Equipping Catholic Families for December Feasts and Saints Days!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Both the month of December and the season of Advent begin this weekend!
  • Here is our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar.

Key Feast Days in December:

  • St Francis Xavier (December 3)
  • St John Damascene (December 4)
  • St Nicholas (December 6)
  • St Ambrose (December 7)
  • Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • St Juan Diego (December 9)
  • Our Lady of Loretto (December 10)
  • Our Lady, Queen of Angels (December 11)
  • St Damasus I (December 11)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
  • St Lucy (December 13)
  • St John of the Cross (December 14)
  • O Antiphons (December 17-23)
  • Bambinelli Sunday (December 16)
  • Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dec 18)
  • St Abraham, St Isaac, St Jacob (December 20)
  • St Thomas, St Peter Canisius (December 21)
  • St John of Kanty (December 23)
  • The Birth of Jesus (December 25)
  • St Stephen (December 26)
  • St John Apostle (December 27)
  • Holy Innocents (December 28)
  • St Thomas Becket (December 29)
  • Feast of the Holy Family (December 30)


Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe for great stocking stuffers! on sale until December 13/2018!

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a great way to countdown the days until Christmas. You’ll find lots of chocolate covered ones in the stores now, but you can make your own and fill it with dollarstore Nativity figures, holy medals, Saint pegs, Super Saints, printable Advent Quest challenges and of course your favorite treats or chocolates. There are so many ways to make an Advent Calendar (including this one we made years ago) and we found 35 [Awesome} DIY Advent Calendars here.

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That’s my Patron Saint looking at me!

In the last week, a customer asked me for some custom artwork. She asked if I could create 8″x10″ Super Saints prints of the three patron saints of her children. She plans to frame the images and hang them over each bed (or crib).

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Feast Day Fun: St Gertrude

St Gertrude the Great (1256-1302) was a Benedictine mystic and she is patroness of the West Indies.  She was born in Germany and placed in a Benedictine convent at the age of five. She had a vision of Jesus at the age of twenty-six. She wrote a number of books and many prayers, spreading devotion of the Sacred Heart. She is also credited with this special prayer for the souls in Purgatory. Jesus, Himself told her that He would ease the suffering of 1000 souls, release them from purgatory and welcome them into Heaven, each time this prayer is prayed devoutly!

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Equipping Catholic Families for November Saints!

Equipping Catholic Families for November 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.

Hey, are you ready for the NEW Liturgical Calendar starting December 3rd?

We’ve got the NEW 2018-2019 Wall Calendar for Every Day Catholics and it includes November and December of 2018 plus all of 2019, illustrated with our unique Super Saints for Feast Days and Monthly Devotions plus a couple bonus templates for Catholic lists and logs!

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Last Minute Saints Crafts and Deco!

Has All Saints Day snuck up on you this year? I’ve put together some easy last minute crafts you can put together without even leaving your house! These crafts use templates from our Saints Craft Kits in our Arma Dei shoppe. You can print out a couple copies at home and even laminate them for use next year and forever!

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Top 20 Saints Books

These are the 20 Saints Books I pulled from my shelves. I love the Saints and I find that this collection of books has helped my whole family delve into the lives of the Saints, satisfy our research projects on the saints, choose our own patron saints and foster the love and devotion we have for them.

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Book Review: Cloud of Witnesses

This is a beautiful board book to introduce your little one to the Saints! I received a copy in exchange for my honest review, but you can pick up your own copy for your child or Godchild through TAN.

I really like the simple and colorful illustrations of the Saints by Meg Whalen and that the text about each saint focuses on a simple and profound quote expressing one of the key teachings of each saint. The durable board book format will not be easily worn and the adorable illustrations will help catch the attention of your little one at Mass or quiet time reading before bed.

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Equipping Catholic Families for All Saints!

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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2018 Equipping Catholic Families for 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!

Leave a comment as to what special crafts and family traditions you’ll have happening at your house for your chance to win your choice of Cathletics Craft Kit PDF from Arma Dei, stuffed with Catechism, Prayer Prompts, Saints or Sacraments!

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