The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, and on January 3, we celebrated the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Here’s why the feast — and the name of Jesus — are so important. Here in the Midwest, January is usually a month of cold and dark. So there’s an appeal to focusing on the sun…or the Son, as it were. If you’re crafty, we have some ideas for you! Find instructions online.
Catholic mom Sarah Reinhard writes, “The world in mid-November is gray and dull, sometimes smattered with snow and sometimes with piles of leaves. There’s a nip in the air, both inside and out, and the days are short enough that it’s sometimes a struggle to get out of bed. I usually face this time of year with a certain rebellious denial. It happens, every single year, and there’s never a surprise. Thanksgiving comes, just as it always does, and Advent leads to Christmas, all the same. This year, I’d like to focus on the gratitude of the family feast and on the silence of the December journey through Advent.” Read Sarah’s plan online.
Halloween traditions often bring about much debate among Catholics. Are we glorifying evil and dead things? Isn’t it just too scary? Is it a pagan holiday? The simple answer to […]
Fall brings us many fun celebrations. This week, let’s talk about Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. These can each be a beautiful way to highlight and celebrate […]
In today’s post you’ll discover five books that mom and bookworm Sarah Reinhard recommends for every Catholic family, from the Bible to the Catechism to Lord of the Rings.