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Exercising The Little Grey Cells

Exercising The Little Grey Cells

  The following is a short story example by one of our own to encourage entries in our YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition! Hopefully you enjoy this one and are inspired to write your own! – Emily   “I should have made an excellent detective,” exclaimed Prudence Fairweather, casting aside the latest Agatha Christie […]

DIY Fatima Set

DIY Fatima Set

  This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

  Do you enjoy reading detective fiction? Have you ever considered writing your own? We’re running a short story competition to find some new Catholic Detectives and, well, just have a little fun writing and reading some fiction. The rules and conditions follow below. Essentially we’re just looking for short stories that are Catholic Detective […]

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

   If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

  I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

Simple Garden Prayer Space

Simple Garden Prayer Space

  Such a peaceful serenity can be experienced being outdoors. You can see it in your children and in yourself. The fresh breeze, the tranquility and beauty of nature, it can lead us into inspiration, awe and wonder at God’s creation. What a perfect setting to pray? You will be free from the distractions of […]

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

  To say I was excited to see De Maria’s latest book was a Catholic whodunit would be an extreme understatement. I reviewed her novel, We’ll Never Tell Them, and was impressed by her style. I started to read this book as soon as I had downloaded it to my Kindle library – and I […]

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

  This is not a paid endorsement.   Do you feel you are missing out because you can’t afford the satellite installation or you don’t have TV access? Good news! If you have a smart phone, tablet, iPad, you can download the free app. From there you can watch the live stream or choose from […]

Backyard Stations of the Cross

Backyard Stations of the Cross

    We are once again in the midst of Lent, and you may be feeling, like me, a strong desire to attend stations of the cross. Although, some times the demands of family life or husbands work schedules can make this near impossible. Being a mother is important and so is being available to […]

DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

    You may remember our Saint Bag Tags that featured Saints Thomas Aquinas, Benedict and Catherine of Alexandra, all of whom are patron saints of students. With another child off to school this year I added Saint Gemma Galgani to the mix and you can make one yourself, they’re the perfect project for a […]