Book Review: The Virtues for Catholic Youth

Well, Catholic Sprouts seems to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! They’ve been creating wonderful resources for years and it sounds like they’re on the verge of something extra exciting with their big Innovation Challenge win and partnership with Our Sunday Visitor for the Domestic Church Project.

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Catholic Crafts for September Feasts!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for September Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Seven Sorrows of Mary…along with various Catholic Crafts and Saint Calendar kits to ease our way Back to School!

Up here in Canada, we are just getting Back to School…so we’re launching a Back to School Special (code: backtoschool2020 ) in the Arma Dei Shoppe to cheer that up!

Spend $30 on Cathletics Craft Kit PDFs and get $10 OFF*

*Special SALE applies to the purchase of PDF craft kits only. Sale ends September 14th.
Books, cards, journal stamps not included within the $30 minimum purchase.

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Saints Schooling

We’ve got craft kits for that! 64 Saints are presented across our three Saint Scripts Craft Kits with full color postcards, short bios and quick facts, along with black and white templates for DIY research projects, Saint Albums, quizzing games and art projects!

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Catholic Crafts for August Saints and Feast Days

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for August Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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A Wonderful Resource for Catholic Families to celebrate the SAINTS every day of the year.

I do love the Saints and I’m very excited to introduce this wonderful resource about these holy heroes of our Faith!

Book Review: Saints: Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day of the Year

by Dawn Marie Beutner

Ignatius Press, 2020

548 pages

“The saints in this collection come from every period of Church history and all walks of life. They represent numerous countries, cultures, age groups, and vocations. They show us that holiness truly is a path open to anyone, and by their example and prayers they help us to follow it.”

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Equipping Catholic Families …for Ordinary Time

…with Prayer Tools, Catechism Crafts and Sacrament Prep!

…with Prayer Tools!

…Prompt Me to Pray Book Launch!

Pre-order your copy of Prompt Me to Pray  for release next month!

Prompt Me to Pray by Monica McConkey presents practical tips for prayer that can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, habits, daily tasks, and even our struggles. Recognizing our littleness as an inexhaustible source of Prompts to Pray helps us to reach out humbly in prayer when we need Him most and reminds us that God can use all things for good.

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Equipping Catholic Families for the 50 Days of Easter at Home!

Alleluia! He has Risen!

This is our summary post of sustainable celebration for all 50 days of Easter including non-chocolate surprises and treats for plastic eggs and awesome Catholic crafts and family traditions, but first things first…did you discover this awesome Devotional for the 50 Days of Easter from The Good Soil? It’s BEAUTIFUL! Join us in reflecting on the hope of the resurrection this Easter. Each day you will receive an email with stories from different women on how they have heard Christ’s call!

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: HOLY WEEK

April 5-11

Quick Bio: St. Rita knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nun, but out of obedience to her parents, she accepted an arranged marriage at the age of 12.

St. Rita’s husband was unfaithful, abusive and domineering. During their 18 years of marriage, St. Rita prayed fervently for her husband and he experienced a conversion. Due to the rivalry between some aristocratic families, St. Rita’s husband was murdered, his mutilated body dumped on the family’s doorstep. Their enraged teenaged sons vowed a vendetta.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week SIX

Week Six: March 29-April 4

Quick Bio: St.Gianna was born in 1922. She grew up in Italy and was a pediatrician. Chronic illness prevented her from joining her brother on missionary work in Brazil. She had hoped to work in gynecology, treating poor women. She married Pietro in 1955 and they had their first three children between 1956-1959. Near the end of her pregnancy with her fourth child, she developed a fibroma in her uterus. Doctors recommended abortion, but St. Gianna insisted that they remove only the tumor even though there was great risk to her own life. A week after the baby was born, St. Gianna died from complications in childbirth resulting in infection.

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Crafts with Easy-to-Print Catholic Printables

Prayer Crafts

Hands-On Crafts Lenten Pack of Prayers:

Rosary, Divine Mercy and Stations of the Cross!

Print, Color, Assemble and Pray!

Bundle of One Page Printables


  • Sign of the Cross Mirror Signs
  • Illustrated Prayer Cards (Classic Prayers)
  • Stations of the Cross Coloring Page
  • Rosary Coloring Page
  • Divine Mercy Coloring Page
  • Reconciliation Refresher
  • Monthly Saints Days
  • Prayer Journal Prompts
  • St Benedict Medal
  • It’s My Feast Day Plate

Customize a dollar store notebook into a treasured Prayer Journal, just the way you want it!

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