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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Advent plans  |  family prayer  |  family tradition

Advent at Home with Family

  It took most of my adult life, but I finally bought four sets of Advent candles at once. This decision saves me the inevitable post-Thanksgiving scramble to find candles. The previous last-minute candle frenzy mirrored too much of the secular holiday season … go go go. Here is my proposition for this upcoming Advent season: let’s reclaim this time for our families, our sanity, and mostly for our deepening relationship with Jesus. Here are some of my suggestions for doing so this year.

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family prayer  |  how to pray the rosary

DIY Steppingstone Rosary in Ten Easy Steps!

One October, the month of the Holy Rosary, I felt particularly ambitious about getting my kiddos, ages five and fifteen, to pray the Rosary more. At first, I haven’t had much success. The “rap rosary” was a total fail, my teen informed me. The Rosary podcasts had “too much opera” or “the people talk like they need a nap,” reported the little guy. I enjoy saying my Rosary in the morning on my back patio, beads in one hand and coffee in the other, but that wasn’t appealing to my family.

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Celebrating family life  |  family prayer  |  trust

What Children Teach Us About Trust

Catholic Mom contributor, Carmen Lappe, maintains that children, without even using words, preach the greatest homilies about approaching Christ in trust. We are often reminded and encouraged to approach Christ with the faith of a child. If you’re anything like me, you often wonder just how to do this or just what this should look like. I have found, over the years, that my children, especially my 2-year-old son, preach the greatest homily when it comes to approaching Christ: trust. Usually, it can be found in the most ordinary, mundane moments of everyday life.

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family prayer  |  how to pray the rosary  |  praying the Rosary

Why Is the Rosary Important?

Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh discusses the Catholic tradition and history of praying the Rosary. If someone were to say to you, “Let’s just take a few moments to stop and say 165 prayers while contemplating a special need going on in our lives, or even all the needs going on in the world.” I’m not sure that you or anyone would agree to participate in this kind of exercise. Yet, thousands around the world do exactly that when praying the Holy Rosary. Just what exactly are they hoping to achieve by this and why is it important?

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Eucharist  |  family prayer

Dining Out and Saying Grace

Kimberly Novak shares how her family makes dining out shine with elements of gratitude, love, and community.

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