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Litcals

Michele Quigley has updated her beautiful and FREE, printable 2014 -2015 Liturgical Calendars. They’re available in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. She even has one that you can color and label yourself. Thanks, Michele!

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 by step instructions and visuals and rates the difficulty level for each project. Illuminated Ink’s Passion Play Cut ‘n Color Kit Two years ago, I purchased this…

Annunciation: a day to celebrate, not fast

According to a letter from the Office of Sacred Worship to Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Louis: The Office of Worship would just like to remind you that Friday March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. This day is celebrated as a solemnity, and thus, in accordance with…

A recap of our Feast of St. Joseph

The 2nd Annual St. Joseph Altar blog fest has nine altar links so far. Make a visit — you will be amazed at the creativity that has gone into these family altars. Each one a unique homage to St. Joseph. Linking will remain open till the end of March, so if your family erected an…

Our 2011 St. Joseph Altar

This post is part of the 2nd Annual St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest. To be included, make a blog post about your St. Joseph Altar, including details and pics, then link it here. Linking has begun and will continue till the end of March. Head over to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar blog for all…

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 Altar in our dining room. Today, I stole my son’s school table for our Altar, which consists of an upright piano and the school table. Set up…

Lovely Blogs

I just discovered this morning that I’ve been listed by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints as a Lovely Blog! The blog has several contributors, so thank you to Erika, Christina, and Kristy. Check out their lovely blog which focuses on homeschooling and the liturgical year, and don’t miss their Lovely Blogs list. I am in…

Our Lady of Guadalupe thanks you!

A big thank you to everyone who joined in the 2010 O+L+G Feast Day Link Up. What an amazing collection of posts — 23 of them in all!  So many wonderful ideas and lovely stories, Our Lady must have been overjoyed. For easy future access, I have placed a permanent link to the Link Up…

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

I encourage you to visit the O+L+G Feast Day Link Up. So far, there are 14 wonderful and creative entries. I love these link ups! It’s an overload of wonderful ideas to pick and choose from. I have also updated the post with some pics of our own preparations. ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

O+L+G Feast Day Link Up

Welcome to the 2010 O+L+G feast-day link up! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has planned for this special feast day. Share with us your crafts, recipes, favorite books, prayers, or reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe. Use the linky tool at the bottom of this post to add your post to the…

Celebrate!

As Catholic homeschoolers it’s our responsibility to teach the faith to our children. There’s no better way than by celebrating the liturgical year of the Church. This Advent week was full of wonderful feast days: St. Nicholas; The Immaculate Conception; St. Juan Diego; and on Sunday, Our Lady of Guadalupe. For this week’s Helpful Homeschool…

Pleasing to the Lord

It’s a feast-filled week of Advent! Thanks to Jen at Family in Feast and Feria, here is a lovely coloring page of the Miraculous Medal. Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly…

Join the fiesta for Bl. Miguel Pro

My good friend, Vee, of Paper Dali fame, is hosting a Bl. Miguel feast day link-up. The party, or shall we say fiesta, begins on November 23. Linking will actually begin on November 19, so we can plan our feast day celebrations. I don’t know much at all about Blessed Miguel Pro, so I am…

Our All Saints pennant banner

This is a slight twist on our paper-saint parade from last year. Last week, when I was printing my saints from Paper Dali, there were some technical difficulties with the downloads. So, not having any patience to wait for the problem to be solved, I did what Vee tells everyone not to do. I simply…

All Saints Day Link Up Party

There’s a new blog event in the sidebar today. Lacy, over at Catholic Icing, decided to have a spur-of-the-moment All Saints Day Link Up Party. What a great idea! Head to Catholic Icing and link your All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day ideas, including costumes, games, decorations, party ideas, food, celebration ideas, and more. Here…

Our most powerful weapon

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast, established by Pope Pius V and previously referred to as Our Lady of Victory, commemorates the 16th century Battle of Lepanto which secured Europe against the Turks. Devotion to the rosary is what won this battle. It is still our most…

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

St. Francis of Assisi loved all animals. He is very special to us, and with all the animals we have in our house I like to think we are special to him too. One custom that many parishes have in honor of the Feast of Francis is a procession of animals and a blessing of…

Exaltation of the Cross at the antique mall

I felt bad earlier in the day, not having a post for today’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. But, we are into our second week of school and time for blogging is somewhat scarce. Little did I know that I would find this beautiful crucifix waiting for me this afternoon at my favorite…

On this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus of St. Claude de la Colombiere My adorable Redeemer, I give and consecrate myself totally to Thy Sacred Heart in the fullest and most complete way of which I am capable. Nail me to Thy Cross by my Baptismal Promises, by the duties of my state…

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 to link to the actual post. Then, link back to the Lent Link-Up in your post. Be sure to spend some time visitng all the great posts.…

2010 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is open!

In the tradition of the Sicilian St. Joseph Altars of New Orleans, the Virtual St. Joseph Altar made its online debut in February of 1999. The Virtual St, Joseph Altar is open now through the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph. Visit the Altar and make your virtual offerings, add deceased loved ones to the…

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 St. Valentine’s Day. These little hand made items are sure to win hearts: Head to Catholic Icing for some specifically Catholic Valentine’s Day ideas, and a spiritual…

Links of the month — Viva Guadalupe!

Our family has a very strong devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and since St. Juan Diego is our homeschool patron this year we plan to celebrate both feast days in a special way. Our festivities will include some coloring craft projects, reading assignments, and a Mexican meal. Here are some links to help you…

Links of the month: Happy New Year . . .

. . . liturgically speaking! Get ready, advent is just one week away. Following and celebrating the liturgical year with your family will deepen your faith and bring you all closer to understanding the mystery of salvation. Here are some year-round links: My own Liturgical Year page has lots of handy links to guide you…