The Time I met Jesus on a Park Bench

So much of what we do each day is experienced through our senses. In conversation with others, we hear them, we see them, we experience our surroundings (even if we’re on Zoom!) and it is tangible. When we pray in mental prayer, from the silence of our hearts, we can lose sight of Whom we are praying to, perhaps sabotaging our efforts to be vulnerable, desensitizing ourselves, and impersonalizing our relationship with Jesus, because we can’t easily perceive or imagine His Presence.

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Cathletics Craft Kits: Up Close! {Catholic Conversation Pieces with Saints and Sacraments}

The Catholic Conversation Pieces with Saints and Sacraments Craft Kit is a packed craft kit of full color templates, illustrated with Kelly Saints and Kelly Comics and offering inviting prompts for meaningful and fun table talk!

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Through the Year with Jesus {Book Review}

Through the Year with Jesus by Katherine Bogner is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book reflecting on the Gospel Readings throughout the entire year! The book begins with an explanation of the format of the book and how it presents the Life of Jesus in the order of the Liturgical Calendar. It also includes a note for Parents and Teachers, a guide to Lectio Divina (and Visio Divina -using Sacred Art) for Children, and a guide for praying the Rosary.

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Prompt Me to Pray through the Seasons!

SET of FOUR printed Prompt Me to Pray Booklets
available for a limited time at 40%OFF
(limited quantities)

$41   $25 plus shipping within US and CANADA

Prompt Me to Pray through ADVENT is a 16 page 8.5″x5.5″ booklet that introduces a practical plan for more consistent prayer from the heart, particularly during the Liturgical Season of Advent. Particular experiences and circumstances within these four weeks before Advent can be associated with opportunities to pray. This booklet offers prayers as well as prayer journal prompts to make the most of Advent and the early celebration of Christmas, to dig deeper into prayer as we prepare our hearts for the Arrival of Jesus.

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Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER! NEW Craft Kit!

JUST RELEASED! We’re excited to announce that Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER NOW AVAILABLE
and it’s APPROVED by TWO PRIESTS, A BISHOP (and even an Accountant ~ my Dad)

Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER is the next special guide to help apply the practical plan for consistent prayer from the heart of Monica’s newly released book Prompt Me to Pray to the Seasons, the Saints, and the Sacraments! We’re looking at the unique circumstances and graces available in these Catholic moments and mentored by these Catholic heroes to build the habit of prayer through extra timely
Prompts to Pray! 

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My Perfectly Imperfect Prayer from the Heart

My imperfect, even at times bumbling prayer just might be preferable to a curated selection of memorized classic prayers. Even if I meander or hesitate, stumble or stutter, my words from the heart are more valuable than meticulously planned, rehearsed, or recited prayer, because the words are my own.

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Who Do You Say That I Am? {Book Review}

Who Do You Say That I Am? and Other Questions Christ Asks Us

by Robert LeBlanc

Who Do You Say That I Am? is thoughtfully written and insightful. It offers a perfect opportunity for reflection and a jumpstart to prayer. Prompted to respond to Jesus’ direct questions through our own circumstances, struggles, and joys, we dare to explore and pursue a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. This book will be a welcome addition to your collection of spiritual reading and an invaluable prompt for heartfelt prayer.

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Book Review: The Virtues for Catholic Youth

Well, Catholic Sprouts seems to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! They’ve been creating wonderful resources for years and it sounds like they’re on the verge of something extra exciting with their big Innovation Challenge win and partnership with Our Sunday Visitor for the Domestic Church Project.

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Review: Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life

Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life
by Christina Semmens

English and Spanish translation in one book!

This book is a treasure! It’s just the book I was looking for as I pursue a deeper spiritual life, a closer relationship with Jesus, more heartfelt personal prayer and a stronger commitment to surrender to Jesus, placing my trust in Him.

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Next Phase Parenting: Gen Z

Somewhere along the lines, we seem to have entered a new phase of parenting. Our adult to kid ratio has changed abruptly from 2:5 to 5:2 and the dynamics of this change have become more pronounced during this unexpected extended time under one roof.

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