Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano

Each year on October 23rd, the Day of San Juan, thousands of swallows leave their mud nests at the San Juan Capistrano Mission and head south[Argentina] for the winter. Amazingly, the swallows return each year on March 19th, St. Joseph's Day[The Miracle of the Swallows], and rebuild their nests for the summer.  ~ About.com Homeschooling 

The Swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano Coloring Page

See here for more information about Mission San Juan Capistrano(Franciscans).

Also see:

The Swallows, The Character Building Readers: Industry(sixth grade), 1910, free and in public domain.

Saints in the New World, Stories of Saints, 1908

Swallows, Handbook of Nature-study, 1918
The Swallow's Nest, The Boston Collection of Kindergarten Stories, 1913

The Swallows, Bancroft's Third Reader, 1883

Printable story of St. John of Capistrano, namesake of the mission

Nature Stories by Grades- Sixth Grade, Migratory Birds

More later...

Books are downloadable, readable online, and printable. To print, right click on the images of the pages at the links.

2 comments:

Mrs. Pear said...

We have been to this mission, it is near our old home, and it is absolutely beautiful! The courtyard is surrounded by beautiful archways with a stunning fountain in the middle.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how interesting!

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