I’ve been doing a series of these up-cycled kitchen tiles as coasters, coinciding with the Church feasts. I’d bought a basket of salvaged kitchen tiles and as a result I’ve been able to make lost of seasonal makes with an Art Nouveau theme, bringing the faith to life. There will be some more projects for… Continue reading How To; Angels Christmas Tile Coasters
This is the second in the series, with a free printable for your children to colour in and keep. Enjoy your advent Sunday! the-shepherds-storyDownload
In a world that is increasingly hostile to the faith it's good to hold close these joyous feasts like a warm, cosy blanket. As they grow I hope that these strands of faith and truth that are being embedded in their hearts will strengthen them through adversity.
I know that Christmas can leave one with the sense of an opportunity missed as if the Divine has escaped me. It can be as if I am a colleague of the Wise Men. I’ve spent my time staring at and studying the stars, but when the most significant astrological event in history occurs and I'm distracted. By focusing on the Christ Child it reorders your soul towards accepting the peace that the season heralds and the justice to our fellow man that it demands.
Over this advent season we’re committing to say the Angelus Prayer as a family. I’ve set my alarm with church bell sounds for 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm. It’s a simple prayer, but prepares the thoughts for the Christmas season. God became human and lived amongst us. Alleluia! Attached is a pdf printout… Continue reading Children’s Prayer Book; The Angelus Prayer
1. Fast, But Not On Sundays I really struggled with deciding whether my kiddos (9 and 6) should fast for Lent, aren't they too young? However I remembered that I'd read that during Lent you're actually meant to relax your fast on Sundays, to celebrate the "Little Easters" that they are. Here in France there… Continue reading 10 Ways To Observe Lent With Young Children