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Brother Francis Lent Meditations #3: A Time to Wash Someone's Feet

Brother Francis Lent Meditations #3: A Time to Wash Someone's Feet

Every weekend this month we are posting a new Lent Meditation with Brother Francis. These meditations are part of a brand new Lent episode that is being worked on right now and will be available late 2021 or early 2022! We hope you and your family enjoy this sneak peek!

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Celebrating Holy Week with Young Children

Celebrating Holy Week with Young Children

by Lindsay Schlegel

Children are captivated by the rhythms of the liturgical season. The anticipation, the feasting, the colors, and the music all speak to something deep at the core of being human. During Holy Week, perhaps more than any other time of year, the example we set as parents is key as we form our children in the Faith.  

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

By Anne Metz

Did you know Pope Francis declared 2021 the “Year of St. Joseph?” Did you also know that St. Joseph’s Feast Day is March 19th? This is the perfect time to learn more about St. Joseph as a family, and we have some fun, creative ways for you to do just that! Learn about St. Joe using the 5 senses! These activities not only help your family learn about the stepfather of Jesus, but also help little ones learn about the 5 senses.

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Brother Francis Lent Meditations #2 - A Time to Give Things Up

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Brother Francis Lent Meditations #2 - A Time to Give Things Up

We have another Lent meditation from Brother Francis for you and your kiddos! These meditations are part of a new Brother Francis Lent episode, which is currently in production and will be available early next year! These will stay available until the end of this month, so feel free to share or come back and view it again! 

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Teaching Our Children to Love Lent

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Teaching Our Children to Love Lent

By Desiree Hausam

As Lent comes around this year, I am thinking hard about preparing my kids for this season. 

The lessons and the opportunities of Lent are something that, in the busy whirl of family life, is easy for me to gloss over. I’m not proud of that, but it’s my reality right now.

But, I was struck by our priest’s homily the other day with a reminder of how profoundly important it is to lean into this special season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It’s critical that we teach our kids to love Lent and how it teaches us to turn away from the world, even from things that are otherwise good, for the sake of learning to love our Savior better. The prayers and the sacrifices that we and our kids lift up matter. 

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