Saint Stanislaus B&M Roman Catholic Church

St. Paul the First Hermit Coloring Contest For Children Ages 3-12

The first Christian hermit was St. Paul.  He lived a simple life of prayer in a cave near a palm tree.  A raven would bring him a half loaf of bread daily and upon his death two lions came running across the desert with their manes flying.  They knelt by his body, roared lamentations, and dug a grave for him.  Pictures depict St. Paul the Hermit with a palm tree, two lions, and a raven. 

The Pauline Fathers that serve at St. Stanislaus and Corpus Christi Churches are a religious order founded in Hungary.  St. Paul the First Hermit is their patron, and they adopted the name “Order of St. Paul the First Hermit”.  His feast day is celebrated on January 15.

In celebration of the feast day of St. Paul the Hermit, St. Stanislaus Church is holding a coloring contest open to children from age 3 to age 12.  The picture to be colored is provided in the Am-Pol Eagle paper, in the church, in the rectory, and on our Facebook or web page.  Entry submission should include one sentence of why you like St. Paul the Hermit.  Mail all entries to St. Stanislaus Church, 123 Townsend, Buffalo, NY 14212.  All entries must be submitted no later than Monday, January 25.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, January 30 after the 4:00 pm Mass.