Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week SIX

Week Six: March 29-April 4

Quick Bio: St.Gianna was born in 1922. She grew up in Italy and was a pediatrician. Chronic illness prevented her from joining her brother on missionary work in Brazil. She had hoped to work in gynecology, treating poor women. She married Pietro in 1955 and they had their first three children between 1956-1959. Near the end of her pregnancy with her fourth child, she developed a fibroma in her uterus. Doctors recommended abortion, but St. Gianna insisted that they remove only the tumor even though there was great risk to her own life. A week after the baby was born, St. Gianna died from complications in childbirth resulting in infection.

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Crafts with Easy-to-Print Catholic Printables

Prayer Crafts

Hands-On Crafts Lenten Pack of Prayers:

Rosary, Divine Mercy and Stations of the Cross!

Print, Color, Assemble and Pray!

Bundle of One Page Printables


  • Sign of the Cross Mirror Signs
  • Illustrated Prayer Cards (Classic Prayers)
  • Stations of the Cross Coloring Page
  • Rosary Coloring Page
  • Divine Mercy Coloring Page
  • Reconciliation Refresher
  • Monthly Saints Days
  • Prayer Journal Prompts
  • St Benedict Medal
  • It’s My Feast Day Plate

Customize a dollar store notebook into a treasured Prayer Journal, just the way you want it!

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week FIVE

March 22-28

Quick Bio: St. Teresa was born in 1910. She received first calling in 1928, and second calling in 1946 (a call within a call). She founded the order of The Missionaries of Charity in 1948. She received the message from God “I thirst”. St. Teresa spent her life serving the dying and the poor, taking to heart “whatsoever you did to the least of my brothers you did to me” Mt 25:25-40.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week FOUR

March 15-21

Quick Bio: St. Faustina was born in 1905 in a small rural village in Poland. She first heard the voice of Jesus in her heart when she was only seven years old. She entered the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy at the age of 20. She was known for her holiness and for performing the daily chores at the convent with cheerfulness. She received mystical revelations, visions, locutions and prophecies, all focused on the Mercy of Jesus. She recorded her spiritual experiences in her Diary and it has become a spiritual classic. She suffered from tuberculosis and offered all of her prayers, works and sufferings in union with the Suffering of Jesus, for the mercy of sinners. She died at the age of 33.

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What’s in your Easter Basket in 2020?

We’ve got ideas and deals for your Easter Basket this year!

Super Saints include 54 unique Kelly Saints images along with quick and quantifiable facts for easy quizzing! Your family can play real card games with this deck, right out of the box…and learn a ton about your favorite Holy Heroes!

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week THREE

Week TWO: March 8-14

Quick Bio: St.Thérèse was born in 1873 and “from the age of three, …began to refuse nothing of what God asked of [her]”. Her mother passed away when St. Therese was only four years old. St.Thérèse entered the convent at the age of fifteen (requesting permission from the Pope). Four of her sisters also became nuns. St.Thérèse died at the age of  twenty four.

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Lent Saints & Virtue: Week TWO

Week TWO: March 1-7

Quick Bio: St. Josephine was branded by slave owners with 114 scars on her body. She forgave the slave traders who kidnapped her and those who tortured her saying: “I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and religious today. The Lord has loved me so much. We must love everyone.”

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Lent Saints & Virtue: Week ONE

Quick Bio: St. Gemma lost her mother when she was eight years old. She looked after her own siblings and eventually became a nanny for two other families.
St. Gemma’s brother died when she was 16 years old and her father died just three years later, when she was 19 years old.

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15 Lenten Printables

While I enjoy creating Catholic Printables, I’m always excited to see what others are creating to foster prayer and devotion and faith formation in the home. This year’s Catholic Mom Bundle for Lent is an awesome collection of Catholic Resources and I’m going to feature just over half of them in this post. There are even more resources available in the Bundle, but I’m focusing on the ones that grabbed my attention, particularly as printables for Lent. I’ve grouped them into Activity Packs, Journals/Programs and Prayer.

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Mentors of Mercy: NEW Craft Kit in the Shoppe!

The Mentors of Mercy Craft Kit includes templates featuring illustrated examples of Mercy, exemplified by Jesus and the Saints.

17 pages of templates can be colored and assembled to create 3 Booklets, Carousel or Accordion Centerpieces based on the Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy and Mysteries of Mercy from Jesus’ Public Ministry.

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