Catholic Picture Books for Lent and Easter

Catholic picture books for Lent and Easter -- these are perfect for families, or in a Catholic school classroom!

Ready to celebrate this special liturgical season with your family? Take a look at some of our favorite Catholic picture books for Lent and Easter. Catholic Picture Books for Lent   Little Rose of Sharon: A Story of Self Sacrifice The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale Want to explain to your children that […]

Quick and Easy Meatless Meals for Lent

Meatless meal ideas for Lent -- soups, casseroles, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and more!

During Lent, we abstain from eating meat on Fridays as a form of penance. (I have to be honest – I love fish and seafood, so it’s not that much of a struggle for me.) If you want to branch out from fried fish and salmon patties, I’ve got a great list of meatless meals […]

A Catholic Mom’s Guide to Preparing for Lent

Catholic Mom's Guide to Preparing for Lent

As a Catholic mother, Lent is really one of my very favorite times of the year. The Lenten season gives me hope, a chance to begin again, and to fashion my life into something that pleases God. In years past, I’ve jumped off the deep end with my Lenten resolutions. I have a tendency to […]

My Lenten Prayer Challenge – A Decade a Day

This Lenten season, I’m keeping it simple. At home,I’m overwhelmed most days, barely having time to breathe. While lofty goals for Lent are admirable, I want to work on something I KNOW I can accomplish. I’ve got three things in mind, keeping in line with the prayer, fasting and almsgiving tenets of Lent. For fasting, […]

A Few Days Late, But Ready for Lent: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Ephesians 4:22-24 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts,and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. My Ash Wednesday didn’t exactly go as planned. Suffering […]

Saints and Scripture Sunday: The First Sunday of Lent

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Mark 1:15 “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As we approached Lent, it seemed like I had obstacles in the way of my goals. Brett and I intended to head to Mass early on Ash Wednesday, to beat the crowds. It worked […]

Saints and Scripture Sunday: Heading into Lent

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return. Ash Wednesday is knocking at the door, and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s Lenten season. For […]