I have added two more handwriting books to our little collection. You can find them below and here.
Holy Mother Church has dedicated the month of March to our dear Saint Joseph. So I've put together a handwriting book which includes the Litany to Saint Joseph, Prayer for Holy Purity, Prayer for a Happy Death, Ejaculations and Memorare to Saint Joseph. It is for those children who already know how to form their letters and can write in cursive. You can find it here. Feel free to print and use it for your own family. Saint Joseph, patron of the Univeral Church, pray for us!
The Litany of the Holy Name - handwriting practice.
"For which cause God also hath exalted Him, and hath given Him a Name which is above all names: That in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth." Phil 2: 9-10
This handwriting book can be found here.
In honor of our Guardian Angels I wish to share some handwriting sheets with various prayers to the Guardian Angels. You can find them under downloads - Catholic Homeschool - handwriting. Look under the month of October for a variety of Angel handwriting projects.
I have just added to our homeschool downloads another handwriting practice book. The Litany of Loreto or the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can find it here.
I am working on the Litany of the Sacred Heart, the Holy Name and St. Joseph, look for those to be uploaded soon.
In our house handwriting is everyone's favorite subject and my older children asked for more after they completed their course. So I came up with this book, "Handwriting With the Saints." All of the quotes are taken from "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church". It has an imprimatur of 1906. It is a free download available here. Below you can see a couple samples.
I am also working on another handwriting project for my older children. It will be a 4 volume set taken from the "Biblical Treasury of the Catechism." It has an imprimatur of 1899.
From the book itself:
This book is divided into thirty-seven lessons, four hundred twenty-one questions, numbered and ordered according to the lessons and questions of the Baltimore Catechism. It is an attempt to put in a comprehensive yet concise form the Scriptural proofs of Catholic doctrine, and is the result of much painstaking research.
Through the kind permission of the Bishop of Peoria, the text of the Catechism is introduced without abridgment. The questions and answers of the Catechism appear in bold face type as headings. The passages of Sacred Scripture that confirm the doctrine of the Catechism, or in some way bear upon the question, are placed underneath and are printed in a pleasing “old” type. For the references Arabic figures of “modern style,” made prominent enough to arrest the attention, have been selected.
The references are printed in the guise of fractions, and, if read as such, will be easily memorized.
The Bible text used in this compilation is that of Potter’s Approved Standard Douay Edition.
In itself this book is a thesis proving how ample is the Scriptural basis of Catholic belief.
The work is given to the public with the hope that it may be of very great value, not only to Catechumens and Converts and those outside of the fold who desire to see the Scriptural support of the old Faith, but also to all students and teachers of Catholic doctrine especially to Priests, Seminarians and Catechists, who have taken to heart the words of St. Paul: “Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
One could use it with a religion course from the Baltimore Catechism or on its own as handwriting practice. We hope to have it finished sometime in June, God willing. If any mistakes are found in any of my projects would you please be kind enough to bring it to my attention. Thank you and God bless you all!
We are working on another handwriting book which we hope to have finished in time for the start of the school year. It will have 35 lessons each containing a picture, story and handwriting practice. It is a simple Life of Our Lord for Little Catholic Children. We will be putting this on our site as a free PDF download as well as offering a printed version. If this is something you might think would work for printing practice as well please leave a comment on this post. We look forward to using this with our own children as well as sharing it with you. A few sample pages are shown below.
We are also going to be offering printed versions of our other handwriting books and our menu planner.
Holy Mother Church
has dedicated the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary
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