Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints Days and ADVENT!

December Saints Days and ADVENT!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

It will be December soon and Advent starts THIS SUNDAY!

Here is our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

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FIVE Favorite Faith-Filled Advent Heirloom Crafts and Family Traditions

Here’s a summary of our most-loved Advent Traditions and the Heirloom Crafts we dig out year after year!

1. The Jesse Tree!


The Jesse Tree Tradition features Biblical ornaments tracing the lineage of Jesus through the Old Testament to the Nativity in the New Testament.

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Around The Advent Wreath {Book Review}

Does your family’s enthusiasm for the Advent Wreath candlelighting and prayers ever wane as Christmas approaches?

5 Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

by Lisa Hendey
Ave Maria Press

The Advent Wreath is a treasured tradition, but we haven’t always stuck with it for all four Sundays, let alone each day of Advent!

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Jesse Tree Advent Calendar: Adapted for 2022!

…because the first Sunday of Advent falls between November 27th-December 3rd, the official Advent Calendar can look different every year (for 7 years!) so we’ve adapted last year’s NEW Jesse Tree Advent Calendar for THIS year!

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Encountering Signs of Faith {Book Review}

Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God

by Allison Gingras
Available at Ave Maria Press

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God by Allison Gingras.

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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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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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(Mostly) LENT Crafts at HOME ~ with what you have on hand!

Looking for crafts to do at home, with what you have on hand?
We sifted through our archives and these are the simplest crafts we found. Many of the crafts are totally appropriate for LENT and the others are just in case you have any kids obsessed with Medieval Times.

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New Year’s Resolutions: the Big FOUR

It’s that time of year again, our second chance to start the new year (the Liturgical Calendar began with Advent in 2021).

These are the big four resolutions that I’m going to tackle (again) and I’ve included some resource, article and affiliate links that I’ve found helpful.

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Brand NEW Advent Craft Kit: Jesse Tree, O Antiphons and Advent Calendar ALL in ONE!


We’re so excited to announce the release of a BRAND NEW Advent Craft Kit!

We’ve added NEW illustrations to our Saints and Liturgical illustrations to format this Advent Bundle that brings all these favorite Advent Traditions together with ONE printable!

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