2024 Printable Liturgical Calendar For Catholics (Free!)

I am so excited to bring you this beautiful Catholic Icing liturgical calendar! It's printable, and it's the perfect calendar for any Catholic mom trying to live the liturgical year at home. The colors, watercolor flowers, and beautiful lettering make this a beautiful calendar to use throughout your year. I'm going to tell you all the reasons why this is the perfect printable liturgical calendar … [Read more...]

First Holy Communion Curriculum For Homeschool

In the longest ongoing project ever in Catholic Icing history, I finally present to you Meeting Jesus in the Eucharist, a First Holy Communion preparation curriculum for Catholic homeschool families. This is the most beautiful and complete product that Catholic Icing has ever released.  I have been working on this program with my friend and co-author Theresa Schlenz since our oldest children … [Read more...]

30 Days Of Mary: August 15 – September 15

Have you heard of the 30 Days Of Mary? I'm not talking about May, which is the month of Mary, I'm talking about August 15- September 15. This time begins with the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary on August 15 and ends with the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15 with plenty of Marian feast days in between. This is also known as Frauendreissiger in Germany, or Our Lady's Herb Day in … [Read more...]

Byzantine Jesse Tree (Free Printable Ornaments!)

The Jesse Tree is a beautiful Advent tradition that many Christian families take part in each year to prepare for the birth of Christ at Christmas. For Catholics of the Byzantine Rite , the “Advent” period of preparation before the celebration of the Birth of Jesus is 40 days long, and begins on November 15 th every year. It is known as the “Nativity Fast,” or “Philip’s Fast,” because it begins … [Read more...]

Our Lady Of Las Lajas Coloring Page And Art Cards

The story of Our Lady of Las Lajas comes from the South American country of Colombia. It is a beautiful and fascinating story, full of miracles! This feast day is celebrated each year on September 16. You can read the story of Our Lady of Las Lajas here. There are many ways to celebrate this feast day, but today I would like to share with you hit pack with Our Lady of Las Lajas coloring pages and … [Read more...]

The Story Of Our Lady Of Las Lajas

I just love learning Mary stories from around the world in all different cultures! I think when it comes to Latin Marian apparitions, often people know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but none of the others.  This well known title of Our Lady from Latin America, Our Lady of Los Lajas (pronunciation here) comes with an amazing story, sure to captivate you and your children! In Spanish, she … [Read more...]

7 Sorrows Of Mary Crafts And Activities

The 7 Sorrows of Mary is a beautiful devotion, and the month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. These are also traditionally remembered during the season of Lent. In the 7 Sorrows of Mary, we remember the 7 great sorrows that Mary endured as a mother during the life of Jesus. I have many crafts and activities to help teach kids about Our Lady of Sorrows, as well as some beautiful … [Read more...]

Catholic ABCs The Course

Catholic ABC's is now a full online curriculum for preschool and kindergarten! It is launching on August 8th 2022, and from now through August 8th you can save $20 by signing up early! This curriculum is like... 10 steps up from what it has been in the past and I can't wait to tell you everything that's included. I am so so so excited about this fully Catholic preschool and kindergarten … [Read more...]

Easter Symbols For Kids (And A Free Printable!)

There are so many beautiful Easter symbols that are around in the Spring, and you might not even be recognizing all of them! Today we are going to take a look at Easter symbols for kids, what these include, and how many of the things you're used to seeing during springtime actually point back to Jesus. These symbols are perfect for teaching Catholic kids but also Christian kids of any … [Read more...]

How To Make Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs (For Beginners!)

Today we have a step by step picture tutorial for starting with pysanky egg decorating! This is perfect for Pascha (or Easter). Beginning with something like this can be intimidating if you don't understand the process, but this post is full of tips and tricks for beginners so you can be successful right away! We will cover the supplies you need for pysanky eggs, what kind of eggs to use, what … [Read more...]