Equipping Catholic Families for January Saints

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2023 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.

NEW Saints Day Stamp

Easy addition to your family calendar! Just stamp the new Saint’s Day stamp and customize the saint with vocation accessories, facial features and color!

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NEW Catholic Rubber Stamps…in the Shoppe!

We’ve added a couple Catholic Stamps to the Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shop!

The 2″ Divine Mercy Stamp includes counting beads in the border and a prayer intentions space so that you can keep track of the 5 decades, the 10 “For the Sake of…” prayers for each decade and the 3 “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One” prayers at the end of the five decades. This is a nice visual for journalers to incorporate the Divine Mercy Chaplet with their prayer-journaling!

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Practical Catholic Gifts

Catholic Gifts that are practical AND prayerful!
Surround yourself with the Saints and Prayer
and Foster the Faith the FUN way.

I’ve been assembling our Illustrated Saints Wall Calendar for 2023 and you can purchase one of these already quality-printed and assembled calendars in the Arma Dei Shoppe!

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FIVE Favorite Faith-Filled Advent Heirloom Crafts and Family Traditions

Here’s a summary of our most-loved Advent Traditions and the Heirloom Crafts we dig out year after year!

1. The Jesse Tree!

The Jesse Tree Tradition features Biblical ornaments tracing the lineage of Jesus through the Old Testament to the Nativity in the New Testament.

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Advent Wreaths!

We have used an Advent Wreath year after year, sometimes using the artificial wreath we have in storage, sometimes arranging a wreath from live boughs! Purple and pink candles can sometimes be hard to find! We have used votives, tissue-wrapped or painted (white) votive candles or the easiest solution: white candles with a purple or pink bow!

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Around The Advent Wreath {Book Review}

Does your family’s enthusiasm for the Advent Wreath candlelighting and prayers ever wane as Christmas approaches?

5 Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

by Lisa Hendey
Ave Maria Press

The Advent Wreath is a treasured tradition, but we haven’t always stuck with it for all four Sundays, let alone each day of Advent!

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Jesse Tree Advent Calendar: Adapted for 2022!

…because the first Sunday of Advent falls between November 27th-December 3rd, the official Advent Calendar can look different every year (for 7 years!) so we’ve adapted last year’s NEW Jesse Tree Advent Calendar for THIS year!

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Equipping Catholic Families for Advent

ADVENT is in less than THREE weeks! We can help you prepare for the Season of Preparation.

The Feast of Christ the King is coming! We’ve got a Craft Kit for that!

Easy as Abacus Divine Mercy plus Christ the King Novena is an easy-to-assemble Craft to keep track of prayers for the Novena of Christ the King as well as the Divine Mercy Chaplet!

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Rosary Crafts, Kits, Tools and Tips!

Rosary Crafts, Kits, Tools, and Tips to make the Daily Family Rosary a lasting habit!

Rosary Tools

First of all, here are my favorite prayer counters for praying the Rosary, with kids or alone, in the car, on a walk, or in bed!

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The Illustrated SAINTS Calendar is BAACK!

Fresh off the PDF-Maker!

We’ve just released the 15 month Calendar (October 2022-December 2023) as an easy Printable for your home! Packed with illustrations for Saints Days, Solemnities and Monthly Devotions, our calendar offers good-sized day squares, fasting Fridays, liturgical Sundays, as many saints days as possible and monthly classic prayers and devotions!

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