Children's Book Recommendations, Crafts & Creative Ideas, Liturgical Living

All Saints Day & Choosing Patron Saints (with Gift Guide)

The feast of All Saints Day is approaching (Nov 1), so I thought now was a great time to talk about saints and our family's new(ish) tradition. We are blessed to be a part of the communion of saints – which include those holy men and women who have gone before us, who have truly… Continue reading All Saints Day & Choosing Patron Saints (with Gift Guide)

Liturgical Living

Reflecting on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This weekend, we celebrate the feast day of Pentecost- the day when Jesus, newly ascended into Heaven, sent the Holy Spirit upon his apostles and us all to be with us in His physical absence. From this day forward, the apostles proclaimed salvation in Christ, baptized others in His name, and began their mission spreading… Continue reading Reflecting on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating Holy Week

We're about to embark upon the holiest of weeks in the church's liturgical season, and this year, it is falling during a time of social isolation, leaving many of us asking, "How can I celebrate this week and still feel connected?" I've pulled together a list of resources for you - a one-stop-shop, if you… Continue reading Celebrating Holy Week

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating the Epiphany – Feast of the Three Kings

The Twelve Days of Christmas culminates on January 6th with the Feast of the Epiphany, or the revelation that Jesus Christ was born as a baby but also God incarnate. On this day, we also celebrate the visitation of the three Magi, or Wise Men (or "Kings") to the infant/child Jesus. With their coming, they… Continue reading Celebrating the Epiphany – Feast of the Three Kings

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

Some years, December 25th feels more like a looming deadline we’re scrambling to meet rather than what it actually is: a life-changing holiday that is actually the beginning of the official Christmas season. You know the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?... that one you probably either love or hate because of its monotony? It refers to… Continue reading Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

Liturgical Living

The Popular Paintings of Carl Bloch

I’d like to introduce you to a painter that I bet you haven’t heard of but I’m sure whose work you’d like to get to know... His name is Carl Bloch and today would’ve been his 185thbirthday. I believe he painted some of the most realistic and detailed paintings there are of Jesus Christ and… Continue reading The Popular Paintings of Carl Bloch

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

The Twelve Days of Christmas

(This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase the recommended books or decor from these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, so thank you. 😊)       Some years December 25th feels more like a looming deadline we’re scrambling to meet rather than what it actually… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas

Children's Book Recommendations, Crafts & Creative Ideas, Liturgical Living

Creating a More Purposeful Advent Calendar and Meaningful Advent Season

    The season of Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. It is an annual reminder to celebrate and appreciate what the Christmas season embodies:  endless hope, bountiful joy, unreserved love, and altruistic giving. The word advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. We are to be preparing our… Continue reading Creating a More Purposeful Advent Calendar and Meaningful Advent Season