Equipping Catholic Families for August

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for August!

We will be posting a monthly summary of crafts and family traditions each month related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. We hope to give you a little more notice next time…launching the summary post a week or two before the start of the month.

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Feast Day Fun: St Anthony

June 13  is the Feast Day of St. Anthony. St Anthony is known for his purity and innocence and for his intercession to find lost items.  He is often pictured with Baby Jesus because the Infant Savior appeared to him.

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Feast Day Fun: St Brigid

February 1st  is the Feast Day of St Brigid of Ireland

St. Brigid was born daughter to a chieftain and a slave woman, and brought up by a druid. Her life was marked by miracles from an early age which impressed the king of Leinster, who granted her her freedom. She became a religious and founded a monastery over the fires of a pagan shrine at Kildare, and developed into a cathedral city of culture and learning. She and her friend St. Patrick, are regarded as the Pillars of the Irish people. (from SaintNook)

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May Saints!

First, we’ve got the I Spy…the Saints collages…and this FREE printable now includes ALL 12 MONTHS!

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I Spy…March Saints!

Happy Feast of St Joseph!  St Joseph is one of our FAVORITE family saints!Can you name the =&0=&?

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Did you make a resolution to get better organized in 2013?

Happy New Year!

this post is linked to Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival!

Did you make a resolution to get better organized in 2013?  I did!  I also want to study more saints…and add to my Painted Saints collection and
Super Saint Trivia Cards!

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I Spy…the Saints index

Equipping Catholic Families for DECEMBER and ADVENT!

See my index of I Spy…the Saints! for the months of July, August, September, October and November.  They are even offered as a special  Saints Page Printable for month by month binder dividers!

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I Spy…ALL SAINTS in NOVEMBER!

Which I Spy…November Saints do you like best?

I realize that my little wooden painted saints sometimes look like they are kissing…but it’s hard to keep them from moving around on the glass!

This technique of making photo-collages is really fun!

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Dream Team of Saints: October!

Awesome Saints in October!  I just painted a couple more Saints to add to the collection!   Rather than drive myself crazy trying to paint tiny detail with my mediocre brushes, I printed out some animals to hang out with St Francis and the Divine Mercy image for St Faustina. I lightly sprayed the color printouts with hair spray to ensure that the ink wouldn’t run.  I glued them in place on each painted figure, added the saint hands over top, along with some paint accents (because my printer isn’t the best!). I sealed it all in with clear, water-based varnish, adding that little shine and extra durability.   See more tips for making your own Dream Team of Wooden Painted Saints.  Here are a couple other posts about What To Do with Wooden Painted Saints  including Checkers, Snakes & Laddersand Trouble!  

I’m linking up to the OCTOBER CeleLINKY with the SAINTS link-up to add my Saint-centered crafts and activities…and maybe pick up a couple new ideas, how about you?! 

 
All Saints Day is coming soon!  I think I’ll be showcasing the November CeleLINKY with the SAINTS a little early to give people time to prepare for All Saints Parties and Crafts for November 1st!
 
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