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Upcoming Lent Link-up at Catholic Icing!

Lacy over at Catholic Icing is hosting a Lent Link-up. Sounds like a great way to share all our great Lenten ideas with each other. Check it out:

Our Lenten Lapbooks

Our Lenten Lapbooks are ready to go. All they need now is some personalization by their owners. The focal point of the lapbook is Catholic Icicng’s printable Lenten…

40 bags in 40 days

I first read about 40 bags in 40 days at Shower of Roses. What a great idea for Lent, and I am in need of decluttering on all…

Links of the Month — Valentines, Mardi Gras, and Lent

What a month! February 2010 features some major litugical celebrations, one right after the other. Here are a few choice links for a fun February: February 14 is…

Meditations for Good Friday Via Crucis

Visit Zenit for the text of the meditations Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, India, prepared for Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross at the Roman Colosseum. Benedict XVI…

Face to face with Christ

The Shroud of Turin is a fascinating glimpse into the crucifixtion of Christ. In a 1998 visit to Turin, Pope John Paull II defined the shroud as follows:…

Prayer for Wednesday of Holy Week

Father, in your plan of salvation your Son Jesus Christ accepted the cross and freed us from the power of the enemy. May we come to share the…

Prayer for Tuesday of Holy Week

Father, may we receive your forgiveness and mercy as we celebrate the passion and death of the Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,…

Prayer for Monday of Holy Week

All-powerful God, by the suffering and death of your Son, strengthen and protect us in our weakness. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

Our projects for Holy Week

Palm Crown: On Sunday, Maxine made this crown of thorns from several of our palms. Check out my previous post for several palm weaving tutorials. We plan to…

Palm crafts for Palm Sunday

Italiansrus has some great palm weaving tutorials. There are 5 to choose from: braid, cone, cross, crown of thorns, and rosebud. Each tutorial contains step by step instructions…

Links of the Month — April

These links will take you from Palm Sunday to Divine Mercy Sunday. On Palm Sunday, put busy hands to work and weave a palm cross. While you are…

Chocolate Crown of Thorns

A lenten tradition in our home is the chocolate covered pretzel Crown of Thorns. We usually make one for our St. Joseph Altar and then save it for…

Children’s Stations of the Cross

My longtime online friend Jennifer, at Family in Feast and Feria, has just posted some updates on her popular Stations of the Cross for children. She now has…

Lenten reading: Holiness for Housewives

Holiness for Housewives, by Dom Hubert Van Zeller, is one of my favorite books. It was written specifically for “women living in the world, who, although burdened with…

Lenten milagros cross

Milagros, Spanish for “miracles,” have been used for centuries as prayer petitions. They resemble little charms and are made from bone, tin, wood, silver, and gold and shaped…

Lenten Pro-Life Prayer

Thanks to Joan, wonderful friend and Ida’s Godmother, for sending this on to me: Lent is a season of repentance, which leads to life. Priests for Life urges…

Yesterday’s thrift store find

When I’m not at the antique mall near our dance studio, I’m in the thrift store! This beautiful crucifix was only $3! It’s about 22″ tall and has…

Virtual St. Joseph Altar is Open!

The 2009 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open! Visit the Altar to make your virtual offering, add deceased loved ones to the prayer list, or for special…

Viva San Giuseppe!

The March 19 Feast of St. Joseph is just over one month away. Why talk about a feast day so far in advance? Well, if you are going…

The Shroud: Science meets Faith

Last week I attended a double lecture given by Dr. Avinoam Danin and Dr. Petrus Soons on the Shroud of Turin: The Shroud of Turin: the Holographic Experience…

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, finishing with a cubic movie inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Be sure to hit the “hot…

Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

Our Crown of Thorns

A lenten tradition in our home is the chocolate covered pretzel Crown of Thorns. We usually make one for our St. Joseph Altar and then save it for…

A Plea from God!

Promises made to those who procatice devotion to the Holy Face: 1. I will grant them contrition so perfect that their very sins shall be changed in My…