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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Equipping Catholic Families with a Comprehensive Guide to Lenten Crafts and Family Traditions

This is our summary post of Lenten crafts and activities to bless your family Lenten journey.

Classic Lenten Activities and Family Traditions

First of all, check out our FREE craft tutorials for these classics!

Good Deed Bead Bracelets: A great way to get kids engaged in LENT prayer and sacrifice and good deeds!

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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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Bundle of Printables in time for LENT!

I know, it’s crazy to think that Lent begins in just over TWO WEEKS! Some of us just took down our Nativity last weekend on the Feast of the Presentation!

Do you ever get a little overwhelmed when you consider what you’re going to do for Lent at your house? I’ve got some good news for you.

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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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Magnify: Pursuing Virtue as a Feminine Genius: Book Review

Magnify 90 is a program that taps into this awesome book of daily devotions while challenging women to give up various attachments for a period of 90 days. The idea is that by living a simpler life with fewer distractions, we may delve deeper into our spiritual life with Scripture and Catholic Spiritual Reading, practicing the virtues we’re learning about and pursuing deeper prayer in our personal relationship with Jesus.

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Egg Carton Passion Play Crafts for Holy Week

Egg Carton Passion Play

A few years ago I was making these Egg Carton characters, inspired by  Michele Made Me.

These are SO CUTE and fun to make!!

I decided to start my Egg Carton Communion of Saints with Mother Mary. Michele has an Egg Carton Nativity set that is awesome and I only strayed a little to make my Mother Mary. I needed to add her signature blue veil and a shiny halo.

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Equipping Catholic Families for April SAINTS

Equipping Catholic Families for April 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.

Equipping Catholic Families…for Holy Week and Easter will be coming soon!

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Back On Track for Lent with a Custom Lenten Prayer Journal!

It just occurred to me that I might not be the only one who needs a little restart this Lent! With March Break this week, some of our Lenten resolutions have fallen to the wayside.

I have however, been prayer journaling again and I think some of our new tools in the Arma Dei Shoppe have been helping!

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