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Crafts & Activities: Our Lady of Fatima & the Dancing Sun

Crafts and Activities for Catholic Families: Our Lady of Fatima & the Dancing Sun

Celebrate Our Lady and the Miracle of the Sun on October 13th with these tips and fun ideas for your family! I love celebrations in the Catholic Church, don’t you? This month is special because we’re celebrating Our Lady of Fatima & the Dancing Sun. It has been 100 years since she first appeared! Here…

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Vincentian Virtues for Moms

The kingdom of God is peace in the Holy Spirit; He will reign in you if your heart is at peace. So, be at peace and you will honor in a sovereign way the God of peace and love. ― St. Vincent de Paul

Admittedly I have been tremendously influenced by Vincentians in my adult life. Prior to that, I had known of the ministry of the Vincentians (read: I had heard of the St. Vincent de Paul Society) since I was little. Unfortunately, that probably remains the greatest association with this vast religious community, other than perhaps De…

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Praying for Your Kids: A St. Monica and St. Augustine Reflection

Praying for your children like St. Monica

My one year-old recently added a frustrating phrase to his vocabulary. Each time I ask him to put his shoes away or clean up his toys, he promptly responds with, “Mommy, do it” and then nods his head. This fun declaration of “toddlerhood” has caused me a bit of frustration and a few long afternoons.…

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August 27 and 28: Feast Days of St. Monica and St. Augustine

This is such an important feast day for those of us who have loved ones who are not in the Church.  We can spend these three days praying and sacrificing for them.  We can also celebrate God’s goodness shown to St. Monica for her faithfulness and being a good witness for us. Recommended: Praying for Our…

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