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Maundy Thursday Meaning and Significance: A Helpful Guide

unleavened bread and grapes for Maundy Thursday

In the Catholic Church, Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday) kicks off the most holy liturgical season of the year – the Holy Triduum. This day is extremely important to Catholics because Christ instituted two very important Sacraments on Holy Thursday: the priesthood (Holy Orders) and the Eucharist. There is so much about Maundy Thursday to […]

Ideas for a Beautiful and Holy Catholic Lent with Littles

This post will give you lots of ways to have a holy Catholic Lent with Littles! Lent is the liturgical period leading up to Easter. It is a beautiful and holy time in the church to prepare to observe the crucifixion and death of Our Lord, as well as celebrate His glorious resurrection!  Lent is […]

Catholic Advent Traditions

Catholic Advent traditions

The liturgical year is coming to a close which means that Advent is upon us! For Catholics, Advent is a penitential season (similar to Lent  – and that’s why the liturgical color is purple for both Lent and Advent). As hard as it is in today’s world, our Catholic Advent traditions should reflect this period […]

How to Sew a Catholic Tabernacle Veil

Catholic tabernacle veil

The Catholic sanctuary is a sacred and holy space. There is usually beautiful decor and artwork to help us enter into the mystery of heaven and assist during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Today, we will focus on the tabernacle. The tabernacle is where the Blessed Sacrament is kept. There may be Consecrated Hosts […]

Exciting Catholic Saint Nicholas Feast Day Celebration Ideas

Catholic Saint NIcholas

Catholics celebrate the Saint Nicholas’s feast day on December 6th. This was the first feast day that we incorporated when we learned what liturgical living was. It is a fun little celebration at the beginning of Advent, and our kids love it and look forward to it every year! Who was Saint Nicholas? St. Nicholas […]

Catholic Saint Lucy DIY Crown

catholic saint lucy

Liturgical living is such a fun, beautiful, and meaningful way to pass on the Catholic faith to our children. It also does not have to be expensive or difficult! I mentioned my favorite Advent saints in this post. Today, I have an easy and cheap DIY to celebrate St. Lucy’s Feast Day! I will show you […]

Advent Catholic Saints – 8 Advent Saints and their Feast Days

Advent wreath

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. Advent is a beautiful and prayerful time to prepare for the coming of Our Lord at Christmas. As we anticipate the birth of Jesus, we can look towards […]

Our Lady of the Rosary Celebration with Kids

our lady of the rosary

October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls on October 7th. The Holy Rosary is a beautiful prayer, but it can be hard to introduce and teach it to kids. The rosary is long. The rosary takes time to pray. The rosary can be abstract […]

All Saints Day Celebration Ideas

all saints day

How do we celebrate All Saints Day? This joyous Solemnity is a very important day in the Catholic Church. Not only is it a Holy Day of obligation, but it is also reminder of the eternal reward – heaven! I pray that everyone reading this and all of your family and friends joins the Communion […]

Free Crochet Patterns for the Fall

free crochet pattern

As summer winds to a close, we have the cool autumn breeze and everything pumpkin to look forward to! It is also the time that many crafters crave a crochet hook and yarn. Sometimes, however, we get stuck in a rut or need some inspiration. I have compiled a list of my favorite free crochet […]