Catholic Spirituality

Getting the Most Out of Holy Week

Getting the Most Out of Holy Week

When the kids were little, I was much more on top of the liturgical colors and the upcoming liturgical seasons. Why? Well, because I made it part of my curriculum. Just like we teach our children the seasons of the year, as a Catholic mom, I taught the Liturgical...

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Beauty in the Lives of Our Children

Beauty in the Lives of Our Children

I recently listened to a talk by Bishop Barron gave to the Religious Education Congress in March last year. What struck me, to my very core, was that Bishop Barron whole heartily recommended the importance of Beauty in the lives of our children, as a means to keeping...

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Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

It always happens that I feel so dry right about now; I feel overwhelmed. Then, by the grace of God, in comes the season of Lent. God is so good to us. He gave us an entire season to ready our hearts for the most glorious of all times: Easter, Jesus’ Resurrection.

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Easter Joy

Easter Joy

Where was I last year at this time? Spiritually that is.... I wrote an article called, "One Thousand Gifts and Easter Joy." In it, I reflected on Ann Voskamp's book by the same title and my thoughts of having a thankful heart! Here is a bit.... Ann started a...

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Hope

Hope

“The one who has hope lives differently.”
This awesome quote is emblazoned on a souvenir tote I still use that contains the latest baby blanket I am working on. They are for the local Birthright and the tote bag is my constant reminder as I pray and crochet.

There is more time these days for me to sit and crochet.
I bet you are finding more time too with the current “stay home” orders to get to some of these often overlooked activities accomplished.

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One Thousand Gifts and Easter Joy

One Thousand Gifts and Easter Joy

Having a thankful heart.  I recently picked up Ann Voskamp’s best selling book, One Thousand Gifts.  I was familiar with it in that I had often read quotes from it in the Magnificat daily meditations. They were always profound, on target, so naturally I was...

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Discipline: Where does it come from?

Discipline: Where does it come from?

I was praying the joyful mysteries at Adoration. As I prayed, I was struck by the fourth Joyful Mystery, which is the Presentation in the Temple…and the fruit of this mystery, which is obedience!

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Why Talk of Such Sadness? The Feast of All Souls

This past year we attended quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years” as I am now in my late 50’s, in part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing...

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Get Ready to Thrive in Your Homeschool

4 simple steps to create your best year! 25+ years of homeschool experience compressed into 1 simple guide. Written by Paola Ciskanik

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Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

This past year we had quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years.” In part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing some very dear, soul sisters in Christ,...

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Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Audio: Is Homeschooling Your Kids A War Here we are in the middle of the semester or perhaps close to summer break (for those in the southern hemisphere) and we are struggling, bickering, not getting homeschooling done in any...

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Science, Instilling Wonder

Science, Instilling Wonder

Do you and your kids love science? We do at our house. In fact, several of our kids have expressed this love by completing further studies in science in college. One son currently works in a Lab at Columbia University with his Biology degree and one daughter is a...

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