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2015 Paschal candle art now available!

The long-awaited link for the 2015 Paschal Candle art!

Lenten recipes from the Catholic Foodie

If you’ve never heard of the Catholic Foodie you are in for a treat!

40 days & 40 to dos

Do them all, do one each day, or pick and choose.

Lent — never on Sunday?

The definitive answer is still a bit murky but this article presents enough historical background so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

The Pope’s top 10 tips for Lent

Here’s the list, but get the full details from Focus.

Beautiful Lenten calendar

Many thanks to Lena at JOY{filled}family for this absolutely beautiful 2015 printable Lenten calendar.

Daily Lenten reflections from Fr. Barron

Sign up for these FREE reflections and each day, from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, Fr. Barron will send you a short, uplifting, spiritual email.

Lenten projects & activities

Ready or not, Lent will be here before we know it. Make the most of the Lenten season with prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and, hopefully, some of the projects and activities below:

Pope Benedict XVI’s 2012 Message for Lent

Here is the full text of Pope Benedicts 2012 Message for Lent: “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works”…

40 Bags in 40 Days – 2011 progress report

Throughout Lent, I will post my 40 Bags in 40 Days progress each Monday. My bags ranges in size from large trash bags to plastic grocery bags. All…

The legend of the dogwood tree

From fish eaters: It is said at the time of the Crucifixion, the dogwood was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest….

Featured on Catholic Cuisine . . .

My Chocolate Crown of Thorns! Visit Catholic Cuisine for delicious recipes and food related ideas for celebrating the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year.

Activities for Holy Week

Chocolate Crown of Thorns Our family favorite! Palm Weaving Tutorials There are 5 to choose from: braid, cone, cross, crown of thorns, and rosebud. Each tutorial contains step…

Lenten high point approaching!

The penitential season of Lent is well underway. A highlight in our Lenten journey is the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph. Each year, we prepare a small…

Our Friday Stations of the Cross

Today I set up our Stations of the Cross votives. Last year I placed all the candles right on the hearth of our fireplace. Looked great, but made…

My little Lenten plan

Here’s a quick look at my personal Lenten plan: walking to Daily Mass 40 bags in 40 days 40 days to a clean and organized home Stations of…

Lent with Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John

One of my ideas for Lent is to have a family listening time each night using Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible. This 40-day plan will take us…

Links of the month: It’s all about Lent

I’m joining in Lacy’s Liturgical Lent Link-Up being held at Catholic Icing. Last year’s Lent link-up was great fun, so here we go again. Lacy’s going to have…

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Here’s our Last Supper craft

There’s still time to head to Catholic Icing for Lacy’s Last Supper craft. It was quick and easy and looks great on top of our piano. Thanks, Lacy!


Mass Readings for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Last Supper craft for Holy Week

I shared this in my reader, but this project is so cool I just had to post about it! Lacy has outdone herself again with this craft based…

Thanks, Sacred Heart Books & Gifts

I just won the Sacred Heart Books & Gifts February Facebook contest — a copy of John Paul II’s Testimony of the Cross. How very exciting. Lenten reading…

Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up 2010

It’s time to share all our Lenten posts in Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up. Head over to Catholic Icing and enter your link, or links, about lent. Be sure…

Stations of the Cross votive project

I spotted this project a bit late for last year’s Lent, but I printed out the vintage black and white Stations and this year I am ready to…