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"Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap."—The Women Doctors of the Church by Colleen Pressprich Help your kids learn more about St. Hildegard in this NEW OSV Kids book! Preorder The Women Doctors of the Church here.
🎉 It's Mary's birthday! Mary was the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. From the moment her life began, she was without sin. Today she is our mother and queen, reigning in heaven. FUN ACTIVITY from Nancy Bandzuch of Catholic Sprouts: Throw a birthday party for Mary with your kids! Blow up some balloons, make a cake, and sing “Happy Birthday” to Mary.
Time to buckle down and get back to work. Here are three ways to get back in the swing of a new school year: • Take a moment on Sunday night to talk about ways you can make school mornings run smoothly. Ask for God's guidance in following his Son, Jesus, each and every day. • Put a note in your child's lunchbox with a message of love and support. • Establish good study habits early by setting a timer for 30 minutes. Encourage kids to focus with no media interruptions during that time.
💥 God’s Superheroes highlights three dozen amazing Catholic men! The men in this book were brave and bold in their Catholic faith. Whether as fathers, priests, or teenaged boys, they stood against evil and made a difference. God even gave some of them 'superpowers.' By God's grace, they could fly in the air, or foretell the future, or cure the sick! God gave them and sacrificed to change the world for the better. They are still champions for good today, and these are their stories.
Pope Francis declared the 4th Sunday of July a special day to honor the elderly in our lives, and today is the feast day of Jesus's grandparents, Joachim and Anne. Download our FREE spiritual bouquet for your kids to give their grandparents! Grandparents are some of the best playmates! Today, consider having your children call their grandparents and ask them to share a special story with them from their childhood.
Today is the feast of St. Anna Wang. She was a hard-working teenager who stood bravely for her Catholic Faith in the face of certain death and inspired her companions and the world. Let's ask for her intercession today that we may say to the nations, “The door to heaven is open for all!” Image: From the book, God's Superheroes: Amazing Catholic Women
Help your kids get more involved in their Catholic faith! Sign your family up for OSV Kids magazine! OSV Kids is a monthly magazine designed to help children ages 2-6 fall in love with their Catholic Faith. It's a one-of-a-kind Catholic publication that helps families enhance their domestic churches. Living the Faith is easy with OSV Kids magazine!
In this book from the Teeny Tiny Theology series, children are introduced to the Trinity. God is one divine nature and exists in three persons — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Click to read more about this book and the rest of the books in the series!
Let us celebrate the joyous day when Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth. Both women were pregnant under unusual circumstances and celebrated together. At their meeting, John the Baptist leaped in the womb of Elizabeth, and she blessed Mary and her baby. Mary responds with the famous Magnificat: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant."
After Jesus ascended into heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit down upon the Apostles and Mary. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles traveled the world telling everyone about Jesus and baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. OSV Kids magazine helps kids get familiar with Jesus' life! Colorful illustrations (this one from https://www.instagram.com/schluenderfritz/) bring events like the Ascension to their level.
God wants each of us to have an intimate relationship with him. Adoring and receiving Him in the Eucharist is the best way to grow that relationship. In order to help your family enter into a better understanding of the Real Presence, OSV Kids has produced a special issue centered on the Eucharist. This issue offers great conversation starters on the Real Presence and helps us understand the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Look for more information about this special issue!
Happy Birthday, Pope Saint John Paul II! St. John Paul II had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. Every day he prayed all the mysteries of the Rosary. He even created what was then a new set of mysteries, known as the Luminous Mysteries. John Paul II taught the faithful that through Mary and the Rosary we come to know Jesus better. His example inspired many people, including Pope Francis!
During the month of May, Catholics honor Mary as the queen of heaven with crowns of flowers. Kids often place flowers next to a statue of Mary or place a crown of flowers on her head. Complete this craft to honor Mary with a flower crown you make yourself! Here's a link to download the printable craft: https://osvkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/MAYActivity_online.pdf