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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Equipping Catholic Families for August

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for August!

We will be posting a monthly summary of crafts and family traditions each month related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. We hope to give you a little more notice next time…launching the summary post a week or two before the start of the month.

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NEW! Rosary Journal Stamps!

We’ve just added a couple ROSARY Journal Stamps to our Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shop!

After having recently re-committed to saying the daily Rosary (see 5 practical tips for the Reluctant Rosary prayer), I’ve been working on a few tools and tips that have helped me make it a lasting habit.

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Reluctant to Regular Rosary Prayer

So… the Rosary is a remarkable prayer tool and devotion and I know many people who credit the Rosary for answered prayer and family blessings. Countless pope, saints and priests have encouraged us to say the Rosary, citing the Graces. Our Lady herself promises that her Immaculate Heart will indeed triumph, especially with increased dedication to this daily devotion. For years, I’ve heard the beautiful graces attached to daily recitation of the Rosary, especially said as a family.

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The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare: Book Review

Recently, I was given this book* from Franciscan Media and the timing couldn’t have been better. Recently, I have felt called to recommit to saying the daily Rosary and I have discovered 5 Practical Tips for making it a here-to-stay habit.

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Month of May: Month of Mary! Crafts and Activities inspired by Mother Mary and the Rosary!

We’re well into May! Here’s a quick picture summary of some of our favorite Mary and Rosary crafts!

Our oversized wood bead Rosary is always 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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Printables for a Prayerful Lent!

Super Cute Bible Tabs to get you flipping through the Bible from Catholic Icing.  I turned a soft cover Catholic Bible into a Hardcover  Bible and while I was at it, a Journaling Bible.

Easy as Abacus Stations of the Cross Just released last week! Kelly Saints Stations of the Cross on a wood frame Abacus, perfect for little fingers to keep track of the Stations!

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NEW Easy Rosary Craft

I’m so excited to make another awesome craft with the Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit featuring the Kelly SaintsTM Craft Kit.

Not only can you make the Revolving Rosary, Mysteries Lace-Up Booklets and Living Rosary disks, here’s a quick tutorial for making your own Easy as Abacus Rosary!

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Easy as Abacus Rosary

Easy as Abacus Rosary

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The Easy as Abacus Rosary offers Mysteries of the Rosary thumbnails and clipart of the Blessed Virgin Mary to customize a Rosary Abacus made from a Dollarstore square framed canvas. The strung Pony beads are perfect for little fingers to count the prayers of the Rosary, while they visualize each Mystery in the Kelly Saints illustrations.

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Month of May ~ Month of Mary

Can you believe it? The Month of May starts this Sunday! May is devoted to Our Lady…so here’s a quick little showcase of Mary and Rosary crafts!

Our oversized wood bead Rosary is always 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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