How Instagram helps me Prayer Journal

First of all, I apologize if I have included any of your original artwork in my photo collages. I have only included Instagram post screenshots that I absolutely LOVE and I hope that you will consider posting your Instagram handle in the comments, so that others will follow you as well. Be assured that I would never use anyone else’s original artwork in any products to be sold.

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October Feast Day Fun!


Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions for October Saints, the Monthly Devotion of the Rosary and organized and prayerful Ordinary Time!

I think October is my favorite month for Saints with my favorites St. Therese and St. John Paul II.  See the time we stood up the Pope 

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NEW! Prayer Board Craft Kit!

At our Parish, we have a travel-size Our Lady of Fatima handed from family to family each day of the month, encouraging families to pray the Rosary together. It’s a great opportunity to prompt family prayer and draw parishioners together!

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Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Immediately following the Solemnity of Pentecost last Sunday, we are officially launched into Ordinary Time! This longer of the two periods of Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar takes us through the whole summer and fall and ends on the Feast of Christ the King; the last Sunday before Advent and the new Liturgical Calendar begins.

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Equipping Catholic Families for Sacrament Season!

Yesterday, Bridget received her Confirmation! We’re so proud of Bridget and the beautiful, talented and faith-filled young lady she is becoming!

She has been preparing all year through our Parish and watching the Chosen series* by Ascension Press throughout 10 evening sessions. 

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The Seven Prayer Dispositions

What They Look Like and Why We Need Them

Continuing with our evolving mission on this site Equipping Catholic Families…to PRAY  I’ve been looking at ways we might learn from the Saints (and of course Our Lady) to pray better and develop a more intimate relationship with Jesus. I’ve been studying some of the Prayer Dispositions of the Saints.

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Equipping Catholic Families …to Pray

Equipping Catholic Families is very much a family apostolate and as our five kids one by one step into the teenage and young adult years, our family ministry seems to be maturing as well. We will continue to present #catholiccrafts featuring our Catholic Craft Kits, Quizzing Cards and Books while we recognize the changing needs of our own little family with our Catholic kids emerging into adulthood. While my kids still humor me for the most part as I pull from storage our Catholic crafts and heirlooms to celebrate the Seasons and Feast Days of the Liturgical Calendar, I recognize that these little Catholic crafts, practices and programs will likely lose precedence, except for a few little nostalgic tokens, at least until grandchildren become part of our family dynamic yippee, I can’t wait!

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Equipping Catholic Families for May Saints and Celebrations!

Join us to celebrate May Saints, the Monthly Devotion dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary and the continued joyful season of Easter! Do you see something you like? Click on the pictures and/or links for easy crafts and already-formatted Catholic Craft Kits that come with permission to copy for home use, year after year!

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Equipping Catholic Families for 50 Days of Easter!

Alleluia! He has Risen!

This is our 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!

We’re just recovering from a FLU-filled Holy Week…sorry for the delay in this post!

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Back On Track for Lent with a Custom Lenten Prayer Journal!

It just occurred to me that I might not be the only one who needs a little restart this Lent! With March Break this week, some of our Lenten resolutions have fallen to the wayside.

I have however, been prayer journaling again and I think some of our new tools in the Arma Dei Shoppe have been helping!

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