May 2013 Book Recommendations

There are many wonderful books to share with your children about faith and morals. Here are a few that we have enjoyed ... Mary is a beautiful book by Demi about our Blessed Mother. This book is for ages 6-12. Demi's gold-enhanced … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday to the Church!

On Sunday, May 19th -- 50 days after Easter -- the Church will celebrate Pentecost, the feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church and also one of the most important ... because it … [Continue reading]

May Saint from Molokai

The Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Damien of Molokai on May 10th. St. Damien was a priest from Belgium who selflessly volunteered to minister to lepers in Molokai, Hawaii, ultimately contracting leprosy himself and dying. You can read … [Continue reading]

April 2013 Book Recommendations

Each month I highlight several books that are among our family's favorites. This month there are five books I'd like to share ... 1. A Child's Book of Prayers, compiled by Michael Hague: This beautifully illustrated book for children ages 3-8 … [Continue reading]

St. Catherine of Siena: A Saint to Celebrate

Saint Catherine of Siena was quite the woman of the Middle Ages! Living in the Fourteenth Century, she advised popes and politicians. She was named a Doctor of the Church, being one of only three women to share that title along with St. Theresa of … [Continue reading]

Catching Fish with the Apostles

The Gospel for the third Sunday of Easter, April 14, 2013, is John 21: 1-19 (the short form is John 21: 1-14). This passage recounts the beautiful and touching story of the disciples fishing, after the Resurrection, and not catching anything. Their … [Continue reading]

Books! Books! And more books!

I love quality children's literature, and each month plan to post a review of some of my favorites that are appropriate for the season. This week I wanted to share some great books for the month of March and for Easter, which is rapidly … [Continue reading]

Relive the Passion with Purpose

Palm Sunday is approaching, which means Lent is nearing its end. This is a good time to reflect on the Passion of Christ. Here is a writing activity that helped this to come alive for my children. First, let your children choose one of the … [Continue reading]

Cardinals in the Conclave

This is an exciting time for the Church! Beginning this Tuesday, March 12, the conclave will begin and a new pope will ultimately be elected. This week I wanted to share some resources that are helpful when learning about this important process … [Continue reading]

Choose Joy for the Journey

This week my friend Molly Milroy, who blogs at, asked me to write a post about choosing joy. While writing, I thought how important it is for us moms to embrace joy as we strive to grow our saints. With that in mind, here is … [Continue reading]