The Liturgical Year Calendar: Easter Cycle

The Liturgical Year Calendar: Easter Cycle

 Have you seen the latest set of Liturgical Year Calendars yet?!?   These gorgeous calendars are packed full of meaning and such an excellent aid in teaching children all about the feasts and seasons of the traditional liturgical year.    This second set includes five...

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Lent Calendars

Lent Calendars

On Ash Wednesday we pulled out our annual Lenten Calendar for our little ones... We've been using variations of this calendar for the past 18 years! You can find the free printable documents for our current version in the archives: A Lenten Calendar for...

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Pictures from Palm Sunday

Pictures from Palm Sunday

“Of the weeks in the Church’s year Holy Week is truly singular for the fullness, majesty, and devotion of the ceremonies. From apostolic times special care had been taken to celebrate the central mysteries of our redemption, and in the course of time three days —...

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Good Friday

Good Friday

An Alphabet of the Altar And Other HoliesO my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which Thou didst die for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Thy death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Thy death, give me grace to die, embracing...

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Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday

Jesus knows that He is going to be handed over to the Jews to be put to death. During His last supper with His apostles, Jesus washes their feet, then institutes the sacrament of the Eucharist and ordains the first priests. Today let us pray especially for priests.-...

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On Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday

🌿Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, Rex Christe Redemptor, Cui puerile decus prompsit Hosanna pium.🌿Yesterday we learned about one of the traditional liturgical rites of Palm Sunday... Once the priest (altar boy in this picture book we have) arrived at the church doors...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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