Mini Rosary Abacus Tutorial

Recently, I painted my own custom Mary icon for our family and I decided to use a print of it for another special little craft.

Since I finally joined the ranks of Daily Rosary Prayer last summer, I’ve been continuing to find better ways to stay focused and pray my 5 decades a day… see Reluctant to Regular Rosary Prayer for 5 Practical tips!

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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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5 Cool Catholic Crafts and Family Traditions for Holy Week

Holy Week is here!

1. Sorrowful Mysteries DIY Votive Candles

We recycled our burnt-down votive candles and replaced the holy images with the Sorrowful Mysteries from the Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit. The images in the craft kit are already in color and are easily adhered to the jars!

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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 Lent 2018!

Lent 2018 starts NEXT WEEK!

Are YOU celebrating Valentine’s Day on Pancake Tuesday…because Ash Wednesday is February 14th?

Keep the SAINT in St. Valentine’s Day with our Love Like a Saint Love Quote Cards!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for February Saints!

Equipping Catholic Families for February 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 February is the Holy Family

Key Feast Days in February:

Love Like a Saint Love Quote Cards Craft Kit

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Equipping Catholic Families…for a Prayerful LENT!

Lent is only four weeks away!

Just in case you want to plan ahead, we’ve compiled our Lenten activities and family traditions. Want to make this a particularly prayerful Lent?

We can help!

Paper Chains, Prayer Abacus, Revolving Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Works of Mercy Carousel…just some of the Catholic Craft Kits we have …packed with prayer and our original Kelly Saints illustrations! Hands-on crafts to build up your family prayer!

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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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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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