Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls: {Book Review}

I was intrigued about this book Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls* and thought that it would be just the right thing for 11 year old Bridget. I was right!

Journals and All about Me type books have been pretty popular with my daughters…especially during the tween years! While my older girls still journal, this one is perfect to launch Bridget into thoughtful journaling…and prayer journaling. I just love that this is a Catholic Journal featuring female saints among the prompts and activities.

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NEW! Pocket Prayer Cards

For a limited time, we’ve included the special double-sided template of Kelly SaintsTM  Pocket Prayer Cards in the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book craft kit (PDF) 

renovated and re-released this week at Equipping Catholic Families.

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Back to School 2017

Back to School! (Check out our Back to School Craft Kit Sale…ends Sept. 10th at 11:59pm)

We finally have Emily home from England and although she’s in 4th year at the University of Ottawa, she just started her 2nd CoOp Placement in downtown Toronto.

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Feast Day Fun: St Monica, Patron Saint of Moms!

{August27} Feast Day Fun: St Monica!

St Monica is remembered as having a stressful life, between her ill-tempered husband and rebellious son! Through persistent prayer, sacrifice, patience and gentleness, St Monica’s husband converted before he died. Her rebellious son Augustine was also converted and became a bishop and saint and is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. With patience, gentleness and persistence, St Monica reminds us to pray for others, even when they are difficult to get along with …and resistant to changing their ways! She offers us hope in our prayer for those who stray from Jesus.

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Back to School Craft Kit Sale 2017

Craft Kit Sale! Spend $40 in Craft Kit PDFs for the new school year…get $10 OFF! Use code: BTS2017

Choose from Saint, Sacrament, Catechism, Liturgical Calendar, Mass and Prayer Craft Kits! Already researched and formatted, information-packed craft kits are ready to print. All you need: scissors, pencil crayons and glue*! Limited permission to copy is included with the kit!

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The Catholic Prayer Bullet Journal!

I’m so excited about this new project! I started my own Bullet Journal a few months ago and I love how it works. I have brainstorming lists for projects and posts, a running log, a confession/spiritual direction log and lots of pages for tracking habits, gratitude, goals, prayer intentions, scripture to memorize, house projects, social media stats…and so much more!

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NEW! Rosary Journal Stamps!

We’ve just added a couple ROSARY Journal Stamps to our Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shop!

After having recently re-committed to saying the daily Rosary (see 5 practical tips for the Reluctant Rosary prayer), I’ve been working on a few tools and tips that have helped me make it a lasting habit.

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Reluctant to Regular Rosary Prayer

So… the Rosary is a remarkable prayer tool and devotion and I know many people who credit the Rosary for answered prayer and family blessings. Countless pope, saints and priests have encouraged us to say the Rosary, citing the Graces. Our Lady herself promises that her Immaculate Heart will indeed triumph, especially with increased dedication to this daily devotion. For years, I’ve heard the beautiful graces attached to daily recitation of the Rosary, especially said as a family.

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My Best Way to Pray

I tend to zone out a little watching the news and I absorb political news about as much as I retain medical details. Not very well.

I’m just not that opinionated. I have to push myself to be critical when writing book reviews and it takes me a little time to decide if I really like the movie I just saw..or maybe just the event of watching a movie in a big dark theatre and eating popcorn with quiet kids.

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Prayer Journal Workshop

Our NEW Prayer Journal Prompts Craft Kit and Prayer Impressions Journal Stamps…are perfect to help you host a Prayer Journal Workshop with your favorite group of ladies!

10 Tips to Host your own Prayer Journal Workshop

  1. Prayer Journal Prompts Workshop PDF Craft Kit by Arma Dei, printed on label paper…Brilliant!

Workshop Tip: Purchase the Prayer Journal Prompts Workshop Kit that includes the Label Templates for use with YOUR group!

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