Feast Day Fun: St Joan of Arc

May 30  is the Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc.

At a very early age, St Joan heard the voices of St Michael, St Catherine and St Margaret who eventually told her to help the king reconquer his kingdom.  At 17, she led an army, but was captured a year later and sold to the English. At 19, she was martyred for her Faith.

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Feast Day Fun: Christ the King!

The LAST Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar…November 23 is the Feast Day of Christ the King!

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).

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Feast Day Fun: St Lawrence

St Lawrence is the patron saint of cooks, comedians and fire prevention, no doubt reflecting his martyrdom. He was one of the seven deacons of Pope St Sixtus. He was condemned to a slow, cruel death, tied to a grill above a fire. God gave St Lawrence strength and courage and even a sense of humor. As he burned to death, he said “Turn me over, I’m done on this side”.

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Feast Day Fun: St Benedict

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).    The St Benedict Medal is a powerful Holy Medal! Find out what all of the inscriptions mean as you check out the Giant St Benedict Foil Medal we made a couple years ago. Here’s our St Benedict Wooden Painted Saint. Check out our Wooden Painted Saint Tutorial to start your own set! We’ve got lots of ways to use them as well… in board games, classic playsets, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Saints Day decorations, chore counting and piano practicing. St Benedict led the monks to memorize the psalms. Choose a few key lines of different psalms and work to memorize them by reading and reciting them each day.  Continue to practice previously memorized passages to build a collection of memorized prayers from the psalms. (Psalm 18:29, Psalm 43:3, Psalm 68:20…find your own!)

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NEW Resource Online! Cumulative Saints & Seasons Celebration Link-Ups

This is my new Monthly Link-up of crafts, activities, festivities and family traditions honoring the Saints of each month!

Our Catholic Calendar is so rich with Saints Feast Days and Devotions.

Do you have a special celebration, craft, activity or reflection to share?

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Catholic Bloggers Birthday Giveaway! over $300 in prizes!

We’re celebrating our 2nd birthday here at the Catholic Bloggers Network with the Catholic Bloggers Birthday GIVEAWAY!This FABULOUS GIVEAWAY is sponsored by the following AWESOME CATHOLIC BLOGGERS:

Equipping Catholic Families  +  Designs By Birgit  +  Home to 4 Kiddos  + 

Mountain of Grace  +  Campfires and Cleats  +  A Slice of Smith Life  + 

Principium et Finis  +  Gathering Graces  + Day by Day in Our World  + 

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Small Success in 7 Quick Takes: Icy Edition

I have decided to combine Small Success Thursdays with 7 Quick Takes Friday. I really like BOTH communities of bloggers and enjoy taking part in both link-ups, but want to spare my subscribers from back-to-back, somewhat repetitive posts.

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Blog in a Blink: 2013

Since we lost our all time hit count per post when we switched from Blogger to WordPress this year (install the Jetpack plugin if you’re switching to WordPress!), we have selected what we remember to be our 13 most popular blog posts of 2013.

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Catholic Blog Planner

The NEW Catholic Blog Planner 2014!

This 16 page FREE printable offers month-in-a-view blog planning with Catholic Feast Days, Monthly Devotions and space to record Top Referrers and Top Posts.

It prints in black and white, to be bound at the top or hole-punched for a binder or duotang.

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