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Advent Family Traditions

Advent is, hands down, one of the richest liturgical seasons to celebrate as a family.  Unfortunately it is often overshadowed by the business of our need to materially prep for Christmas.  It doesn’t help that our culture starts their Christmas celebration directly after Halloween! This makes living our counter cultural …

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Giving Meaningful Baptismal Gifts

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated …

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Celebrating Holy Week as a Family

As a mother of five young children, I can attest to the fact that by the time Holy week comes around I am usually in a bit of a state of denial.  Did Lent really go by that fast?  Then there are the usual excuses, “Oh, if I only had …

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5 Parent Tips for First Communion

First Holy Communion is a big event in the life of a child and in the life of a family. We asked an experienced mom who guided three boys and three girls though the celebration of First Holy Communion to give us tips on how to make preparations that would …

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How-To Measure for a First Communion Dress

Need to buy a First Communion Dress this year? If yes, we want to share an article just posted to our store website that walks you through the basics of getting a good set of measurements for a girl’s dress. This is the first in a series of reference guides …

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Get a Spiritual Exercise Partner for Lent

Going it alone during Lent makes for a lonely journey. Have a more productive prayerful Lent with a spiritual exercise partner. Living on a corner along a popular jogging route, we see lots of people run by. Very few of them run alone. Most have companions during their daily exercise. …

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