The Year and Our Children

Catholic Family Celebrations For Every Season

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Celebrate the Faith with your kids — all year round!

For over half a century, Catholic families have treasured the practical piety and homespun wisdom of Mary Reed Newland’s classic of domestic spirituality, The Year and Our Children. With this new edition, no longer will you have to search for worn, dusty copies to enjoy Newland’s faithful insights, gentle lessons, and delightful stories. They’re all here, and ready to be shared with your family or homeschooling group. Here, too, you’ll find all the prayers, crafts, family activities, litanies, and recipes that will help make your children ever-mindful of the beautiful rhythm of the Church calendar.

Learn how to make an Advent wreath — and how to make it more than just a pretty ornament. Teach your children about the real Santa (the one who was a bishop) and how to celebrate all twelve days of Christmas, giving them a holy wonder that will continue long after all the presents have been opened and the wrapping thrown away.

When Lent comes, read Newland’s simple secrets to helping your kids embrace their sacrifices with enthusiasm. Then, let her show you how to make your home a place where Holy Week and Easter are duly treated as the highest, holiest days of all the year.

She’ll teach you ways to reclaim All Souls’ and All Saints’ from the popular occultism of modern Halloween. She’ll also show you why Church tradition accords special meaning to certain foods, colors, and symbols, and how these add to the incarnational character of Catholic spirituality — allowing children to experience the Faith through sight, smell, touch, and taste.

Mary Reed Newland wrote numerous beloved books for Catholic families, but The Year and Our Children is her undisputed masterpiece. Read it, cherish it, share it, put it into practice — and give your kids the gift of a fully lived faith, every day and in every season.

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  • Pages: 352
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-27-2
  • Product Code: 272
  • Availability: In Stock
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Helpful for all
This book is great for everyone, not just your children. It helped me to remember why we as Catholics do some of the family rituals that we do. A great way for new Catholics to learn and grow with their children too!
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Essential resource
I bought this book a couple of years ago, and I am so glad I have it. The feasts and prayers are traditional, the stories are delightful, and the author has a simple way of incorporating the Catholic celebrations into everyday life. I admire how she used what they had (very little) to make the most of crafts and feasts. The explanations of the feasts and stories of the saints and history of the celebrations help me understand the liturgical year (and my Faith!) better. This is not a simple book with craft and activities, but a spiritual guide to the year with the Church with practical and prayerful ways to incorporate our Faith into our homes.
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Rebuild Catholic Culture
This is an excellent guide book to rebuilding the Catholic culture in your family. It introduces many feasts and then offers ways in which the author's family has celebrated them. This book was very helpful in my ongoing quest to center my family around the Faith. Throw out the TV, read great Catholic stories, celebrate the feast days. Your children and spouse will love the cohesion and beauty this brings to them.
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The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season
This book is great for everyone, not just your children. It helped me to remember why we as catholics do some of the family rituals that we do. A great way for new catholics to learn and grow with their children too!
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Great Resource for Catholic families
I have enjoyed adding this newly released edition of Mary Reed Newland's work to my family library. The book walks readers through the liturgical calendar, suggesting activities, projects, devotional practices, and prayers to accompany Catholic families as they celebrate the course of the Catholic year from Advent through Thanksgiving. The book contains many wonderful ideas and traditions for celebrating the faith as a family.
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