September Saints: Catholic Crafts and Family Traditions!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for September Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Seven Sorrows of Mary…along with various Catholic Crafts and Saint Calendar kits to ease our way Back to School!

Up here in Canada, we are just getting Back to School…so we’re launching a Back to School Special (code: BOGO$ale2022 ) in the Arma Dei Shoppe to cheer that up!

Spend $20 on Cathletics Craft Kit PDFs and get $10 OFF*

*Special SALE applies to the purchase of PDF craft kits only. Sale ends September 30th.
Books, cards, journal stamps not included within the $20 minimum purchase.

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Extreme Makeover: Birdhouse Edition!

From Birdhouse to Dollhouse;
Dollhouse to SAINTS House!

I’ve been painting little saints from wooden peg dolls for a while now.
I’ve created little churches and travel churches and hangouts, Nativities and Passion Plays!

I’ve been looking for a while…for a little wooden dollhouse at the appropriate 1.25″ saint scale, but to no avail.

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Activities, Crafts and Family Traditions for August Saints Days

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for August Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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BE the Prompt to Pray

As a mom of three young adults, my Mom-responsibilities are evolving as they face big decisions.

While it is a blessing when they want to talk about their concerns and choices, it is becoming increasingly clear that I can’t easily jump in and fix everything. I don’t have ready-to-go advice. I’m the kind of person who is more likely to think of the best answer, hours after mulling it over.

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Equipping Catholic Families for Summer Saints: July!

Apologies for our late posting for July Saints Days and Celebrations!
We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for July Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Precious Blood of Jesus.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You

The monthly devotion of June honors the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Delving into this devotion, we reflect on the profound love Jesus has for each one of us. While the Devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is classic and traditional, the Divine Mercy of Jesus devotion is somewhat new, revealed to St Faustina in 1931. Both devotions however focus on the Love and Mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Review: The Illustrated Bible for Children by Magnificat/Ignatius Press

I am so excited to review this NEW Illustrated Bible for Children by the Magnificat division of Ignatius Press. It’s beautifully illustrated with relatively simple and very sweet illustrations in a comic book format for kids 7 years old and up. The font is a nice size with a combination of CAPS for narration and upper and lower case for dialogue. The people are smiley cartoon (my categorization) in gentle and friendly settings, color and formatting.

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Catholic Craft Kits packed with Saints, Seasons, Sacraments, Catechism and Prayer

Checkout our Cathletics Craft Kits, packed with Saints, (Catholic) Seasons, Sacraments, Catechism and Prayer! Click on a Craft Kit to read more about it in its Featured Post!

SAINTS Craft Kits

Packed with Kelly SaintsTM illustrations, these craft kits introduce our favorite heroes of our Faith into family life, classic games, Catholic crafts and research projects.

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10 Tips Fostering Faith-Filled Ordinary Time

Sometimes it’s difficult to jump enthusiastically into Ordinary Time, because it sounds so, well, ordinary!

But Catholic living can add so much richness to our everyday life and celebrating our Faith and family culture can be an active pursuit all year long! Here are ten ideas to foster your own family culture…while integrating the richness of our Catholic Faith with Saints, Sacraments, Scripture, Catechism and Prayer!

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More FAITH at Home

Spring has SPRUNG and we’re already starting to look toward SUMMER!

I don’t know about you, but in the hectic pace of just everyday, Ordinary Time, with kids’ school and extra-curricular, health issues, family celebrations and events, I often feel guilty that my own prayer life is not so focused and our family prayer can meander away…

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