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New (to us) Advent Book

It is hard for me to make a blind purchase, buying something off the internet when there are few or no pictures available online to view its contents.  However, I would love for my children to have more picture books that are special to the Advent Season in our collection.  […]


Nov. 22: Memorial of St. Cecilia

Kateri Tekakwitha: Model of Bravery by Barbara Yoffie This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, […]


No-Sew Saint Costumes: St. Mary & St. Teresa of Calcutta

My 3 year old daughters were finally old enough to request their own saint costume for this year’s All Saints’ party!  They loved dressing up as their favorite saints. As a base for both costumes, I ordered a white child’s tunic in the smallest size from Oriental Trading.  They are […]


Celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption

Disclaimer: This idea is not something I found anywhere online or in any Catholic celebration books.  I thought of it myself, so it is by no means any sort of Catholic tradition.  Perhaps it should be, though! For those of you with family birthdays clustered around Christmas and/or Easter, you […]


Marian CDs

It has been a while since I posted about music collections!  In honor of today’s solemnity, I would like to share a few CDs in our collection that we use for a variety of Marian celebrations during Ordinary Time, whether they are solemnities, feast days, memorials, or ordinary Saturdays held […]