The Holy Souls in Purgatory • Monthly Devotion for November

In popular practice, November traditionally has been devoted to the holy souls in purgatory. Here are someways to practice that devotion with your family this month. by Brian Smith Back in the Middle Ages, many Catholics began observing special devotions … Read More

Pray the Intercessions at Home with Your Kids

Ignite your children’s love of special intentions and try praying the general intercessions as a family. Here’s why you should pray the universal prayer at home, and examples of what to do. by Regina Lordan When I was a little … Read More

The Holy Rosary • Monthly Devotion for October

In popular practice, October traditionally has been devoted to the rosary. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month. by Brian Smith Back in the Middle Ages, many Catholics began observing special devotions around a … Read More

The Grace Trifecta: Three Ways Catechists Can Support Families

Prayer, sacrament and Scripture make the perfect “grace trifecta” for building a firm foundation of faith. Here are simple and fun ways to help families incorporate the grace trifecta at home. by Allison Gingras  Catechists can support families to encounter … Read More

Refresh Your Bedtime Prayer Routine with a Prayer Playlist

Instead of drudging through the daily ritual of reciting routine evening prayers, sing, work and pray together to a prerecorded prayer playlist. Editor’s Note: This piece originally appearing in Work & Play, Day By Day, a blog by Heidi Indahl. … Read More

Thirty Seconds of Silence: A Great Way to Help Kids Prepare for Prayer

  It sounds simple, but if you make a habit of it, taking thirty seconds of silence before (and after) your spoken prayer can improve your family prayer time and lay the foundation for kids to learn meditative prayer.   … Read More

Make Ordinary Time Special with Your Family

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“It’s ordinary time,” my son lamented. “Nothing exciting until Advent.” But as astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno reminded me, ordinary time is special in its own way. Here are six family faith practices to make ordinary time special with your family.   … Read More

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