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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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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Equipping Catholic Families for FEBRUARY Saints, Monthly Devotion and Ordinary Time!

Equipping Catholic Families for February Saints!

Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. As our kids get older, our activities and commitment to Catholic crafts has changed and adjusted (at least for our tween, teen and young adult kids)! While we haven’t exactly been adding a lot of Catholic crafts around here, we do enjoy pulling out the crafts and programs we’ve developed over the years, sometimes sharing them with younger families in our parish!

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Subtle Saints Stationary and Tools

The Saints make me happy. I like having my Dream Team of Saints in my corner and they help me with a lot of things…intercession for sure, but also practical tips to strive for holiness, guidance for everyday coping, safe-keeping of snail mail, an excuse to celebrate often (so many favorite Feast Days this month!) and subtle saints evangelization…

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NEW Rosary Journal Stamps for October: Month of the Rosary!


October, the Month of the Rosary starts today!

In honor of a renewed commitment to praying the Daily Rosary, I have added brand new Rosary Journal Stamps, requested by one of our Prayer-Impressions-Journal-Stamp-loving customers!

We have made the Rosary stamps smaller to try to accommodate daily calendars and planners and prayer journals!

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No Rosary? No Problem! 5 Finger Rosary Hack

Just a little practical tip for busy Catholics trying to squeeze in their daily Rosary.

Sometimes throughout our busy day, we may find ourselves with an opportunity to pray, but no Rosary in our pocket. Despair not! While a blessed Rosary is ideal to recite the Rosary with and very helpful to keep track of all those Hail Marys, we need look no further than our own hands for an easy way to keep track of prayers.

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Our Response to the Abuse Scandal: #SackClothandAshes

The Holy Father has just sent this letter to Catholics Worldwide: Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

He encourages us to pray and do penance so “that we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation.”

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Equipping Catholic Families for August Saints!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for August Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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Equipping Catholic Families for JULY Saints!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for July Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Precious Blood of Jesus. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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Equipping Catholic Families for June Saints!

Monthly Devotion of June: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Woven Heart Craft (with video tutorial)

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Key Feast Days in June:

Saints Craft Kits

22 Saint-packed Craft Kits at the Arma Dei Shoppe including:

Saints Crafts:

Season of the Liturgical Calendar:

Ordinary Time!

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time!

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