Review: The Great Adventure Catholic Bible

I received The Great Adventure Catholic Bible from Ascension Press in exchange for my honest review.

It really is a beautiful Bible with the soft leather cover and the color tabs for the books of the Bible, corresponding with The Great Adventure’s color-coded Bible Timeline Learning System.

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Review: I Went to Mass, What did I see?

What an awesome book this is for young Catholic kids!

I received I Went to Mass What did I see? by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen in exchange for my honest review…and it is such a sweet book!

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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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Custom Jesus Icon: Self-Guided Icon Retreat!

Recently, I purchased this book Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat by Joseph Malham* as I had heard of Icon Retreats before and was excited to try this at home!

The book is formatted with Scriptural and Theological reflections alongside step-by-step instructions to create a traditional painted Icon. I appreciated the special tips along the way, even though I opted to create a different image and use less traditional materials. While the author directs us to trace, etch and paint on a wood surface, I opted for a framed canvas from the dollarstore.  While I didn’t have access to traditional gold foil, my “gold spun” acrylic paint plus a little gold glitter paint added the texture and color and sparkle I was looking for.

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Equipping Catholic Families for…March Saints

Equipping Catholic Families for March 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.

The Monthly Devotion for March is St Joseph!

Key Feast Days in March:

  • St Katherine Drexel (March 3)
  • St Casmir (March 4)
  • St Perpetua and St Felicity (March 7)
  • St John of God (March 8)
  • St Frances of Rome, St Dominic Savio, St Catherine of Bologna (March 9)

Super Saints on a Ring are awesome Catholic gifts for your Easter Basket!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for First Sacraments!

Do you know anyone making their First Sacraments: First Reconciliation or First Holy Communion?

Here at Equipping Catholic Families, we have developed a series of Sacrament Craft Kits that have been very popular for Sacrament preparation, crafts and keepsakes!

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Lent-um Momentum

Tomorrow is the second Sunday of Lent! How are you doing on your Lent Resolutions? Do you need a little help to get back on track? Do you need a little Lentum Momentum?

You’re not alone!

We’ve got craft kits you can purchase and download and print right away to kick-start your prayertime and renew your enthusiasm for prayer journaling…and to get kids reflecting on the Stations of the Cross through fun crafts!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for First Holy Communion

I know that this picture is a little fuzzy, but isn’t it cute?

That was Bridget making her first Holy Communion a few years ago. We are now preparing for our 5th kid Adam to make his first Holy Communion this April and I thought I’d share some of our favorite resources!

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Recycling Votive Candles

Do you have a few too many tired/well-used/burnt votive candles lying around the house? We did…and we decided to try recycling votive candles! We gave them new life with leftover wax and stubby candles…along with our favorite watercolored Kelly Saints from this craft kit. After having just released our new Lock Screen Prayer Prompts, I think I might need to recycle a couple more votives and adhere these images with Kelly Saints and Prayer Prompts: which is your favorite here?

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Equipping Catholic Families….for Christmas!

 

Equipping Catholic Families… for Christmas!

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.

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