Advent

Children’s Christmas Stories; The Donkey and the Cross (Free Printout)

I hope you’re enjoying this feast of Saint Nicholas and the second Sunday of Advent. My children and I are up early this morning as they were excited for the feast. They found chocolate coins in their boots and we talked about how Saint Nicholas gave money to the poor and who he was, then… Continue reading Children’s Christmas Stories; The Donkey and the Cross (Free Printout)

The Feast of Saint Nicholas

How To Storm Jar And Wreath For The Feast Of Saint Nicholas (Free Download)

The feast of Saint Nicholas is fast approaching and I wanted to share something to put out on it’s eve as your family prepares for his feast the next day. When I finished it last year I cannot tell you how pleased I was with the results; I love the images of Father Christmas worshipping the infant Jesus, so this was my starting point.

Children's Prayer Book · The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Magnificat – A Prayer For The Immaculate Conception

The feast of the Immaculate Conception is on the 8th December, but I'm publishing this early so that if you want your children to say this prayer as a novena leading towards the feast you have this as an option. This is part of the series of prayers that link in with specific feasts, but… Continue reading The Magnificat – A Prayer For The Immaculate Conception

Advent

10 Christmas Movies To Watch With The Family During Advent

The conversation between the wise professor and the older Pevensie children, Peter and Susan, is a gold mine for discussion points. As they describe their sister’s insistence on the magical world in the wardrobe he asks them if she is normally the truthful one. Of course their response is yes, and he points to her character being an indicator that what she is saying is therefore likely to be true. No matter how fantastical.

Children's Prayer Book · The Feast of Saint Nicholas

Children’s Prayer to Saint Nicholas (Free Printout)

This prayer focuses on Saint Nicholas’s witness to Truth and his mission to save souls, as well as his charity and care for children. There’s an image for little ones to colour in their own individual prayer book. My children will be colouring in the picture as I get dinner ready on the eve of Saint Nicholas’ feast, then they can read the prayer as grace or before bed.

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20 Ways To Keep Christ in Christmas

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.