10 yr anniversary patch

Footsteps of American Saints

We are proud to announce a new patch series called the ‘Footsteps of American Saints’. The Footsteps of American Saints Activity program is a religious activity program that encourages youth to learn about several individuals that have shaped the landscape of Catholicism in America.

This religious activity honors those men and women who led heroic lives of faith. Their words, their deeds, and their devotion to prayer and to the sacraments, inspire all American Catholics. In the church calendar for the United States, some have the rank of "Saint" and are venerated by the universal church. Some have the rank of "Blessed" and are venerated by the local church. Some have the rank of "Venerable" and, while on the way to becoming a "Saint", may be venerated by Catholics. Most of these men and women lived and worked in North America in what is now the United States. Some others never set foot in America, however they had a huge impact on the Catholic American landscape. All of them sought to follow Jesus.

The goal of this activity is to share the lives of several Saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models.

Venerable Michael McGivney

Frequently Asked Questions

When will this activity begin?

This activity has been under way since June of 2008.

Does it take long to complete each Saint activity?

Each Saint activity takes less than an hour to complete. These are great activities to work on with your family or scout unit. Whether you focus on a few Saints or collect them all, you are sure to have fun learning about these remarkable individuals.

Can anyone work on these activities?

Absolutely. The questions are focused on Saints and can be worked on by all youth and adults and are not restricted to the catholic faith.

Is there a patch related to each Saint?

Yes…a 3-inch patch is available for each Saint activity (20 in all). These patches were design by a very gifted American Artist…“Chip Travers”.

Which Saints will be available each year?

This program will start out with five Saints and five new Saints will be added each January. The chart below shows when each Saints will be available. The Saints with memorials will be introduced first, then Saints with optional memorials next.

  • Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher
  • Saint Paul of the Cross
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
  • Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

Application Form

It is not necessary to return the question and answers for every child. It is only necessary for a parent or leader to check and make sure that the work has been done.

Please complete the application form and mail it along with the application fee to ...

Footsteps of American Saints Activity
Attn: George C. LeCrone, Sr.
10700 Leeward Lane
Knoxville, Tn. 37934-3012

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