Advent · Ordinary Time

10 Things To Consider To Help You Make a Good Confession

This post is being written as one of a series leading up to advent and Christmas itself; for those who want to join me on a spiritual journey preparing for the liturgical coming of Christ. However towards the end I do talk about how to progress in holiness by taking full advantage of this under… Continue reading 10 Things To Consider To Help You Make a Good Confession

Advent

10 Ways of Charitable Giving For Advent

I've suggested these types of charities based on their association to the Nativity story; it will help focus the families minds on why we celebrate along with the others outlined in the 20 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas post. 1 Charities that help the persecuted Christians are the most persecuted faith in the world… Continue reading 10 Ways of Charitable Giving For Advent

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A Vignette of The Immaculate Conception and It’s Symbolism

Living here in France it's a joy to have so many Catholic feasts as national holidays, as a result I'm so much more aware of the liturgical year. So it's become a desire of mine to start to note these feasts. One of the ways I've started to do this is through little vignettes dedicated to them. They can be a reminder to those with knowledge who've fallen away. Or indeed a sign of hope that someone is publicly exposing them. Most importantly though you can teach your family through the symbols you use.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Truth Of The Immaculate Conception Reflects The Truth Of Jesus

Catholics often refer to Mary as the New Eve. Eve was the one to take the fruit, disobeying God. Yet Adam, who was meant to protect and was stood with her at the time, took the same fruit and ate also. Adam didn't protect and failed in his duty of leadership. However Mary, the New Eve, is protected from sin by the New Adam, her Son Jesus.

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