10 Go-To Sites for Planning Saint Day Celebrations

What do you get when your cross a rich history of virtuous saints, a dedicated group creative Catholics and a widespread desire to learn and share online?   A near eternity’s worth of ideas for edifying and enjoyable Saint Day celebrations, if you ask me!   Each time I sit down to plan gluten-free Saint Teas and play dates for my family, I am amazed with the inspiration that I find online.  My go-to sites are many.  Ones that 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 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day activities

Contrary to popular belief, Hallmark (nor the local pub) did not canonize St. Patrick. There is so much to love about this Irish man. He was imprisoned but escaped to tell people about Jesus – an evangelizer in the truest sense. Perhaps he’s most famous for using the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity. The word is still out if he’s actually responsible for banishing all snakes from Ireland! As we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Patrick, I pray {Read More}

14 Ideas for Hosting a St. Brigid’s Day Playdate

ideas for children on st. brigid's feast day

Despite the fact that I am of half-Irish descent, I never knew much about St. Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland, until I had my own children.  In fact, it was not until I ran into the picture book titled Brigid’s Cloak that I really took note of this child-friendly saint.  Since then, my children and I have enjoyed celebrating St. Brigid’s feast day together and, in honor of the Year of Faith, hope to invite friends to {Read More}

Word Search of Saints with January Feast Days {Free Download}

Word Search of Catholic Saints for January

The word search printable of January Saint Feast Days is now available for download on Catholic Printables Online.  Thanks!  Download the Word Search of Saints with January Feast Days (If you are having clarity issues with the printable, please right click on the image and choose “Save Link As” and download the document to your computer.  Then, open it from your computer, rather than through your web browser’s PDF plugin, which can sometimes cause some blurriness or other issues.) Angie {Read More}

10 Saints to Have in Your Corner as a Catholic Mother

Our Lady of Grace

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. One of my favorite things about being Catholic is our treasury of saints. Countless men and women have gone on before us, struggled with some of the same vices, and gone on to be models of our Catholic faith. They’ve finished their time on Earth, and are now prayer warriors in Heaven. Think of them as Church Alumni — they’ve been through the battle and now serve on the advisory {Read More}

Christmas Books and Crafts for Catholic Families with Young Children

Christmas Books and Crafts for Catholic Families

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.    Looking for Christmas crafts and books that keep Jesus in the center of our celebration? I’ll share my favorite Christmas and Advent books, crafts and recipes that you can use with your children. This Advent season, I’m going to create a Countdown to Christmas box, and wrap up some of our favorite books. We will unwrap one each day, and enjoy them as a family. Here are some of {Read More}

Easy Ways to Celebrate Advent With The Saints

Advent in our house is a busy, joyful time filled with anticipation and activities we do at no other time of year–activities that nourish our faith and rev up our sense of fun–and sometimes, both at once. I spend all year jotting notes to myself on fresh ideas to include in our Advent calendar. This year, I’ve spent some time making friends with the saints. It inspired me to dig up some easy ways to incorporate saint celebrations into our {Read More}