life, but who helped John? Listen now to find out! St John, Pray for Us!
Mar 03, 2019
Ep. 8 St Katharine Drexel
St Katharine Drexel spent her whole life and an immense fortune helping Native American and African American communities. But not everyone agreed with what she was doing, and she received many threats. She knew what to do though...she had friends in high places! Listen now! St Katharine, Pray for Us!
Feb 22, 2019
Ep. 7 St Bernadette Soubirous
St Bernadette was just a young girl when the Virgin Mary appeared to her at Lourdes. Her faith led to the source of one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world. Listen now! St Bernadette, Pray for Us!
Feb 16, 2019
Ep. 6 St Valentine
St Valentine was a healer! And though he was martyred for his beliefs, even that could not stop his miraculous works! Listen now! St Valentine, Pray for Us!
Feb 11, 2019
Ep. 5 St Scholastica
St Scholastica and her twin brother St Benedict were very close. But, as siblings do, they argued from time to time. When siblings can't agree, sometimes one has to go to their Father for help! Listen now! St Scholastica and St Benedict, Pray for Us!
Feb 02, 2019
Ep. 4 St John Bosco
St John Bosco was an Italian priest who founded a school for boys to learn and pray. Not everyone plays nice though...listen now to learn more! St John Bosco, Pray for Us!
Jan 25, 2019
Ep. 3 St Francis de Sales
This week we hear about St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Their friendship was a prearranged gift from God! St Francis and St Jane, Pray for Us!
Jan 21, 2019
Ep. 2 St Fillan of Scotland
St. Fillan was an Irish born monk that moved to Scotland where he spent the rest of his life as a missionary. St. Fillan is known for many miracles, including one involving a wolf. Listen to hear the whole story! St. Fillan, pray for us!
Jan 08, 2019
Ep. 1 St Raymond of Peñafort
St. Raymond Peñafort, the patron saint of lawyers, made a most unusual journey and taught a King a lesson! Listen now! St Raymond, Pray for Us!
Jan 04, 2019