7 Days ’til LENT and a plan for Valentine’s Eve!

Just a week away from Lent, and you’ve probably heard the dilemma…
Ash Wednesday falls on the SAME day as Saint Valentine’s Day.

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is always the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. There is a tradition of going to confession on this day, in preparation for Lent. This particular Tuesday is tied with the celebration of Mardi Gras, representing the last day of feasting and fun before Lent. Practically, it was a good time to finish up all the food that would be forbidden during Lent.

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September Saints Days: Feast Day Fun!

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: catchacraftkit2023 ) in the Arma Dei Shoppe to cheer that up!

Get $5 OFF your next Cathletics Craft Kit PDF!

*Special SALE applies to the purchase of PDF craft kits only. Sale ends September 15th.
Books, cards, journal stamps not included within the $25 minimum purchase.

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Renovations

We recently renovated our online Arma Dei Catholic Shop with new formatting, and helpful buttons offering shortcuts to carefully-curated products according to Season of the Liturgical Calendar, Sacraments, Saints, Catechism, Prayer, and Prayer Journal Stamps!

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Rosary Crafts, Kits, Tools and Tips!

Rosary Crafts, Kits, Tools, and Tips to make the Daily Family Rosary a lasting habit!

Rosary Tools

First of all, here are my favorite prayer counters for praying the Rosary, with kids or alone, in the car, on a walk, or in bed!

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NEW Rosary Craft Kit: Revolving Rosary!

The Revolving Rosary is assembled to make ONE Mysteries of the Rosary Spinwheel (to keep track of the Mysteries of the Rosary, decade by decade) and ONE Prayers of the Rosary Spinwheel (to keep track of the Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Glory Be prayers recited with each decade)

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{Movie Review} Bridge of Roses: Our OWN Miraculous Marian Shrine and Pilgrimage Site in CANADA!

I’m so excited to share news of this brand NEW documentary of our own Miraculous, Marian Shrine and Pilgrimage Site in Canada!

The video is so nicely created with a reenactment of The Story of Our Lady of the Cape (starring my favorite Bishop, Bishop Scott McCaig and Fr. Ben St. Croix) and featuring inspiring interviews from two of my favorite Companions of the Cross, Fr. Roger Vandenakker and Fr. Mark Goring, as well as Fr. Donald Calloway  of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

We are so blessed to have Our Lady of the Cape; our own National Shrine in Quebec, Canada!

“Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape is a faith-affirming documentary that recounts the remarkable story of Cap-de-la-Madeleine near Trois Rivieres, Quebec – its missionaries, miracles and 400 year relationship with the Mother of God.”

from our National Shrine Notre Dame du Cap

I purchased the digital download of the movie for just $11 and watched it on Vimeo.

Check out this awesome movie  here: Bridge of Roses

I was also SO excited to hear about the giant Marian Congress held in our nation’s Capital in 1947!

and… I eagerly enrolled in the Rosary Confraternity at rosarybridge.com joining a minimum of three rosaries each week with thousands praying around the world!

Rosary Crafts to help your family pray the Rosary regularly!

 

 

Equipping Catholic Families with Rosary Crafts

Make a Rosary Abacus with the printable packed with the Mysteries of the Rosary and instructions for the pony bead abacus.

This Cathletic Craft Kit offers full sets of Mysteries of the Rosary thumbnails and clipart of the Blessed Virgin Mary to customize a Rosary Abacus made from a square framed canvas from the Dollarstore.

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October Saints Days

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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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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Equipping Catholic Families with crafts and activities to celebrate Mother Mary!

We’re already in the second week of May! Here’s a quick picture summary of some of our favorite Rosary and Mary Crafts!

Our oversized wood bead Rosary has always been a hit at the conferences we attend. This is a pretty simple craft made with wooden beads, a wooden cross and a wooden heart, acrylic paint and mod podge…and it’s one of the favorites in our book A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families*

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