~ Catholic Businesses ~
|Immaculata DesignsReclaim Your Catholic Identity with Heirloom Wire Wrapped Rosaries, Chaplets and Religioius Jewelry.
“I believe in restoring our Catholic Identity in a culture that has lost its way. I am passionate about helping you to be reunited with your heavenly family by experiencing the amazing treasures that exist in the Catholic Faith. These treasures are a fountain of God’s grace waiting to be unleashed in your life to fight against modern temptations, heal the wounds of your soul and bring you everlasting peace. I handcraft high quality heirloom rosaries, chaplets and religious jewelry that incorporates the best of these treasures into truly beautiful designs that will tell everyone who you are. You have no time to lose, reclaim your identity.”
|Jacob’s Toy BoxA home-based, Catholic, family business offering delightful, handmade religious dolls(there’s a priest with awesome Traditional vestments!), sweet little girl dolls, and neat story books to go along with the religious dolls. Click on over to check them out!
“As a small, home-based business in the heart of America, I am dedicated to hand making high quality toys. My goal is to inspire in children a love for creative and imaginative play.”
|Nazareth FarmsProviding families with their awesome Organic “Saintly Soaps”, Handmade Rosaries, Eggs, Produce, Grass Fed Lamb, and More!|
~ Traditional Catholic ~
|Institute of Christ the King Sovereign PriestThe Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right whose goal is the honor of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls. Its specific aim is missionary: to spread the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ in all spheres of human life. Our work is carried out under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception, to Whom the Institute is consecrated.
Recognizing the importance of a deep harmony between faith, liturgy, life, and the power of beauty in attracting the human senses to the things above, an integral part of the Institute’s charism is the use of the traditional Latin Liturgy of 1962 for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments. Great care for a solemn liturgy, complete fidelity to the doctrine of the Church and the Holy Father, and awareness of the central role of Grace, especially Charity – these are essential elements of the Institute’s spirituality, which is drawn from its three co-patrons, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis de Sales. Our motto, taken from St. Paul, is “Live the truth in charity.”
|The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.
The Fraternity’s priests serve the faithful – under the direction of their bishop and within the terms of the Fraternity’s own constitutions – in its various apostolates in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain , Nigeria and Benin. In the world, the priests of the Fraternity live in small communities and work to spread the Gospel by means of preaching, catechesis, youth education (scout troops, schools), and organizing pilgrimages and retreats, etc. With the full approval of the Holy See and the permission of local bishops, the priests provide a full sacramental life for the faithful, administered according to the liturgical books of 1962.
||Fish EatersAn excellent source for Traditional Catholic info!
“The purpose of this site is to bring souls to the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church — the Church headed by Christ and built on the rock of St. Peter, the Church against which the gates of Hell will never prevail. Fish Eaters strives to do this by showing Protestants the errors of Protestantism and by teaching Catholics to recognize what is and isn’t Catholic. Fish Eaters wishes to inspire Catholics to do all in their power:
~to fight to preserve the traditional Mass and all the other traditional Sacramental rites
~to learn, teach, and guard every last drop of the Faith in the same way that Catholics have learned, taught, and guarded it for two millennia
~to practice traditional devotions and popular customs that have always served to build strong Catholic families and communities, and to keep us all close to Christ
Further, the site has as its purpose teaching Catholics how to practice Catholicism in the traditional way. The For Catholics section focuses on the whys of traditional Catholicism; the Being Catholic section teaches the hows. This site’s instructions are based on the 1962 calendar and Missal used by most traditional priestly fraternities, such as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. This site itself avoids debate between priestly fraternities with regard to the wisdom (or lack thereof) of worshipping outside ordinary diocesan structures, leaving such topics to the discussion forum where all — Catholic or non-Catholic — who respect the rules of the forum, and who can respect each other, are welcome. Though traditional Catholicism is less a “movement” than a “staying where you are,” I strive to make this site what “The Revealer,” a publication of the New York University Department of Journalism and New York University’s Center for Religion and Media, says it is: ‘an excellent introduction to the ‘traditionalist’ Catholic movement.’ “
~ Catholic Blogs ~
|Catholic InspiredA great blog with amazing fun Faith-centered crafts, to inspire your family in living the Catholic Faith in the domestic church.
“An On-line Retreat for the WHOLE family! Faith-centered articles, crafts, and activities for your family to do together, so you may all grow in love and understanding of the Lord.”
|Pondered In My HeartA lovely blog highlighting the homeschooling life of a really neat family, Faith lived in the day-to-day, and their precious special-needs daughter, Eliza Faustina, who has taught them the gift of a child with Down’s Syndrome.
“Life in a Catholic, creative, special needs, homeschooling family of nine. This is my place to share all these things I treasure, and ponder in my heart …”
|Shower of RosesA lovely blog with Catholic crafts, activities, and a peek into the homeschooling life of a lovely Catholic family. One can’t help but be inspired and touched when you visit her blog!
“My name is Jessica. I am a Roman Catholic Wife and Home-Educating Mother to our 7 children, plus 2 in heaven. I was Home Educated myself, along with my 11 younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings–the beautiful Shower of Roses that she has sent my way! Here I will share a few of the blessings I treasure, as well as other thoughts about home educating, mothering and just life in general! Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.”
|Wildflowers and MarblesOne of my favorite blogs. This dear friend has such a flair for beauty and practicality all mixed into one. One of the dearest people you’ll meet. Here you’ll learn about different aspects of homeschooling, how to beautify even the simple things in life, and some practical and handy tips along the way, too.
“I’m a Catholic mother of 4 wonderful children homeschooling in the foothills of North Alabama. In coming up with a name for this blog we tossed around several eloquent ideas…thing’s like…Jen’s blog. As we were brainstorming, I thought of my day. The children always bring me fistfuls of wildflowers from outside, and I had once again washed a pocketful of marbles that had been tucked inside my oldest son’s pockets. Wildflowers and Marbles. My days are spent joyfully collecting these treasures and I write about them here.”
~ Catholic Homeschooling ~
|Catholic Heritage CurriculaGathering from the wisdom and experience of homeschoolers living in all parts of the world, CHC has developed a gentle, flexible approach to academics that avoids ‘burnout,’ and instead lays a joyful foundation, resulting in children who achieve at and above grade level. CHC’s lesson plans and materials are constructed to allow maximum choice and flexibility to fit your student, while at the same time providing a complete education. CHC’s educational program is absolutely faithful to the Magisterium, low in cost, solidly academic, but easily taught at home.
Academic Excellence ~ Catholicity ~ Gentility
Simplicity ~ Flexibility ~ Affordability
|Our Lady of Victory SchoolAt Our Lady of Victory School, we believe that there is only one philosophy of education: the touchstone of Magisterial teaching of Holy Mother Church. We began offering home study courses in 1977 based completely on traditional Catholic teaching.
From the beginning, OLVS stressed Religion as the common thread throughout the curriculum, with an accent on the history of the Church. We have also emphasized the importance of good Catholic literature, and we are revising our Music program to teach young children the appreciation of Folk, Classical, and Sacred Music, including polyphony and chant.
OLVS believes that the safest road for our Faith to travel is that road which was gloriously traveled by the saints and the holy popes of our Church for over 1900 years. Therefore, you will find us supporting only the Latin Tridentine Mass, as promulgated by Pope St. Pius V.
|Seton Home Study SchoolSeton Home Study School is an accredited Catholic home schooling apostolate under the Roman Catholic bishop of Arlington, Virginia. We provide curricula, materials, grading, counseling, record-keeping, online testing, standardized testing, and other services, including personalized online assignment management.|
|4Real Forum4Real Forum provides peer support for Catholic parent home educators committed to nurturing learning in a Catholic family atmosphere. We support families who design their own course of home studies, be it in whole or part. We emphasize the Church’s Liturgical Year, living books, nature, beauty in art, music, and natural methods of learning. 4Real has its roots in a Catholic Charlotte Mason Yahoo group and has grown by providing a welcome to like-minded parents, especially those who are new to home education (homeschooling) or the Catholic faith. 4Real hopes to continue its ministry emphasizing ‘Living Learning’ discussions that are rich in ideas, gratifying, inspiring, and encourage creativity. This do-it-yourself desire will be further supported by ‘Home as Haven’ chats. We are closed Sundays and other special days.
We warmly invite you to join us in participating in this community. Grab a cup of tea and read more About Us.
|Love God, Serve God; everything is in that.
– St. Clare of Assisi