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Amanda Sloan

Amanda Sloan is a Colorado native who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, with minors in Psychology and Philosophy. After spending over six years in parish ministry as a youth minister and Director of Faith Formation, she is now a freelance writer and stays home with her daughter. Amanda and her husband, Anthony, live in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Her blog can be found at worthyofAgape.com.

Living the Easter Season with Your Family

Living Easter with Your Family

So often our world seems to cut our joyous holidays short or misunderstand the meaning of the season. During Advent, stores and commercials build up the holiday hype of Christmas, but the day after Christmas everything is marked down and pushed away. Meanwhile, Catholics spend Advent preparing, with eager anticipation, for Christ’s birth on Christmas. Christmas day comes and we continue the celebration through the Epiphany (January 6th) or even through the Presentation (February 2nd).

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Reclaiming Liturgical Days: St. Patrick’s Day

There are a number of well known holidays that have their roots in our rich Catholic faith. Many of these holidays are celebrated differently in our modern day culture than the true Catholic roots would suggest they be celebrated or honored. St. Patrick's Day is one such holiday. While St. Patrick's Day is most well-known in our current culture for a day of drinking and frivolity, that is most certainly not the true importance of the day. As we form our families and raise our children, let us do our best to reclaim these important Catholic days and return them to their original glory.

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Holy Week for Holy Families – Growing in Grace

Holy Week - Holy Families

Holy Week can often be an overwhelming time for families, especially as they prepare for Easter festivities. However, it is important not to gloss over Holy Week, especially the Triduum. While some liturgies – in length or depth – may be difficult for small families to attend, there are still other ways to experience Holy Week as a family.

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Four Tips to making your home more Catholic this year

Four Tips to making your home more Catholic this year

As the new year begins, people almost can't help but make resolutions. We want to lose weight, eat healthier, sleep more, take a vacation and the like. But what about resolutions for your prayer life, whether individually or as a family? Too often we can become focused on the external changes we want to make while neglecting our own spiritual growth. Below you'll find some ideas on how to deepen your prayer life both individually and as a family.

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