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 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....
|Title||:||The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season|
|Publisher||:||Sophia Institute Press July 10, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||593 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season Reviews
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.
Any Parents who want to enrich their children's lives in Faith should read and reread Mary Reed Newland's Books
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!
Great book! I began to read the book and saw in the first few pages how useful it will be. I think it will be a great way to help my children live their faith each day and also love it.
Wonderful history and traditions of the Catholic Faith
I was looking for more of a how-to I guess.
I recently had the opportunity to read Mary Reed Newland's The Year & Our Children. The book walks you through the liturgical year, starting with Advent and progresses chronologically through the major and popular feast days and seasons. The book offers a litany of suggestions for how you can help your child celebrate the Church year at home. The book was written in 1956 (pre-Vatican II) so some of the suggestions in this book seem a little dated, but there are still plenty of suggestions that are relevant for today's Catholic family. There are a few areas in the book where you can see how some Church traditions seem to have disappeared as a result of the changes brought about by Vatican II. I found those areas to be rather interesting.
Sophia Institute Press sent me a complimentary copy of the book "The Year and Our Children" by Mary Reed Newland for me to review. I think this book makes a better resource than cover-to-cover read, but I would still highly recommend it. The Foreword to the book is fantastic, discussing why Newland's family decided to start celebrating the Church Year in their home as well as with the universal Church. She discusses the importance of making time for that which you feel important for you and your family, implying not so subtly that if we can find time to `waste', then surely we can find time to help ourselves and our families along the path of salvation. The book was written in the 1950's, so some of it is a bit dated, but honestly that just kind of makes it quirky and fun. It is foot-noted to an extent to bring things up to date (IE January 1 is now the feast of Mary, the Mother of God, not the Circumcision of the Lord). Its message definitely transcends the decades. After the fabulous Forward, it picks up with Advent, the beginning of the Church year, and goes through the rest of the year highlighting feasts, holy days, and seasons of the Church, and discussing traditions, crafts, prayers (there are many prayers to use in this book) and ceremonies that families can do together to celebrate the various aspects of the Church year in their homes. She readily admits that everything isn't for everyone, things may "flop" at times, and you've just got to see and do what works for your family. This was really nice to read, and made her and her family seem much more "human", rather than this perfect family where everything they touched turned to gold and everything they tried went off without a hitch. Families are made up of humans and will certainly behave as such. I would highly recommend this book as an addition to your library if you are looking to bring the life of the Church into your home. It does a great job at giving ideas to families of ways to bridge the gap between the Church and home and gets rid of that disconnect sometimes experienced when it comes to what we do at Church and what we do at home.