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Windeatt Study Guides

Use Living Books to Teach the Catholic Faith!

RACE for Heaven study guides use Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s saint biographies to teach the Catholic faith to all members of your family. Written with your family’s various learning levels in mind, these flexible study guides succeed as stand-alone unit studies or supplements to your regular curriculum. Thirty minutes per day will allow your family to experience

The spirituality and holy habits of the saints
 Lively family discussions on important faith topics
 Increased critical thinking and reading comprehension skills
 Quality read-aloud time with spiritual living books
 Enhanced knowledge of Catholic doctrine and the Bible
 History and geography incorporated into saintly literature
 Writing projects based on secular and Catholic historical events and characters

Each lesson in the RACE for Heaven study guide contains the following components of study. Lessons cover between one and four chapters of each book depending on difficulty of the book. These lessons are intended to be used within a multi-aged group such as a family. (For a list of characters, secular as well as religious topics, and virtues covered within each study guide, see the product descriptions included within each Windeatt Study Guide description.)

VocabularySecular and Catholic vocabulary words are listed at the beginning of each lesson. Any Catholic words or phrases not familiar may be referenced in a Catholic dictionary, or use The Windeatt Dictionary:Pre-Vatican II Terms and Catholic Words from Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s Saint Biographies.

Comprehension Questions/Narration PromptsAppropriate for all age levels, these questions can be used to increase reading comprehension or as prompts for narration. Answers to all comprehension questions are provided in the answer key.

Forming Opinions/Drawing ConclusionsAs these questions require the student to develop an opinion, or to uncover or discover material not expressly stated in the text, they are designed to develop thinking skills in children grades four and up.

For Further StudyAppropriate for upper elementary through high school grades, these activities invite students to look more deeply at the historical events and people that shaped the times of each character.

Growing in HolinessThese activities involve personal action and interior reflection. By applying the spiritual lessons of the story to everyday life, the student is encouraged to develop habits in imitation of the saints.

GeographyThe map(s) provided with each study guide serve to orient the students with respect to space—where the action of the story is taking place—as well as to acquaint them with common geographical landmarks.

Timeline WorkThe creation of a timeline allows students to place the story’s events within a wider historical framework. Simple directions for making a timeline are included in each study guide.

Checking the CatechismThese activites require a copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church (or the newly-published Compendium) as well as a catechism of your choice for elementary-aged students. Use these activities to reinforce Church doctrine as illustrated by the saints.

Searching ScriptureFamiliarize the student with the inspired Word of God by studying the Biblical passages as provided.

TestThe purpose of the test is to ensure that the student has comprehended the important events in each saint’s life as well as the lessons the story intends to impart. An answer key is provided for these questions.

Several additional books are helpful when using these guides for religious study: A Catholic Bible (The New American translation is used throughout the study guides.), The Catechism of the Catholic Church or the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church for Grades One Through Eight (Ignatius Press), and a good Catholic dictionary.

Each study guide contains an answer key but does not include the Windeatt biographies which may be purchased separately here.

Save by purchasing these study guides with the biographies in sets by grade level: 3rd and/or 4th grade sets, 5th grade sets, 6th grade sets, 7th grade sets, and 8th grade sets.

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TESTIMONIALS:
"We’ve begun the RACE Study Guide for grades 3-4 and I have found it easy to use and to implement into our busy day. We don’t do everything suggested. We do the vocabulary section, the comprehension questions and some of the further study section. We go at a slower pace, covering one chapter in the guide every 2-4 days, but at least we’re getting more out of our Mary Fabyan Windeatt collection of books! That was the whole purpose in buying your materials. Thank you for planning so much into your guides and for all the neat suggestions. Your ideas are there to make our school days run much smoother. I’m not really sure if I can say “add this” or “add that”. You’ve already got plenty for any family to cover. I have to add that I really like the maps and timelines. It’s great for the kids to see how the saints’ lives meshed in with the rest of history and to see where they lived within the world." A.K.

Windeatt Study Guides

 
Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Story of the Apostle of the North Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
21 Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Story of the Apostle of the North Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resoruce Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-19-3, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Adalbert, St. Stanislaus, St. Margaret of Antioch, Genghis Khan, Batu Khan

Secular Topics: Geography of 13th-century northern Europe, timeline of 12th and 13th centuries

Religious Topics: Litany of the Saints, Liturgy of the Hours, contemplation and meditation for young Catholics, called by God, Will of God, Feast of the Assumption, consecrated life, Ten Commandments, miracles, morning offering, heresy, just war, prayer to St. Michael, consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, importance of service to others

Virtues: obedience, humility
 
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Saint John Masias, Marvelous Dominican Gatekeeper of Lima, Peru Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
22 Saint John Masias, Marvelous Dominican Gatekeeper of Lima, Peru Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-27-8, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: Solanus Casey, St. Martin de Porres, St. Rose of Lima

Secular Topics: Geography of Spain, Portugal, and South America; timeline of the 17th century; the Equator

Religious Topics: Holy souls in purgatory, rosary, holy greetings, heaven, rainbows, spirit of abandonment, holy water, devil, true peace, presence of God, two great commandments, images of God, prejudice, virtue, office of gatekeeper (porter), minor orders, Blessed Sacrament, care of the poor, "too holy", prayer before the tabernacle, child-like trust, name of Jesus, holy habits

Virtues: obedience, humility, friendship, hope, charity
 
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Saint Louis de Montfort, The Story of Our Lady's Slave Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
23 Saint Louis de Montfort, The Story of Our Lady's Slave Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-28-5, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Sulpitius the Pious, St. Dominic, Blessed Alan de la Roche, St. Bernard

Secular Topics: Geography of France (cities and provinces), timeline of the 17th and 18th centuries, French Revolution

Religious Topics: Saintly foolishness; judging others; slavery of sin; scandal; know, love, and serve God; litany; merit; Jansenism; Daughters of Wisdom; importance of religious instruction; religious persecution; path to holiness; free will; street preaching; rosary; devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary; mission; suffering; baptismal vows; the Cross; Way of the Cross; dioceses of France; third order secular religious; prophets of the Old Testament; writings of St. Louis de Montfort; parables; Company of Mary; Easter duty; consecration to Mary

Virtues: simplicity, faith, obedience, humility, meekness
 
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Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
24 Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-22-3, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Claude de la Colombiere, King Louis XIV of France, Titus Oates, Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I of England, St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal, Queen Mary II and King William II of England

Secular Topics: Geography of France, timeline of the 17th century, 17th-century England

Religious Topics: Act of Faith, selfishness, sacrament of Confirmation, Holy Spirit, names of Jesus, sufferings of Jesus, suffering servant, value of rules, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, presumption, sacrilege, chosen souls, Ember Days, accountability, Mystical Body of Christ, Holy Hour of Reparation, God's mercy, promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pride, child-like faith, abandonment to God, First Friday devotion, worry, Visitation order, saints and their feast days, obtaining holiness, 33 Adorations of Jesus Crucified, consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, letters of St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque, Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, effects of Holy Communion

Virtues: faith, obedience, humility
 
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Saint Martin de Porres, The Story of the Little Doctor of Lima, Peru Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
25 Saint Martin de Porres, The Story of the Little Doctor of Lima, Peru Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-29-2, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. John Masias, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Rose of Lima

Secular Topics: Geography of South America, timeline of 16th and 17th centuries, prejudice, Panama, history of Peru

Religious Topics: True riches, prayer before a crucifix, religious habit of the Dominicans, counting your blessings, vestments and altar cloths, sanctifying grace, spiritual and corporal works of mercy, blessedness of work, love of neighbor, holy greetings, intercessory prayer, head coverings in church, social justice, memorization of Bible verses, competiveness, mercy of God, praising God, officials of the Catholic Church, Nicene Creed

Virtues: obedience, humility, kindness
 
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Saint Paul the Apostle, The Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
26 Saint Paul the Apostle, The Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-25-4, 9 x 6 paperback, 112 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Peter, Timothy, Barnabas, St. Mark, Silas, St. Luke, King Herod Agrippa II, goddess Diana, Philemon

Secular Topics: Politics, culture, and religion of the Roman Empire; seven wonders of the world; Roman Colosseum; Roman citizenship

Religious Topics: Timeline of St. Paul's life; theology of St. Paul; letters of St. Paul in Scripture; missionary journeys of St. Paul; Law of Moses; daily prayer; discipleship; Jewish history, culture and religion; prayer and penance; gift of prophecy; Councils of the Church; sacrament of Baptism; complaining; true happiness; persecution; God's will; Mystical Body of Christ; four Gospels; books of the New Testament; wise use of time; praise of God; martyrs; communion of saints

Virtues: faith, love, prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude
 
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Saint Rose of Lima, The Story of the First Canonized Saint of the Americas Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
27 Saint Rose of Lima, The Story of the First Canonized Saint of the Americas Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-31-5, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Martin de Porres, St. Turribuis de Mogovejo, St. John Masias, St. Francis Solano, St. Bernard, St. Hyacinth

Secular Topics: Geography of South America, timeline of 16th and 17th centuries

Religious Topics: Infant of Prague, Baptism, spiritual childhood, intercessory prayer, seven sacraments, First Commandment, Cross, importance of Christian service, suffering, distractions during prayer and Mass, caring for the sick, model of perfection, Palm Sunday, sanctifying grace, hermitage, stories of the prophets, Reconciliation, Calvinists, indulgenced ejaculations, Hail Holy Queen prayer, guardian angels

Virtues: humility
 
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Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Story of the
28 Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Story of the "Dumb Ox" Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-32-2, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Paul, Pope Gregory IX, St. Dominic, Albert the Great, Frederick I, and Frederick II

Secular Topics: 13th-century timeline, Third Crusade, geography of Italy, study of the greatest century (13th)

Religious Topics: Doctor of the Church, patron saint, Gregorian chant, motto of St. Benedict, tabernacle visits, 4th-6th commandments, Bible study, what is God, quotations of St. Thomas

Virtues: anger, patience, obedience, humility
 
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The Children of Fatima and Our Lady's Message to the World Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
29 The Children of Fatima and Our Lady's Message to the World Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-13-1, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Anthony of Padua, St. Dominic, Blessed Alan, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Joseph, St. Berthuld, St. Simon Stock, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila

Secular Topics: Geography of Portugal, timeline of World War I, communism, influenza plague

Religious Topics: First Communion, prayers of Fatima, conversion of sinners, purgatory, hell, heaven, First Five Saturdays, prayer, prayer posture, mysteries of the rosary, grace, contrition and penance, Lourdes grotto, atheists, martyrdom, sacramentals, feast day processions, communion of saints, Litany of Loreto, Carmelite Order, indulgences, treasury of the Church, temporal punishment, Friday as a day of penance, Sunday Mass, victim souls, Mary as Mediatrix, sins against purity, superstition, Holy Will of God, saints, relics, holy images

Virtues: faith, hope, love, obedience, fortitude
 
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The Cure of Ars, The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
30 The Cure of Ars, The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-26-1, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. John Francis Regis, St. Philomena, St. Martin of Tours, St. Philip Neri, Venerable Pauline Jaricot, King Louis XVI of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius VI, Pope Pius VII

Secular Topics: Geography of France, timeline of the 19th century, 19th-century French political climate, French Reign of Terror, French Revolution,

Religious Topics: Holy Sacrifice, religious persecution, morning offering, pride, fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit, mortification, priesthood, holiness, rosary, prayer, the devil, prayer to St. Michael, guardian angel, ten commandments, Hail Mary, doing God's work, knowing God, suffering, blessings, God-given gifts, sacrifice

Virtues: obedience, humility, fortitude, gratitude, love
 
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The Little Flower, The Story of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
31 The Little Flower, The Story of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-34-6, 9 x 6 paperback, 92 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Pope Leo XIII

Secular Topics: Geography of Italy and France

Religious Topics: Timeline of St. Therese's life, Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation), cheerful home, communion of saints, plan for sainthood, sacrifice beads, saints, relics, holy images, Sunday, Anointing of the Sick, visits to Jesus in the tabernacle, Mercy of God, prayer for priests, Holy Week, conversion, grace, Poor Clares order, duties of children, prayer to St. Michael, consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Imitation of Christ, Little Way, Stations of the Cross, prayers for sinners, temptation, Visitation order, The Story of a Soul, novena missionary, godparents, HOly Spirit, holiness, Hail Mary, Song of Songs

Virtues: humility, faith, hope, love

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The Miraculous Medal, The Story of Our Lady's Apparations to Saint Catherine Laboure Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
32 The Miraculous Medal, The Story of Our Lady's Apparations to Saint Catherine Laboure Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-30-8, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Vincent de Paul, Saul of Tarsus (St. Paul

Secular Topics: Geography of France, timeline of 18th and 19th centuries, French Revolution of July 1830, book illuminations

Religious Topics:
Prayer in times of trial, "Be not afriad", conversion of sinners, family as foundation of society, dreams, Daughters of Charity, Priests of the Mission, imitation of Mary, confession, Children of Mary, second and third commandments, Marian apparitions, devotion to Mary, Immaculate Conception, dedication of the days of the week and months of the year

Virtues: obedience, humility, diligence, cheerfulness, piety
 
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