These stained glass coloring pages are from images in old church windows and old Catholic books - the kind you'd like to color in old books.
There are images of Jesus, Mary, and the saints that you can use for teaching the Catholic feast days, Holy Days of Obligation and the other days in the liturgical calendar. I've tried to collect them all here; yet as we sometimes add coloring pages, so you may find more on related pages.
We've included an image of Christ the King, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and many saints to use through the liturgical year. Some of the pages lend themselves to being trimmed for another project like making holy cards or greeting cards. I love what a lady in Greece did for her students with the Annunciation - they colored and cut the picture and added it to matching construction paper. Beautiful!
We have friends who have been so kind as to make patron saint cards for us. These are also especially nice for Baptism and Confirmation or birthdays and name days. Just use the booklet setting on your printer to print the picture on the right side. Fold in half for a lovely greeting card. If you'd like to buy all of these in one download, buy them here.
Some of these stained glass coloring pages of Mary are simple for little ones. The rest are from pictures of stained glass church windows. See this lovely stained glass project with a classroom of little children.
Stained glass windows have taught the Catholic Faith with their vibrant colors and meticulous details throughout the centuries. They're some of the most beautiful and lasting decorations that adorn our churches. They really draw your attention when they fill with sunlight.
At night their effect works in reverse and the pictures cheer us in the darkness outside with a colorful invitation to enter. I can remember the windows in our parish church when we would leave Midnight Mass, Stations of the Cross, and confessions during winter and how pretty they looked as we drove toward home since it was usually dark when we left. Such a cheery memory!
And they make really great stained glass coloring pages!
Did you know that gold is required to color the reds and yellows in the glass? This makes all the red and amber colors expensive to buy. This is why so many parish churches have predominantly blue stained glass windows. The blue windows cost less to buy. Also, the blue glass is easier to cut. :-)
When your students or children are coloring stained glass windows, remind them to use vibrant colors even if they color the spaces lightly as this gives the effect of the light showing through a window.
Use printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer