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Color-Me Prayer Pillowcases: The Magi

The Magi are following the star and they can see it, there over Bethlehem! The Magi Color-Me Prayer Pillowcase stirs the imagination with a picturesque image of the richly robed Wise Men and their tasseled camels eagerly approaching Bethlehem. Do you see their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh represented in the borders of the print? There are so many interesting details to color with fabric markers! (Or to paint, or even embroider!) A scripture quote from Matthew 2:9-11 describes the Magis' paying homage to the Christ Child, while the endearing companion prayer helps children give Jesus a gift of their own.

Recommended for ages 9+ (because of small details).

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Zealous: Following Jesus with Guidance from St. Paul

By Mark Hart and Christopher Cuddy (Servant Books, 2014)

About the book:

With a clear, simple invitation, you are encouraged to delve more deeply into Scripture to find answers and discover what God’s truth means for you personally. Whether you’re new to the Bible or a seasoned student of its truth, you’ll be motivated to follow Jesus with the same kind of zeal Paul had. Join Mark Hart and Christopher Cuddy as they provide a contemporary look at the basics of spiritual life through the eyes of St. Paul.

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Adventures in Assisi: On the Path with St. Francis

By Amy Welborn; Ann Kissane Englehart (Franciscan Media, 2014)

About the book:

Two cousins, Gianna and Lorenzo, are left in the care of their great-uncle, Brother Antonio, a Franciscan friar living in Assisi. Neither cousin wants to be with the other, and the day threatens to turn into a fiasco until Brother Antonio comes up with a game for them to play: They will discover the places where St. Francis lived and worked. As Gianna and Lorenzo lose themselves in the game, they come to better understand the qualities that marked St. Francis: humility, gentleness, kindness, simplicity, and love. In turn, the cousin’s relationship is mended as they come to see the good in each other.

Children will learn about both St. Francis and Assisi in this lovely tale, illustrated with the warmth and colors of the Italian countryside.

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77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids: A Guide for Catholic Families

By Jerry Windley-Daoust (P B & Grace, 2015)

About the book:

Whether you are just getting started with family prayer or wish to broaden your horizons, 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids can help, offering practical, kid-friendly guides to Christian prayer practices both ancient and new. Features include:

  • Age-appropriate adaptations for young children, older kids, and teens.
  • Articles on a wide range of practices: Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary, Contemplative Prayer, Daily Examen, Lectio Divina, Novenas, and more.
  • Talking Points...explanations of prayer practices that kids might have questions about.
  • Cross-references to the Catechism, Scripture, and church documents.
  • An appendix containing thirty-three common and useful Catholic prayers.
  • A quick-find index makes it easy to find prayer ideas, and doubles as a checklist to track your progress.

Catholic Sistas 2015 calendar

Catholic Through the Year Calendar/Day Planner from Catholic Sistas

This 2015 calendar/day planner includes:

  • downloadable files to print using your own home printer or take to a printer to have it professionally printed – your choice!
  • available in COLOR or B&W {you decide!}
  • beautiful cover sheet
  • 2014/2015 academic and 2015 traditional calendar available
  • this liturgical planner was created using the standard guidelines of the Church calendar, both the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969 used in the Ordinary Form of the Latin Rite {the Novus Ordo} and the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope St. Pius V and reissued by Pope St. John XXIII in 1962 used in the Extraordinary Form {the Traditional Latin Mass – TLM}
  • year at a glance
  • 12 month at-a-glance pages {two-page spread per month for maximum use}
  • weekly planners for each month, giving you plenty of customizable space to meet your family’s needs
  • includes a personal information page,
  • contact sheet for friends, family, & acquaintances,
  • multiple pages for note taking {or doodling, if that’s what you like to do!},
  • and a meaty section on prayer, including verses from Sacred Scripture, quotes from saints, & references pulled from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as a truncated list of common prayers.

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