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All Saints’ Day Party: A Family Affair

By Monique Sammut | October 16, 2017



What is an All Saints’ Day Party? An All Saints’ Day Party is an opportunity for families to gather together to celebrate the lives of the Saints while enjoying games, food, and fellowship.  Simply put, it’s a Catholic “Halloween” party.  The name Halloween originally came from All Hallows’ or All Saints’ Eve – The Eve … Continue reading “All Saints’ Day Party: A Family Affair”

100th Anniversary of Fatima

By Theresa | October 13, 2017



Today we celebrate the incredible 100th Anniversary of Fatima and the miracle of the sun! I love the story of Fatima and the Blessed Mother appearing to the three children. Jacinta and Francisco are now both saints!! We’ve got special short stories and coloring sheets to celebrate today! Our Lady of Fatima          … Continue reading “100th Anniversary of Fatima”

A Short History of the Rosary

By Monique Sammut |



The Month of the Rosary October is a busy month.  Fall is making its presence known, school is in full swing, and All Saints Day is fast approaching.  However, in the Catholic calendar, October is the month of the Rosary.  More specifically, October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. And this … Continue reading “A Short History of the Rosary”

A Feast for All Time – Our Lady of the Rosary

By Monique Sammut |



The month of October is a powerful time to draw close to Our Blessed Mother by praying the Rosary.  She loves it when we draw near to her in trust.  Praying the Rosary is similar to small children reaching up to hold the hand of their mother in complete trust. During her lifetime, Mother Teresa … Continue reading “A Feast for All Time – Our Lady of the Rosary”

The Rosary, a Weapon for These Times!

By Monique Sammut |



“The rosary is the weapon for these times.” These words spoken by Saint Padre Pio ring true in every age.  The Rosary is a powerful weapon in our times just as it was in his.  The simplicity and repetitiveness of the Rosary do not take away the power it contains. When Our Lady of Fatima … Continue reading “The Rosary, a Weapon for These Times!”

The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together

By Monique Sammut |



The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together Praying the Rosary as a family is a highly encouraged practice.  When children are young, there is a prayer parents can pray for their children after each decade: With this Rosary I bind my children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for her guidance and protection. Children can learn … Continue reading “The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together”

Our Lady of the Rosary: Our Refuge and Hope

By Monique Sammut | October 10, 2017



The Month of the Rosary October is a busy month.  Fall is making its presence known, school is in full swing, and Halloween is fast approaching.  However, in the Catholic calendar, October is the month of the Rosary.  More specifically, October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. However – what do … Continue reading “Our Lady of the Rosary: Our Refuge and Hope”

Sacrifice Beads: Small Acts of Love

By Monique Sammut | September 30, 2017



Sacrifice Beads: A Little Way to Heaven Sacrifice Beads are a simple and easy way help children learn to offer up their smallest deeds for love of God.  Saint Therese saw every little deed of hers as a staircase by which she could “climb” to Heaven – one small step at a time.  God accepts … Continue reading “Sacrifice Beads: Small Acts of Love”

Saint Therese of Lisieux: God’s Little Flower

By Monique Sammut | September 28, 2017



Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Early Years Saint Therese of Lisieux was born Marie Francois Therese Martin on January 2, 1873 in Alencon, France.  She was the youngest of nine children, but only five girls survived into adulthood: Marie, Pauline, Leonie, Celine, and Therese.  Her parents are Saints Louis and Zelie Martin. Therese was spoiled, … Continue reading “Saint Therese of Lisieux: God’s Little Flower”

Crash Course on the Archangels

By Monique Sammut | September 21, 2017



The Feast of the Archangels – Our Heavenly Friends September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels.  This is a special day on which we remember three angels who are powerful with God.  What distinguishes an archangel from an angel?  In Heaven, there are nine choirs of angels and the archangels are members of the … Continue reading “Crash Course on the Archangels”