Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls: {Book Review}

I was intrigued about this book Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls* and thought that it would be just the right thing for 11 year old Bridget. I was right!

Journals and All about Me type books have been pretty popular with my daughters…especially during the tween years! While my older girls still journal, this one is perfect to launch Bridget into thoughtful journaling…and prayer journaling. I just love that this is a Catholic Journal featuring female saints among the prompts and activities.

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NEW! Pocket Prayer Cards

For a limited time, we’ve included the special double-sided template of Kelly SaintsTM  Pocket Prayer Cards in the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book craft kit (PDF) 

renovated and re-released this week at Equipping Catholic Families.

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Our Lady of Fatima by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle {Book Review}

Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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First Reconciliation Season: 4 Sacrament Craft Kits!

We’re entering Sacrament Preparation time again …with our 5th kid Adam. He’s learning a lot of new things these days!

We’re revisiting our FOUR most recent Sacrament Craft Kits…and I think they’re all going to be helpful this year as we prepare Adam for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion!

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Prayer-Loom Prayer Book

We’ve expanded the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book Craft Kit!

The Prayer-Loom Prayer Book Craft Kit features 7 pages of prayers and illustrated prayercards, a Faith mentor template to record insights and prayers from loved ones, along with helpful tips and links to make this Heirloom Prayer-Loom Prayer Book a keepsake Sacrament gift and prayer journal.

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Reconciliation Prep

We’ve updated our Reconciliation Prep Craft Kit! It’s got 12 pages of color AND black and white templates presenting TWO classic Act of Contrition prayers, a few different formats of the Examination of Conscience (based on the Ten Commandments), quick information about the Sacrament and the general format of Reconciliation with the official text for both First and subsequent Confession. A number of different formats are included to accommodate one or two kids…or a whole class!

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Feast Day Fun: Feast of the Archangels!

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits  Series ONE and TWO  and Saint Scripts THREE!

The three Archangels are St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael and their Feast Day is September 29th!

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Praying the Rosary Like Never Before by Edward Sri {Book Review}

Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart {Book Review}

Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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Feast Day Fun: St Monica, Patron Saint of Moms!

{August27} Feast Day Fun: St Monica!

St Monica is remembered as having a stressful life, between her ill-tempered husband and rebellious son! Through persistent prayer, sacrifice, patience and gentleness, St Monica’s husband converted before he died. Her rebellious son Augustine was also converted and became a bishop and saint and is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. With patience, gentleness and persistence, St Monica reminds us to pray for others, even when they are difficult to get along with …and resistant to changing their ways! She offers us hope in our prayer for those who stray from Jesus.

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