Custom Mary Icon

Recently, I purchased this book Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat by Joseph Malham* as I had heard of Icon Retreats before and was excited to try this at home! I created my first icon and posted a little tutorial here: Custom Jesus Icon

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Custom Jesus Icon: Self-Guided Icon Retreat!

Recently, I purchased this book Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat by Joseph Malham* as I had heard of Icon Retreats before and was excited to try this at home!

The book is formatted with Scriptural and Theological reflections alongside step-by-step instructions to create a traditional painted Icon. I appreciated the special tips along the way, even though I opted to create a different image and use less traditional materials. While the author directs us to trace, etch and paint on a wood surface, I opted for a framed canvas from the dollarstore.  While I didn’t have access to traditional gold foil, my “gold spun” acrylic paint plus a little gold glitter paint added the texture and color and sparkle I was looking for.

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Easter!

Alleluia! He has Risen!

Equipping Catholic Families for Easter

50 Days of Easter

A summary post of sustainable celebration for all 50 days of Easter including non-chocolate surprises and treats for plastic eggs and awesome Catholic crafts and family traditions!

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5 Cool Catholic Crafts and Family Traditions for Holy Week

Holy Week is here!

1. Sorrowful Mysteries DIY Votive Candles

We recycled our burnt-down votive candles and replaced the holy images with the Sorrowful Mysteries from the Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit. The images in the craft kit are already in color and are easily adhered to the jars!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Holy Week!

Holy Week is upon us!

Sometimes as we reach the Home Stretch of Lent: Holy Week!, we realize that we need to renew our focus of our Lenten Resolutions and reflect more intently on the Passion of Christ. These Passion Play and Stations of the Cross crafts can help to express and reflect on the events of this very important week, beginning with the Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the triumphant Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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Sorrowful Mysteries: DIY Lenten Votive Candles

A few months ago, I gathered all of our exhausted-but-blessed votive candles and recycled them with Super Saints templates from our Catholic Craft Kit Kelly Saints Blessing Cards

…you can see them here: Recycled Votive Candles.

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Equipping Catholic Families for…March Saints

Equipping Catholic Families for March Saints!

Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar.

The Monthly Devotion for March is St Joseph!

Key Feast Days in March:

  • St Katherine Drexel (March 3)
  • St Casmir (March 4)
  • St Perpetua and St Felicity (March 7)
  • St John of God (March 8)
  • St Frances of Rome, St Dominic Savio, St Catherine of Bologna (March 9)

Super Saints on a Ring are awesome Catholic gifts for your Easter Basket!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for First Sacraments!

Do you know anyone making their First Sacraments: First Reconciliation or First Holy Communion?

Here at Equipping Catholic Families, we have developed a series of Sacrament Craft Kits that have been very popular for Sacrament preparation, crafts and keepsakes!

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Lent-um Momentum

Tomorrow is the second Sunday of Lent! How are you doing on your Lent Resolutions? Do you need a little help to get back on track? Do you need a little Lentum Momentum?

You’re not alone!

We’ve got craft kits you can purchase and download and print right away to kick-start your prayertime and renew your enthusiasm for prayer journaling…and to get kids reflecting on the Stations of the Cross through fun crafts!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Lent 2018!

Lent 2018 starts NEXT WEEK!

Are YOU celebrating Valentine’s Day on Pancake Tuesday…because Ash Wednesday is February 14th?

Keep the SAINT in St. Valentine’s Day with our Love Like a Saint Love Quote Cards!

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