In this booklet, you’ll find all the Bible passages, prayers, songs, and devotions that our family uses throughout the month of August to enhance our family prayer life and our liturgical living in the home. All the Catholic All Year monthly prayer booklets are designed to be used year after year.
I created this booklet to keep from having to wade through all the different versions of prayers available online, and because I really prefer paper over screens when I’m praying. For all the history, tradition, and backstories surrounding these prayers, blessings, and devotions and the feast days to which they are attached, please consult the Catholic All Year Compendium.
The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This devotion dates back to at least the Middle Ages, and has been promoted by a wide variety of saints, always alongside a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In this month’s booklet you’ll find prayers for the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Angels and the very cool associated Portiuncula Indulgence of St. Francis of Assisi, also for the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the feast of the Queenship of Mary, which now occupies the octave day of the Assumption.
There are also prayers and devotions in honor of August saints including St. Lawrence, St. Clare, St. Bartholomew, St. John the Baptist (for his second feast day of the year, commemorating his death), and the mother-son pair of St. Monica and St. Augustine.
Available in a paperback version on Amazon.
See the August Booklet Bundle here.
A booklet of just the August Blessings for Garden Produce is available here, and the Devotion to the Five Wounds is available here, in case you’d like to be able to print those separately. An extended license for group use is available here.
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Included in this month’s booklet are:
Letter from the Author
Grace Before Meals + August Prayer
Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart
August 2—Queen of Angels
Litany of Loreto
The Portiuncula Indulgence
August 6—The Transfiguration of the Lord
Blessing of Grapes
August 10—Saint Lawrence
August 11—Saint Clare
Devotion to the Five Wounds
August 15—Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Maronite Catholic Assumption Hymn
Hail Holy Queen Hymn
Blessing of Herbs and Produce
August 22—Queenship of the Blessed Virgin
Prayer to Mary, Queen of Heaven
Immaculate Mary Hymn
August 21—Saint Bartholomew
August 27—Saint Monica
August 28—Saint Augustine
A Prayer to the Holy Spirit
August 29—Passion of Saint John the Baptist
Novena to Saint John the Baptist
Litany of Saint John the Baptist
You get a 44 page pdf file, that can be printed as individual pages, but I recommend opening the pdf in Adobe (there is a free version available for download here) and printing it as a booklet on 11 pieces of paper. For best results print on high quality paper (like 24 weight). Lighter weight paper will work, but there will be more show through from the back.
Your purchase entitles you to print this booklet as many times as you’d like for your own household’s personal use. Please do not share the digital files or print the booklet for others. Thank you! For an extended license, that allows printing the items from one listing for classrooms, groups, or extended family, please see this listing.
- August Booklet Bundle including 2-5 below
- Catholic All August Prayer Booklet
- Blessings for Garden Produce Booklet
- Devotion to the Five Wounds Booklet
- Prayer After Grace for August (Immaculate Heart Prayer)
You might also enjoy:
- Grace Before and After Meals (free!)
Personalized Gifts for Those Receiving Sacraments:
- Personalized First Holy Communion Keepsake Set 1
- Personalized First Holy Communion Keepsake Set 2
- Personalized Confirmation Keepsake Set 1
- Personalized Confirmation Keepsake Set 2
- Personalized Baptism Keepsake
- Personalized Wedding Keepsake
The text of these traditional prayers are in the public domain. Newer prayers are cited where possible.
Many included prayers and devotions can be found at Catholic Culture, my favorite online resource for Catholic prayers, traditions, and devotions.
The daily collect prayer for feast days not featured in this booklet can be found online here.
Illustrations are from various editions of the Roman Missal that are out of copyright, and other vintage books similarly out of copyright.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
This compilation is copyright Kendra Tierney 2019, all rights reserved.
For more liturgical living ideas, check out www.CatholicAllYear.com
and The Catholic All Year Compendium, available wherever books are sold.
This booklet is available as a printable pdf at www.CatholicAllYear.com and as a paperback at www.Amazon.com
In case you’re wondering . . . this month’s photo props can be found at the links below.
Immaculate Heart plaque by Sacred Traditions.
Stand Up Rosary Flip Book by Sacred Art Series.