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Family Ideas for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer card

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus always falls after the octave of Pentecost (usually some time in June) on a Friday. In fact, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Read on to learn more about this powerful devotion and how to teach kids about it.  What […]

Simple 15 Minute Rosary Meditation For Fatima First Saturday Devotion

our lady of fatima statue

The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is May 13th. There are many ways to celebrate this beautiful feast that commemorates the appearance of Our Lady to 3 shepherd children in Portugal, Fatima. No matter how you celebrate, make sure to learn about the 5 First Saturdays Devotion that Our Lady asked for Sister Lucia […]

How to Honor Mary in Our Homeschool

how to honor Mary in our homeschool

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. In this post, I will share how to honor Mary in our homeschool in the month of May!  I will explain why May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin […]

Memorable Catholic Easter Traditions to Try Right Now

naturally dyed Easter eggs

In this post, I will be sharing some Catholic Easter Traditions for your family. Until very recently in my adult life, I had no idea that Easter lasts for FIFTY days! 50!! The Catholic church celebrates Easter for 50 days in order to fully recognize and enjoy the glorious resurrection of Our Lord and Savior […]

Awesome Catholic Easter Science Activity: Free Flower Dissection Lab

Easter Lily

Awesome Catholic Easter Science Activity: Free Flower Dissection Lab I got this idea for a lily flower study on St. Joseph’s Feast Day since one of his symbols is the lily. St. Joseph is often seen holding lilies in photos and statues. This study can be done at any time, but it makes for an […]

The Best Family Activities for Lent and Holy Week

Good Friday Scripture Lunch

The Best Family Activities for Lent and Holy Week Lent is such a holy and beautiful liturgical season for Catholics. When you have tried to live your best Lent, Easter will be all the more meaningful and joyful! In this post, I have complied all of the best family activities for Lent and Holy week […]

How to Host a Low Stress Catholic Easter Dinner

lasagna for a low stress Catholic Easter dinner

Easter is the highest and most glorious liturgical season of the year! This Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior deserves a meal fit for a king! Today, I will share my secrets and tips for preparing and executing a low stress Catholic Easter dinner. Easter is very special in our home, and I always make […]

Stations Of The Cross Printable Activities For Good Friday

stations of the cross

The Stations of the Cross are a beautiful Catholic tradition to partake in during Lent, and, especially, Holy Week. This devotion is also an amazing one to involve small children in! My Stations of the Cross Printable activities sets and mini Stations of the Cross Booklets will be perfect for this endeavor.  In addition, you can […]

Holy Week Homeschool Activities to Enter into the Holy Triduum

Have you ever considered specific Holy Week Homeschool activities? During Holy Week, you may find it helpful to shift your homeschool activities, routines, and rhythms. One of the blessings of homeschooling is emphasizing the material that you would like to pass on to your children! In order to pass on the faith to our children […]

St. Joseph Feast Day Table: Recipes for the Celebration

St. Joseph Table Bread and Decor

St. Joseph’s Feast Day usually falls during Lent, and always falls on March 19. (He is actually one of the few saints to have two feast days – his other feast day is on May 1st and celebrates  his role as St. Joseph the Worker).  St. Joseph’s March feast day is to celebrate his role […]