I was recently received a wonderful variety of products from Monica from Arma Dei to review for Catholic Mothers Online. Arma Dei offers Catholic teaching tools and gifts to celebrate the Sacraments, Seasons, and Feast Days.
- Cathletics Playing Cards
- Reverance and Awe Collector Cards
- Foundation Prayers card
- Hand in Hand with Jesus journal/book
- A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families
- “Journey with Jesus Through Reconciliation and Holy Communion” craft kit
- “Advent and Lent Quest” craft kit
I really loved the great variety of products from Arma Dei. The would make really amazing tools to help with faith formation for all children — whether they attend homeschool, Catholic school, private school, or public school. In fact, there are even lots of things that can be done with children that are not school aged.
I think that my favorite item in the collection that I received was the A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families book. When I shared this book with my homeschooling group (I actually already had a copy of it!), people went crazy for it! I loaned it out to several different people, and some other people went ahead and ordered their own copies.
From the Equipping Catholic Families blog about the Treasure Chest book:
A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families is a 304 page book offering ideas for activities, crafts and recipes to help families celebrate the various Seasons and Feast Days of the year.With fun-filled activities, we can build our own family traditions while passing on the richness of our Catholic Faith. Guided by the Liturgical Calendar, the book journeys through the Seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and the 2 spans of Ordinary Time. The months of the secular calendar are woven in, providing the context for Feasts and monthly Devotions. Saints are introduced as their Feast Days occur, offering details and legends about their lives and providing suggestions for family activities surrounding them.
This hardcover, concealed coil book is packed with prompting reflections and questions, tracing the child’s Catholic journey of Faith: the celebration of the Sacraments, the growing knowledge of the Catholic Faith through Catechism and Tradition and the child’s deepening personal relationship with Jesus.