10 Prayers to Teach Your Catholic Children

prayers to teach Catholic children

In our home, we started praying with our children when they were very small. Before bed, we started with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. In a matter of months, the children knew all the prayers by heart, and were taking turns leading them. Rachel even surprised me by reciting the St Michael prayer one night, long before I knew she was even paying attention. Take the time to say these prayers with your children. As parents, {Read More}

5 Things You Can Do When Your Kids Leave the Faith

What to do when your child leaves the faith | Catholic Mothers Online

Every good Catholic mom’s number one goal is to raise her kids with a strong faith.  All we have taught them has been with the hope that they will come to know, love, and serve God with all their hearts. Most young people need to seek their own answers and reasons for things. It’s just part of growing up.  But even though we have guided them through their doubts and answered their questions sometimes our children still go astray. After {Read More}

10 Bible Songs to Teach Your Children

Favorite Bible Songs to Teach Children

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. (This post contains affiliate links) If you’re a mother, you’ll teach your children a song or two while they’re small. Children often learn by repetition – like singing the same songs over and over! It’s never too early to lead our little ones to Christ with music. Let’s make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Want to entertain your children while you teach them the faith? I have a long {Read More}

Signs in My Home

Gentleness Pray Love

Growing up it was not uncommon to find inspirational quotes and notes throughout our home.  My Mom would post tips for good habits, good living, and faithful inspiration on bathroom mirrors, the refrigerator, on her desk, and throughout the house.  They were little reminders to all of us.  The quotes came from a variety of sources, anything from a motivational book to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The options were endless. Now that I have my own home, I {Read More}

How to Start a Mary Garden in 7 Easy Steps

Mary Garden copy

I love gardening. And I have always wanted to have a Mary garden. It just hadn’t happened till now. What better way to celebrate May than with a Mary garden! Having a Mary garden is a very simply way to honor the Blessed Mother, it’s easy to do with children and can enhance our own devotion to Mary as well. It’s not difficult to do and pretty self explanatory. The most important part of the Mary garden are the flowers. {Read More}

5 Ways to Begin the New Year with Prayer

5 Ways to Add Prayer to Your Day

The new year is a great chance to start a new prayer routine, if you don’t already have one in place.  Here are five tips for adding more prayer to your days. 1. Make a Holy Hour. If you don’t already make a holy hour, it’s never a bad time to begin. It doesn’t have to be a whole hour but can be just a few minutes. Make your holy visit with your prayer intentions in mind. For example, as {Read More}

Sign of the Cross Prayer Handwriting Pages

Sign of the Cross Print Prayer Handwriting Practice

This printable can now be found on Catholic Printables Online. This week’s printable… Topic or Skill: Handwriting Practice (Could also be used as a prayer journal page) Text: Sign of the Cross prayer Versions: There are three versions of this download.  One for printing, one for cursive, and one of a D’Nealian style of printing. Note: This download is free for personal or classroom use.  It cannot be sold or published on other websites.  If you want to pass along {Read More}

Aliens and Strangers

alien

I recently read the book Be Holy: A Catholic’s Guide to the Spiritual Life by Father Thomas G. Morrow. It is a wonderful guide for any Catholic–no matter where you are in your spiritual journey–and it has jump started my relationship with God and my desire to be more like Him. The book starts out by explaining what it means to be holy, why we should want to be holy, heaven, hell, and purgatory. Then it gives examples of what {Read More}