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Many people make soft pretzels for Lent. Here is an easy recipe that the kids can do!
Have fun creating them, and enjoy!!
Our Jewish brothers and sisters are celebrating Purim this week, and we thought it might be nice to remember this beautiful saint that we both honor and love. Her example of truly stepping out in faith and trusting in God literally saved her people. May her example of faith and perseverence live on in us!
In a Lenten galaxy far, far away...
A week ago, we were able to get the original Teen Take Team together again to shoot a fun taste test challenge! The idea? To taste meat-replacements for Fridays in Lent from different fast-food restaurants! And, they had to do it blindfolded!
Each contestant had to guess not only what they were eating, but the fast food place that it came from. We learned a LOT from this challenge (especially in learning where to get the best deals!)
We hope you have fun watching too!
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. This is very appropriate for me as I have been working on reading the incredible book that discusses the validity and historical proofs of the original 4 Gospels: The Case of Jesus, by Brant Pitre.
I HIGHLY recommend reading this book!!!!! For such an incredibly thorough and historically accurate work, I am truly amazed at how well Pitre presents it in such an easy-to-read and layman manner. Through this book so far, I have found even more substantiation in the fact that the early Church regarded St. Peter as their head leader (although this was never a point to be made in the book), confirming his special role that he was given directly from Christ Himself.
Very good timing as I stop to think about today's feast day and the role that the Papacy has in our lives!
Here is a quick video with some fun facts and a pop quiz on our Popes!
How many answers do YOU know??
Here is a beautiful craft that really stands out as a focal piece in your room! It is also a fantastic way to remind us to "prepare the way" for the coming of the Resurrection.
Any concerns about working with aluminum foil tape? Well, don't worry! This video literally takes you step-by-step through the process of making a gorgeous piece of "metal" art!
Ok...here they are! #vLent 4 and 5!
Ever wonder what a moneybag has to do with Lent? Where do ashes come from? And why do so many Catholics make pretzels?? This quick video will explain it all...in only 2 1/2 minutes!! Test your knowledge of these intriguing symbols of Lent!
Everyone loves Saint Peter, our first pope! Here is a great tutorial on how to make a wonderful tribute to him in the form of an adorable Saint charm to add to your collection!
Looking for a super easy, yet beautiful Lenten craft? How about one that daily reminds you of the effect that our daily sacrificing is doing to our souls?
If so, you've got to try this unique craft idea! Making homemade Lenten soap can be a wonderful addition to your Lenten practices, and a great family activity. When you watch the video, however, be sure to stay tuned to the end! We have provided some hard-learned tips to make your project a little easier!
Lent should be an amazing time of self-discovery, deeper spiritual fruits, and associating ourselves more closely with our Savior.
BUT...there are times when our concupiscence gets in the way!!
Here is a cute video that shows us how we shouldn't act during Lent. Do any of the scenarios carry any vague familiarity??
Please ignore a few audio issues with the video. We realized during editing that one of our connections between the mic and the camera must have been loose because there was a lovely high-pitched noise that rudely intruded the scene! We did our best with our editing tools to lower it, but the quality of the audio does suffer for it.
God be with all of you!!!
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