Divine Mercy Novena

Divine Mercy with dry erase markers Are you ready to start the Divine Mercy Novena this Good Friday? For email reminders to say your Divine Mercy prayers throughout the 9-day Novena, click Divine Mercy Novena at Pray More Novenas Want a packed Cathletics Craft Kit that includes prayer petal flower templates, coloring pages and clipart for BOTH the Rosary AND the Divine Mercy Chaplet? Kids can easily keep track of the prayers as they color, cut and glue prayer-packed petals to a flower OR simply color the beads for each Read more [...]

Make your Holy Week HOLY!

Stations of the Cross Votive CandlesHoly Week is here! We've collected all our special Holy Week crafts and activities to focus our efforts and make our Holy Week holy! This year we released a new craft kit: Stations of the Cross with the Kelly Saints. We can suggest many ways of using this kit and you might find just what you're looking for ...for a little extra focus this week! The kit comes with black and white templates to color as well as full color templates that are ready to cut and glue! Simply coloring the Stations Read more [...]

Little Printable Peg Dolls: Easter Set

Resurrection Set at the Tomb   We've got a new set of little Wooden Painted Saints! Lacy released her Printable Resurrection Set this week and once again, I converted them to the smaller 1.75" peg doll size and made 2 sets. This set includes a couple shocked guards, 2 women who are pretty surprised to find the Empty Tomb...and St. Mary Magdalene with her special oil to anoint Jesus with her Rapunzel hair! The set also includes two angels standing outside the Empty Tomb, the Resurrected Jesus, Mother Read more [...]

Making Crosses: Review

Making Crosses Cross 2 Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God by Ellen Morris Prewitt This is a book I've had for a couple years...and it's actually PERFECT timing for a thoughtful, reflective craft for Holy Week! "Ellen Prewitt takes found and abandoned objects and turns them into crosses. In this loving, step-by-step invitation to join her, she turns her words of explanation into an experience of worship.  The making of crosses with their 'discarded bits of brokenness' becomes a physical way to offer our Read more [...]

Sacred Silence: Review

Sacred Silence Sacred Silence: Daily Meditations for Lent by Phyllis Zagano This is a neat little book of reflections for each day of Lent. I began reading this book on Ash Wednesday. The first reflection describes the need for silence in prayer, because how else will we be questioned with questions we may not be able to answer, if we never stop talking!? We need to listen for God's Voice. If we are striving to give something up for Lent, we need to remember not to try it all alone but to ask for God's Read more [...]

40 Days, 40 Ways Review

40 Days 40 Ways Lent OK, so I realize HOW late I am posting this review I wrote weeks ago! So sorry! 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent  by Marcellino D'Ambrosio This really is a great book and has helped us take a new look at Lent this year. "Fasting breaks undue attachments...humble service breaks the stranglehold of pride. The reverent worship of authentic Faith releases us from superstition, magic, and all arrogant pride. And the Word of God...slashes through the lies of the enemy." This book includes Read more [...]

Miniature Printable Peg Dolls: Passion Play

Miniature Passion Peg Dolls in an Egg Carton A couple weeks ago, we converted Lacy's Printable Peg Dolls from the 3.5" size to our 1.75" size wooden dolls and we posted a tutorial with the conversion details and some tips here: Decoupage Saints. With the release of Lacy's new Passion Set of Printable Peg Dolls, I just had to crack open my little wooden dolls and paints. Just like the last time, I opted to have the little body printables printed at Staples because I found that the color was much more vivid and easier to match with paint! Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St. Joseph

St Joseph Feast Day Crafts and Activities Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO). St Joseph was humble, pure, gentle and wise, protecting the Holy Family. He walked by Faith, taking Mary as his wife and guiding and protecting the Baby Jesus, heeding the instructions from the Angel of the Lord.  It is believed that Joseph died peacefully in the Arms of Jesus and Mary.   Read more [...]

Egg Carton Saints Passion Play

Egg Carton Saints Passion Play   Last year, I made a couple figures out of Egg Cartons...including a couple knights as our company mascot Arma Dei  (Armor of God)  I made Mother Mary...and a Pope Francis as well! It occurred to me that the little knights could stand in as Roman soldiers...and the beginning plans of a new Egg Carton Character Passion Play begins to take hold...   Do you have any empty egg cartons? Check out our Egg Carton Saints Tutorial! ...or our Egg Carton Passion Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St. Patrick

St Patrick 2 Feast Day Crafts and Activities Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO). St. Patrick  was taken to Ireland as a slave and his faith grew.  He escaped, went home to Britain, became a priest and then bishop.  He returned to Ireland, preaching and converting many people, using the shamrock to explain the Trinity. A few years ago, we transformed a couple TY dolls to Read more [...]