Another lovely story from the book, "Tom's Crucifix and Other Stories" can be found here. Oh, how I love the old stories with the Faith and Morals woven into them. There is much to be learned from them by this mother!
We've now added Angel of God handwriting, printing and copybooks here, as well as a copy book for the Our Father and Hail Mary. These books are keeping my little ones busy!
I have added to the site more writing books with the Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity as well as the Sign of the Cross. You can find those here. And an Angel of God one is in the works.
I had a lady request the ABC handwriting book as a copybook, so I've done that and you can find it here. I'm glad she thought of it because I can use it for my 4 year old. Thank you Jessica!
I had a request from a dear friend for the Our Father and Hail Mary as printing books, so I made those too and you can find them here. I'm also working on handwriting pages for the Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity as well as the Angel of God prayer.
A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stairs timidly.
"O Mother! take my hand," said she,
"And then the dark will be all light."
We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
And only when our hands we lay,
Dear Lord, in Thine, the night is day,
And there is darkness nevermore.
~JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER ~
“The conflict between the good and the wicked, in whose ever-tangled strands of human actions and motives history is woven, has seldom, if ever, been so acute as it is today.
“While on the one hand, no matter where we look out upon the world from this Vatican citadel, we are filled with admiration and joy at the sight of the good people resplendent with those virtues, which, particularly in the glorious fortitude of martyrs, recall the ages of Christianity: yet on the other, we are overcome by grief and anguish as we perceive the iniquity of the unrighteous reach a degree of impiety that is incredible and without parallel . . .
“Proud neglect and disdain of divine things…is the most pernicious source of all evils and at the present time is insidiously spreading its ravages almost all over the world like a virulent disease; it is producing evils without number, especially in those countries where a conspiracy has been formed against the Lord and His ‘Christ’ . . .
“It deprives man of God and thereby robs him of his spiritual dignity, makes him the ignoble tool of materialism and utterly destroys all traces of virtue, love, hope and beauty of soul within him. We speak of atheism or, rather, hatred of God . . .
“Let nothing give more concern to you . . . than battling to defend the name of God . . .
“Let us worship with the greatest earnestness and care God’s loving presence in the sanctuary of a clear conscience . . .
“Let memory be filled with His most sweet presence; let the intellect be enlightened, the souls rejoiced and the will strengthened to act with purity, energy and piety . . .
“And whoever is strong in faith and rich in the treasures of a religious life
should share these goods, as far as possible, with others . . .”
Pius XII Rome 12 February, 1949—on the occasion of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty’s sentence to life imprisonment by a Hungarian court.
We have added three little booklets to the Homeschool tab under the Children's Books sub page. You can find them here. They are very old, but lovely. Just right for the little ones.
We've finally added the Short Catechism of Church History tab as well as couple more little handwriting booklets in Catholic homeschool. The Children's Sermons is also up and ready. We hope you enjoy them. God bless you all!
I have added some "Book Report Forms" as well as some charts to record the books that children have read. A book called, "The Good Saint Fiachra" is available for download as a pdf.
A new prayer has been added to the 'Moms' tab for us moms who need all the help we can get and I need a lot.
I keep finding lots of things to share and have added a tab called "A little of this and a little of that" for all those things I don't know how to classify.
We have added our first 'Story of the Week' to the tab of the same name. "Tom's Crucifix," a very, very good read!
I read this story to my children at the end of our first day of school. It was truly wonderful! There was not a dry eye in the room. I teach an age group from 4 - 17 and they all enjoyed it with the exception of the 4 year old. It was a little too long for her. When I questioned my 6 year old after reading it, he was able to answer all the comprehension questions I asked him. So the aim of the book, as you will read in the preface, worked, for the children understood what I read.
Next Sunday we hope to start posting a children's sermon for each week of the Liturgical year.
We have added some chapters to the "My Catholic Faith" tab. We will continue to add more 'hopefully' daily. I say hopefully with much hope, believe me!
If you have never seen this catechism it is just lovely, a beautiful picture for every lesson. The lessons are short yet give a lot of information. I used this a couple years ago for my high school age children as their Religion course and they really enjoyed it. It stuck with them too a big, big plus:)
There are some Certificates of Completion in the Homeschool tab as well as a Report Card. I made these to use for my children when they completed the course of study that we planned for the year. There is one for each grade level from 1 - 12.
Note: If printing the report card, print page 1 on the first side of your paper (card stock works great), reinsert the paper and print page 2 on the other side. Then fold the paper in half and you have your report card.
I came across another little gem of a book with a quote for every day of the year. It has an imprimatur of 1919. The following is the dedication in the book:
TO OUR DEAR MOTHER
AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS I DEDICATE THIS LITTLE BOOK, BEGGING HER TO GRANT THAT IT MAY HELP SOME POOR SUFFERING HEARTS AND TEACH THEM TO OBTAIN THE FULL MERIT OF THEIR CROSSES BY UNITING THEM LOVINGLY TO THE SACRIFICE OF HER DIVINE SON.
The one below is for January 5th but after this I will share them on their correct day. I just loved this one:
"Do not fear the Cross. . . . Without it you cannot find Christ. With it you will find the help and consolation of His open Heart. Without Christ the cross is hard, dead, crushing wood. With Christ the Cross is strong as God, sweet as love, tender as a tear."
Father Kane, S.J.
I have just uploaded another file in our Coloring page tab with pictures that the little ones love. There are 11 different pictures in the file so be sure to scroll down to see them all or use the tile button. Enjoy!
We have added to the Catholic Homeschool page a St. Agnes coloring/story book. The book is for ages 8+. Enjoy!
We have also added a book list to the "Books We Have Enjoyed" page. We have many more yet to add.
A few more coloring pics have been added as well, St Michael being one of them.
On our home page you will see a tab with Sanctus Simplicitus on it. It is a direct link to my friend's lovely Catholic website. CeAnne has many, many wonderful helps for us Catholic homeschooling moms out there. So just click on that tab and enjoy the many treasures that you find.
Holy Mother Church
has dedicated the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary
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