Authentic Self-Love…

“Finding Yourself” – Ven. Fulton Sheen’s Guide to Authentic Self-Love

catholicsistaslogoAn article by guest writer Victoria Keiser on Catholic Sistas, sourced from Venerable Fulton Sheen’s book: Three to Get Married. A great read.

We have Fulton Sheen’s book and I don’t believe I’ve read all the way through it yet, but plan to go get it off the bookshelf right now! Leave a comment here or over at Catholic Sistas if you would like to share your thoughts on your journey of “finding yourself” where God has led you…

 

 

Epiphany Traditions

I’ve followed Catholic All Year for many years now and noticed today she did a nice post about Epiphany traditions in the Catholic faith. I thought I’d share her post here as a reminder to myself of things I can do this year, and plan ahead for next year. Happy New Year! And Happy Epiphany of our Lord on January 6, 2019!

 

A Lenten Rosary Booklet

This is a great idea for Lent. I’m excited about ordering a batch of these Rosary Booklets made by Nancy at Do Small Things With Love. I’m also excited to get the Lenten reflection coloring pages to go along with each day in Lent… I think it will help me slow down and take time each day to pray the Rosary with my family, and spend some quiet time with God….

The Rosary booklets are $8 each for a hardcopy/printed booklet. If you order 2, it’s only $15. And you get the coloring book pages too! Sweet!

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Wooden Saint Peg Dolls

My friend is making these most adorable saint dolls! Something I’ve admired but have been too afraid to start… it seems like a daunting task to paint wooden dolls to actually look the way they are supposed to… but she did it!!! I was so excited for her and impressed by her work that I made her a little website so she could showcase her projects and take orders. I think her little saint dolls would be perfect as St. Nicholas or Epiphany gifts, and of course for Chirstmas! Check it out! She calls her shop Lovely Lady in Blue Boutique!

 

A “divine” way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

Jessica from Shower of Roses shared a delicious sounding way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday today. I’m always behind with the novena and everything leading up to this very special day, so I appreciate it when I can see a simple way to get our children’s attention and incorporate the meaning and history of Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is a link to her post on her website. Always a great resource!

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Easter Egg Hunt: Meaningful Ideas

I just saw this post from Tracy at Our Simple Homestead about how they incorporate the meaning of Easter – Christ rising from the dead – into their Easter Egg Hunt. I thought her ideas were great and am going to try to incorporate these verses and symbols into our Easter. Thanks Tracy!

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Polish Easter Baskets

We used to do this all the time at home with my parents. My dad is about half Polish. I remember him taking our Easter basket of newly stuffed sausages and eggs, some wine and some bread to our priest on Holy Saturday for a blessing. I think we were the only ones doing it then!

Some Easter traditions and recipes found on Delishably.

 

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Holy Thursday Lenten Dinner

We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.

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