For Catholics and Christians, Easter is about more than just bunnies and candy. Easter is about the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are free printable stations of the cross, rosary, saints and Easter bible story coloring pages.
The Catholic and Orthodox churches, and some protestant Christian churches, observe the season of Lent for forty days before Easter. Lent “follows” Jesus’s during forty days of fasting in the desert when He was tempted by Satan. in preparation for His sacrifice on the cross. During Lent, we pray, fast and do acts of mercy, almsgiving and penance to imitate Jesus. We follow the “Way of the Cross” or Stations of the Cross and pray the rosary.
St. John the Baptist Religious Education (click here) This site has nearly 100 free printable coloring pages for:
The Rosary (20 free printable coloring pages)
-The Joyful Mysteries (happy events): the annunciation, the Visitation, the Birth of Jesus, the Presentation and Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple.
-The Sorrowful Mysteries (sad events) include: the Agony in the Garden, the Scourging, the Crowning with Thorns, Carrying the Cross and the Crucifixioin.
-The Glorious Mysteries (heavenly events) in Jesus’s life include the Resurrection, the Ascension, the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption and the Crowning of Mary Queen of Heaven.
There are free printable coloring pages for the Luminous Mysteries, too: the Baptism of Jesus, the Wedding at Cana (Jesus’s first public miracle), the Proclamation of the Kingdom and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist. These are Bible events from the life of Jesus.
The Stations of the Cross (click here) (15 free printable coloring pages)
-The Apostle’s Creed (included in the links above) 19 free printable coloring pages.
-Saints coloring pages (also included in the link above) 25 free printable coloring pages including: Saints Patrick, Mary Mother of God, Joan of Arc, Philomena, Tarcisius, Clare, Maximilian Kolbe, Joseph, Francis of Assisi, Valentine and other saints.
-Miscellaneous free printable Catholic Easter coloring pages (available on the link above).
-Instructions to make a free printable “Stations of the Cross” coloring book.
The images are beautifully drawn. Many were created from stained glass windows in various churches. These coloring pages make great lent devotional activities to prepare children for Easter. For more free printable activities, please visit my linked blogs.