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Does Praying the Rosary with Kids Count?

I always imagined that a “family rosary” would be a time of quiet reflection and orderly prayer right before bedtime. Well, it does happen right before bedtime but the rest I don't think has ever been achieved. To start, I should explain that we have six kids. Our oldest turned seven in March. Our youngest is 2 months. To avoid …

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Monthly Catholic Devotions of the Church Year

Each month of the year is dedicated to a particular devotion within the Catholic faith; the dedication of each month is based on historical events or a particular aspect of the liturgical calendar, or a combination of the two. These monthly Catholic devotions do not line up exactly with the time frame of the liturgical calendar, since they are fixed …

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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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