Sunday, December 12, 2021

Our Lady of Guadalupe {Free Block Print!}

 Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! (and Gaudete Sunday!)

“Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need
anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”
—Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego, December 12, 1531

Our Lady of Guadalupe one of my favorite Marian apparitions, and one of my favorite images that I created in my block carving Names of Mary series last year.

Today on Instagram, Stephanie Weinert shared a beautiful reflection on her sweet son Beckett and OLG's connection to care for the unborn. In honor of Beckett and to encourage prayers for Our Lady's intercession, I'd like to share a free print of my OLG carving with you. I hope that you display it in your home and when you see it are reminded of the dignity and worth of each individual person made in the image and likeness of God.

Click here to download the pdf so you can print your own 5x7" image:

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe:

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for the holy Church, protect the sovereign Pontiff , help all those who invoke you in their necessities, and since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life of burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

And if you are interested in more info on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the apparition has a whole chapter in my book Through the Year with Mary! Complete with a kid friendly explanation, full color artwork with discussion prompts, reflection questions, a prayer, and a connection to Jesus, the goal of the book is to help you have good conversations with your kids! 

Click here to find in from my publisher the St. Paul Center or here to find it on Amazon!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Through the Year with Mary Giveaways!

It's launch week for Through the Year with Mary! I'm so excited that my new book will be arriving in time for Christmas and so you can use it to walk through the new year with your kiddos! You can read more about the book, including what early reviews said about it, back in this post. You can order your own copy from my publisher or on Amazon (affiliate link).

I'd like to celebrate with you by offering a set of Marian themed giveaways. You can enter here on this blog post simply by leaving a comment with the item you'd be most excited to receive and your email address. You can also gain more entries over on Instagram!

Giveaway #1 

This giveaway features items all made by me! :)
-A signed copy of Through the Year with Mary
-An original Miraculous Medal inspired embroidery hoop 
-Set of seven original 5x7" block prints featuring titles of Mary
-New Eve block printed canvas zipper pouch
(Winner chosen and contacted 12/8/21, US addresses only)


Giveaway # 2

This giveaway features a collection of lovely Marian goods for both adults and kids to help you celebrate Mary all year long. Some of these items were sent to me by their creators and some I've purchased, but regardless I'd love for you to go visit their websites or shops and follow them on social media.
-A signed copy of Through the Year with Mary
-Five prints of different Marian titles from Jordan Avery Art
-Set of Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Blocks from Almond Rod Toys 
-Hand painted Immaculate Heart of Mary Wood Slice and Mary's Garden Statue from In The Loft of Sue Dow 
-Two sets of Marian temporary tattoos from Just Love Prints 
-Holy Family Print from Providential Co  
-Marian stickers from Studio Senn 
-Hail Mary Print from Sweet Little Ones 
-Marian Titles vinyl sticker from The Simple Saints 
(Winner chosen and contacted 12/10/21, US addresses only)

Giveaway #3

-Winner can choose from a signed hardcover copy or an ebook version of Through the Year with Mary
-A set of 31 Marian coloring pages from Catholic Paper Goods. This digital download is perfect for using as a companion to the Marian Feast Day stories in TTYWM. I provide the stories, prayers, and art, and Shari gives you a coloring page for kids complete while or after listening! Along with the picture, they include the title and Feast Day date right on the coloring page.
(Winner chosen and contacted 12/12/21, Open to international winners if ebook chosen)

Bonus Activity Book

And while the preorder window is closing, I'm leaving this awesome activity book open for you to download for free. Just click on this image and fill out the form to get your download.

Thank you for your support of my writing projects! I hope and pray that both Through the Year with Mary and Through the Year with Jesus are a blessing to your homes and classrooms for many years to come.

Remember, you can enter here on this blog post simply by leaving a comment with the item you'd be most excited to receive and your email address. You can also gain more entries over on Instagram!