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Memorizing Scripture with Your Kids (Why + Where to Start)

Memorizing Scripture with Your Kids (Why + Where to Start)
Just as we sit around the campfire and tell stories we have heard and memorized, we can do the same with Scripture! Just as one would recite a poem or story aloud, we should be able to recite God's Word. We memorize the multiplication tables, simple addition problems, and the metrics system. Wouldn't it make sense then, as Catholics, to include Scripture memorization with the other things we encourage our children to commit to memory?  Continue reading

15 Catholic Chapter Books that will Captivate Your Budding Reader

15 Catholic Chapter Books that will Captivate Your Budding Reader
Finding suitable chapter books for budding readers can be hard, especially if you're trying to find a good religious read! This post will help your child on their journey as a reader. With bigger words, more detailed plot lines, and full chapters, these are perfect when your child has outgrown easy readers and is ready for the next level. Continue reading

When the Baby *is* the Catechesis

When the Baby *is* the Catechesis
In these moments I am tempted toward frustration or discouragement, the needs I believe bumping up against the needs I perceive. Babies (and toddlers) are a blessing that bring with them enormous joy... and interruption. If you have older children in the home, these interruptions can seem to be an obstacle to your efforts to teach and instruct the older child(ren). Continue reading

Level Two Book List

Level Two Book List
The complete book list for Into the Deep: Level Two. These books are completely optional and are not necessary to use the resource. If you want to extend the catechesis by reading living picture books and chapter books that touch on the story or theme from particular lessons, these are for you! Continue reading

The Importance of Sacred Art in Catechesis

The Importance of Sacred Art in Catechesis
Since the beginning of time, art has been employed by all cultures as a means to express themselves. In the history of the Catholic Church, art has always been a contributing factor in catechetical formation. Sacred art expresses some Truth about the Faith in picture form. The Nativity scene, for example, can be described verbally, but when it is captured in a beautiful picture, frozen in one moment for all time, it has a profound impact on the human mind and heart. Continue reading

Catholic Picture Books for June

Catholic Picture Books for June

June has a number of liturgical feasts, the most notable being the feast of Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This month also features the feast day of Saint Antony of Padua! Grab a glass of lemonade and head outside with these Catholic picture books for June!

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Catholic Picture Books for May

Catholic Picture Books for May
May is a month dedicated to Our Lady. It's also a month in which many children receive their First Communion. So warm up those library cards and get those baskets ready because Catholic picture books for May are beautiful! Continue reading

Into the Deep: Level One Book List

Into the Deep: Level One Book List
The complete book list for Into the Deep Level One. These books are completely optional and are not necessary to use the resource. If you want to extend the catechesis by reading living picture books and chapter books that touch on the story or theme from particular lessons, these are for you! Continue reading
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