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This is my self-chosen patron saint, Teresa of Avila. I admire and love this doctor of the church and founder of the discalced Carmelites tremendously. I dedicate this blog to her. Thank you for joining me for Advent season. I usually don't publish on this blog until September. May the Lord bless you in this Christmastide and through the entire liturgical year. For more about Catholicism, faith, Holy Days, Sacraments, saints, Jesus, Our Lady, please visit me at Catholic Activities. For lenten devotions, please visit my Lent Activities blog. Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam.

Emotional Health Help for Holiday Blues

Emotional Coping Skills for Holiday Blues The holidays are a time of cheer and goodwill toward men. For some folks. For other people, the holiday season aggravates bouts of grief, loneliness and anxiety. Negative experiences and emotions can be more difficult at Christmas. It It seems to hit elderly, shut in, disabled and those in bereavement worse. One of the best ways to beat the holiday blues is to return to our faith roots. Our Lord is always there, waiting, in the Blessed Sacrament. Doing works of charity helps too. coping with Christmas blues

Best Christmas Gifts for Kids Missions, Children's Charities

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Kids Missions, Children's Charities
During Advent, many churches and social organizations sponser toy drives. Here is a list of toys to avoid giving, issues to consider in charitable gift-giving along with age-appropriate gifts for children in any country, climate or culture. Gift suggestions that work well for anonymous giving. Can't afford a gift? The best gift you can give is the gift of yourself--your time and talent. Contact the organizations listed to find out how you can help. Disabled or homebound? There are lots of opportunities for you--blogging, phone calls, mailing, emails and best of all prayer. Read More

Free printable nativity scenes and manger scenes and creche sets

Free Printable Nativity Scene, Creche, Manger Scenes for Advent, Christmas During Advent we prepare our hearts for the Advent (coming) of Jesus. We set out Advent wreaths, calendars and Nativity sets, also called the creche, presepio, manger scene or nacimiento. Here are free printable nativity scenes. free printable nativity scenes

Free Printable St Lucia Day Crafts and Activities for Advent

Free Printable St Lucia Day Activities Advent is the period of preparation for Christmas. Several special feast days fall during Advent: December 6- St. Nicholas, December 12-Our Lady of Guadalupe and December 13- St. Lucia. Here are free printable activities for St. Lucia Day. free St Lucia Day printables

Free Printable Advent Games, Crafts, Lessons, Activities

Free Printable Advent Games, Crafts and Activities Advent 2012 will began Sunday, December 2. For four weeks, catholic, Orthodox and Coptic Christians (and some protestant churches) follow this lesser penitential season. We prepare our hearts for the coming (Advent) of Jesus. Here are free printable Advent coloring, puzzles, crafts, calendars, wreaths and activities to celebrate the season. free printable advent games

Free Printable Our Lady of Guadalupe Activities

Free Printable Our Lady of Guadalupe Activities and Lesson plans December 12 marks the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico and the Americas. Our Lady appeared to Blessed Juan Diego in 1531. Here are free printable activities to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. printable our lady of Guadalupe crafts

Free Printable Catholic Saints Coloring Pages

Free Printable Catholic Saints Coloring Pages December 2 marks the first Sunday of Advent 2012. Use these free printable activities to explore Catholic, Orthodox and Coptic Christian saints, holy days, Advent and Christmas.  free printable Catholic saints coloring pages

Free Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments--Color,Cut, Paste Ornaments

Free Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments Coloring, Ornaments and Activities root shall spring up from the stump of Jesse's lineage'. This Bible passage foretells the birth of the Messiah. During Advent, symbols are hung on the Jesse Tree to represent the story of Jesus. For free printable Jesse Tree. free printable Jesse Tree ornaments

Free Printable Our Lady of Guadalupe Lesson Plans

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Lesson Plans, Celebration Guide
December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Roman Catholic liturgical year. Here are some lesson ideas to use, including crafts, devotions, recipes, foods, prayers and activities. Read More


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