A Calendar of Resources: February

February 2nd
The Presentation of the Lord
Meditation by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on the Feast of the Presentation

February 3rd
The Feast of St. Blaise
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Blaise

February 4th
Famous Birthdays - Charles Lindbergh (1902) - A good movie about Charles Lindbergh's famous solo trans-Atlantic flight is The Spirit of St. Louis starring Jimmy Stewart.

February 5th
Feast of St. Agatha
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Agatha

February 6th
Feast of St. Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs
http://www.cin.org/saints/paulmiki.html

February 7th
Famous Birthdays - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867)
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie Interesting website includes information about Laura's family, her books (of course), Little House crafts and activities, materials for homeschoolers, and more.

February 8th
Feast of Saint Jerome Emiliani
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on St. Jerome Emiliani

February 11th
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
See our St. Bernadette page here
Famous Birthdays - Thomas Alva Edison (1847) American Inventor

February 12th
Famous Birthdays -Abraham Lincoln (1809)
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, is an excellent children's biography of one of our most famous presidents. Includes a lot of detail about his childhood and upbringing. Fully illustrated. This book will be enjoyed by preschoolers through highschoolers... Available from Emmanuel Books.
Abraham Lincoln Timeline Thorough timeline with photos and links to speeches.

February 14th
Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry
Valentine's Day
No Greater Love: St. Valentine - This tape also includes the story Torch of Fire: St. Patrick. An audio drama from Regina Martyrum Productions. Might be too scary for small children. Available from Dumb Ox Publications

February 15th
Famous Birthdays - Galileo Galilei (1564) Italian astronomer
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Galileo

February 18th
Feast of Saint Flavian, Bishop and Martyr
http://www.cin.org/saints/flavian.html

February 19th
Famous Birthdays - Nicolaus Copernicus (1473) Polish astronomer
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Copernicus

February 21st
Feast of Saint Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Peter Damian

February 22nd
The Chair of St. Peter
Activities ... http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/6823/pope.html
Famous Birthdays - George Washington

February 23rd
Feast of Saint Polycarp
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Polycarp

February 27th
Saint Leander
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Leander