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The coloring pictures are in easy-to-print PDF files.

Instructions: Click on a picture below. Then print it. See tips below.

16 pictures

Tips for accurate PDF printing:
For Adobe Reader 7.0
In the Adobe Print dialog box, check these boxes:Check these two boxes: Auto-Rotate and Center & Choose Paper Source by PDF page size
For Adobe Reader 8.0
If you are having trouble printing, try clicking on "Advanced" then "Print as Image."

For older versions
In the Adobe Print dialog box, make sure the boxes for Shrink oversized pages to paper size and Expand small pages to paper size are NOT checked. (In some versions the option is Page Scaling: NONE, click to find Fit to pages and Shrink large pages.)

• If you're having trouble downloading the file, right-click on the image below and choose "Save target as..." to save it. Then open the PDF with Adobe Reader Get Adobe Reader (free from Adobe's website) and print it following the above tips.

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To use the Online Coloring Book as printed coloring pictures:
1) Select a picture
2) Click "Print" without filling in any color

Pictures 1,3,7,8,14,15 are designed by B.A. Kissinger* | Copyright © 2002 St. Nicholas Center
May be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from

Pictures 4 & 5 are from Festausschuss St. Nikolaus, St. Nikolaus im Warndt, Germany. Used by permission.

Picture 10 is by Carolyn Stitch, Holland Visitors & Convention Bureau, published by the Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan. Used by permission of the artist.

Picture 12 is an illustration by Benjamin C. Boulter, a schoolmaster, for the Parish Paper of St. Silas the Martyr Parish Church, Kentish Town, London, UK. Used by permission.

Picture 19 is from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Front Royal, Virginia. Used by permission.

Picture 20 is from Patroonheiligen in Kruissteek, the Netherlands. Used by permission.

Picture 23 is from Saints Joachim and Anna Ukrainian Catholic Church, Front Royal, Virginia. Used by permission.

Picture 24 is by Kristen Rabideau, Drawn2BCreative. Used by permission.

Picture 6 is by John Matusiak, The Icon book, Department of Christian Education, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Used by permission.

Pictures 2 and 11 are from "Twas the Month Before Christmas: A Coloring and Family Activity Book Copyight © 1999 by Martha King. Reproduced with permission by Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This book has crafts, coloring pictures, and activities to help children understand and celebrate Advent. Purchase from, or

Picture 16 is from "Faith Keepers: Holy Card Maker Copyight © 2007 by Brenda & George Nippert. Reproduced with permission by Nippert & Co. Artworks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 110 holy cards, mostly saints, also including Stations of the Cross and a few others. Each design in full color and as a line drawing to be colored. May also be printed as small posters. Purchase from Nippert & Co. Artworks.

Picture 17 is posted with permission of Loyola Press. Please visit Loyola Press for more faith-nurturing resources. The illustration is also availble as a mini-poster with more information.

Picture 22 is from Fun with Saints: Coloring & Activity Book Copyight © 2009 by Virginia Helen Richards & D. Thomas Halpin. Reproduced with permission by Pauline Books & Media, Boston, Massachusetts. This book has a coloring page and activity page each for 30 saints: Mary, Joseph, Paul, Nicholas, Monica, Patrick, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Elizabeth of Hungary, Clare, Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Juan Diego, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Rose of Lima, Lorenzo Ruiz, Martin de Porres, Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha, Bernadette, Damien of Molokai, Thérèse of Lisieux, Bl. Jacinta & Francisco Marto, Faustina Kowalska, Bakhita of Sudan, Katharine Drexel, Pio of Pietrelcina and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta. Purchase from Pauline Books & Media.

Picture 24 is from Advent 2014: 24 Coloring Pages & Activities Copyight © 2014 by Veronica Jarski. Coloring pages and activities to for Advent, the Sundays of Advent, Advent saints, and more. Digital book to print. Used by permission. Purchase from Etsy Paper Dali.

Book cover*Barbara Kissinger has a new book, Christmas Past, Pelican Publishing, 2005. Richly illustrated with more than two hundred images from her extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, the text gives Christmas celebration history and customs from around the world. Purchase from, or

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