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.

Tell others about your experiences with this product here.

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.

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The Little Flower, The Story of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Therese SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-34-6,


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, ... View more info

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Patron Saint of First Communicants, The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Imelda SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-01-8,


Other Characters Studied: St. Dominic, St. Benedict, St. Agnes, St. Tarcisius, and Italian writers Petrarch and Baccaccio Secular Topics: 14th-century timeline, geography of Italy and France Religious Topics: Angelus, Baptism, Blessed Sacrament, thanking God, grace, right priorities, Holy Eucharist, trust in God, intercessory prayer, Holy Communion, mission of the Church, Holy Mass, generosity of God, Rule of St. Benedict, Decree on First Communion (Pope Pius X), and On Frequent and Daily Reception of Holy Communion (Pope Pius X) View more info

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Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Story of the "Dumb Ox" Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Thomas SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-32-2,


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 View more info

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Saint Rose of Lima, The Story of the First Canonized Saint of the Americas Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

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ISBN: 978-1-934185-31-5,


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, Ca... View more info

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Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Story of the Apostle of the North Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resoruce Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Hyacinth SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-19-3,


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 Vi... View more info

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Pauline Jaricot, Foundress of the Living Rosary and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Pauline SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-33-9,


Other Characters Studied: St. Januarius, St. Philomena, St. Sophie Barat, St. John Henry Newman Secular Topics: Geography of France, timeline of 18th and 19th centuries, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution Religious Topics: Cross of Christ, happiness, justice and mercy of God, setting a good example for others, foreign missions, Mystical Body of Christ, pride, suffering, victim soul, St. Paul and women, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, World Mission Sunday, tenth commandment, Litany of Loreto, Association of the Living Rosary, devotion t... View more info

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Saint Benedict, The Story of the Father of the Western Monks Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Benedict SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-02-5,


Other Characters Studied: St. Placid, Emperor Justinian, St. Gregory the Great, St. Scholastica Secular Topics: 5th- and 6th-century timeline, Age of Migrations map, Roman Roads map, Osthrogoths, Visigoths, Huns, Vandals, Roman gods and goddesses (Apollo, Jupiter, Venus), Roman road construction Religious Topics: Hermit's life, spire of church, historical role of Benedictine monks, sacrifice v. comfort, daily prayer, five types of prayer, Arian heresy, being a peacemaker, St. Benedict medal, Justinian Code, miracles, Rule of St. Benedict, devil, peac... View more info

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Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Margaret Mary SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-22-3,


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 Day... View more info

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Saint Dominic, Preacher of the Rosary and Founder of the Dominican Order Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Dominic SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-15-5,


Other Characters Studied: St. Mary Magdalen Secular Topics: Geography of France, Spain and Italy, timeline of 12th and 13th centuries Religious Topics: Holy Spirit, rosary, marks of the Church, Albigensian heresy, plenary indulgence, love of God, Annunciation, devotion to the Blessed Virgin, religious habits of the Dominican order, Sign of the Cross, guardian angel, angels, love, loaves and fishes, goodness and kindness of God, process of canonization of saints, Hail Mary, gathering of the twelve apostles, communion of saints, miracles, gift of pr... View more info

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The Children of Fatima and Our Lady's Message to the World Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Fatima SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-13-1,


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, comm... View more info

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The Cure of Ars, The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Cure SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-26-1,


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... View more info

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5th Grade Windeatt Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Condition: ISBN 978-1-934185-07-0


This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: King David and His Songs, Blessed Marie of New France, Saint Rose of Lima, and Saint Martin de Porres. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered. View more info

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6th Grade Windeatt Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Condition: ISBN 978-1-934185-08-7,


This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Saint Benedict, Saint Dominic, Saint John Masias, and The Children of Fatima. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered. View more info

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8th Grade Windeatt Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Pauline Jaricot, St. Francis Solano, St. Margaret Mary, and St. Paul the Apostle. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered. View more info

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3rd and 4th Grade Windeatt Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: The Patron Saint of First Communicants (Blessed Imelda), Saint Catherine of Siena, The Miraculous Medal, and Saint Thomas Aquinas. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered. View more info

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7th Grade Windeatt Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Saint Louis de Montfort, Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Cure of Ars (St. John Vianney), and The Little Flower (St. Therese of Lisieux). See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered. View more info

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King David and His Songs Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: David SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-05-9,


Secular Topics: Geography of early Israel, timeline of 1200-803 BC, Golden Age of Jewish history Religious Topics: anointing, Psalms, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, wise choices, monarchy of early Israel, judging others, venial sins, repentance, temporal punishment, worldly amusements, formation of conscience, kings and prophets of undivided and divided Kingdoms of Israel and Judah Virtues: meekness, gentleness View more info

Grades 3-8 Windeatt Saint Biography Study Guides

By: Janet P. McKenzie

Price: $100.00

Publisher: RACE for Heaven:

Seller ID: Complete SG


Complete set of all twenty RACE for Heaven study guides for the Windeatt saint biographies bound in five 8.25 x 11" grade-level paperbacks. Save by purchasing all five grade-level guides. View more info

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Blessed Marie of New France, The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Marie SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-12-4,


Other Characters Studied: St. Joseph, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, King Louis XIV of France, Jonah, the North American martyrs, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Blessed Francois de Montmorency-Laval Secular Topics: Geography of France and Canada, timeline of the 17th century, Native American tribes, the Louvre Religious Topics: Hail Mary; Jesuit Relations; saint of the day; virtue; Veni Creator Spiritus; intercession of the saints; waiting for God; praise of God; Society of Jesus; God's will; consecrated life; outward appearances; Lat... View more info

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Saint Catherine of Siena, The Story of the Girl Who Saw Saints in the Sky Study Guide

By: Janet P. McKenzie

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Publisher: Biblio Resource Publications, Inc.,: 2009,

Seller ID: Catherine SG

ISBN: 978-1-934185-11-7,


Other Characters Studied: St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine, St. Norbert, St. Bernard, St. Dominic, St. John the Evangelist, King David, Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Gregory XI Secular Topics: Turkish invasion of 14th century, timeline of 14th century, leprosy, geography of Italy and France Religious Topics: Holy Family, domestic church, visits to the tabernacle, rainbow, hermits, vocations, history of the Dominican order, gratitude to God, Sunday Mass, fasting, corporal and spiritual works of m... View more info