As a young girl, Catherine always had her nose in a book. If she didn’t have her nose in a book, she was asking the wisest men and women of the land all sorts of questions. There were plenty of books and plenty of wise people around, because Catherine lived in the great port city of Alexandria, Egypt—home of the biggest library in the world—and her father was the governor.
In popular practice, November traditionally has been devoted to the holy souls in purgatory. Here are someways to practice that devotion with your family this month.
Halloween has nothing on All Saints’ Day for fun and interesting ways to celebrate. Here are thirty (more or less) ideas that I’ll be trying this year, including a few for All Souls’ Day.
This is a delightful time of year to encourage thankfulness, the in between season between the feasts of All Saints’ Day and Souls’ Day and Advent. For those of us in the Midwest, a time for wrapping up fall gardening projects and hunkering down in the rain and/or snow. What better time to get out the crayons, markers, and glitter glue and go to town on giving thanks through art? Teaching Catholic Kids has ideas.
Praying for the holy souls in purgatory during the month of November is an important and beautiful part of the Catholic faith. Here’s how and why to pray with your family for those whom have died.