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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Feast Day Fun: February

Equipping Catholic Families for February Saints Days!

This 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. 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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Feast Day Fun: January!

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2020 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.

Key Feast Days in January:

He’s still a little BABY! Sock Baby Jesus can still hang around in his crib as we bask in the Baptism of the Lord (January 12) and await the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.

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Equipping Catholic Families for the 12 Days of Christmas

So despite the stores already clearing up their Christmas displays and neighbors kicking their Christmas Tree to the curb, we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas beginning with Christmas Day and continuing until January 5th/the Feast of Epiphany. It can be hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive, if you’ve seen all the Christmas movies throughout Advent, leading up to the big day!

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