Catholic Home and Garden has been a labor of love almost entirely by one woman for close to 14 years. It's time to pass the reigns of management and operations to the next generation - our son Blaze and his wife Melissa.
The loss of our home and destruction of our business to Superstorm Sandy took an extreme toll on our spiritual, mental and physical well being - and that translated into our inability to keep up with our business adequately.
In the future, you can expect faster shipping, rapid response to your queries and links that are updated and relevant to your lives as Catholics.
Mom, Christine, will focus on designing her mantillas and chapel veils -- the work she loves to do and, we think you'll agree, the work that she does better than anyone we know.
So, thank you for your patience and we look forward to growing in faith and service.
Guide to Confession
"The minister to whom confession is made is the delegate of Christ, Who is the Judge of the living and the dead."
- St Thomas Aquinas
Aprons: The Garment of the Domestic Vocation
Rediscover the apron, why we love them and why your husband will, too! Where to find them and how to make them! A great gift for a season of simplicity.
Modest Clothing for Catholic Women
Whether you're looking for a wonderful church suit or easy to wear casual clothing with a southwestern flair, we found them. New coupon codes!
An Exploration of the Swimsuit Conundrum
It's that time of year again. Is there a middle ground between slutty and nutty? I think so. Resources for modest swimsuits including a Burquini. Discount coupon codes.
«The Catholic Garden
The simple act of gardening as evangelization
«Front Yard and Wayside Shrines
Photos of Shrines from Around the World
«How to Select a Garden Shrine
«Jesus Christ Statues
«Virgin Mary Garden Statues
Affordable Lightweight Statues for Your Garden
Many Different Titles of Mary! Many New Styles
«Angels in the Garden
«NEW! Saintly Garden Statues
«Catholic Community Gardens
«Plan and Plant Your Catholic Garden
«Flower Garden Bargains Freebies
« Food Security A Garden Journal
«New! Virgin Mary Garden Statues
Affordable Lightweight Statues for Your Garden
Many Different Titles of Mary!
«Why Keep a Catholic Home?
How Catholic bear witness to the faith
«Our Readers Share Their Catholic Homes
Devotional Corners and Gardens from Across the Nation
What this site is all about
«How We Started
Ten years later, a look back at our beginnings
Does Talk of War Make You Nervous? Are We Entering the End of Days? Waiting for the End of the World a new perspective on our personal end of days.
The Occult Has Demonic Influence
What one Bishop has to say about seemingly innocuous entertainment.
In a seeming backlash to a culture that encourages hyper-sexuality, young women are turning from trashy to classy.
«Adulterers, Thieves, Murderers:
Welcome to Our Home
Danger in your living room How to
protect your family
«Our Picks For The Best In Catholic
«Exploring the Latin Mass
«What to Expect at a Latin Mass
«Two Sides of the Fence
«One Family's Latin Mass Journey
«Motu Proprio Discussion
Which Dioceses are "Tridentine-Friendly"?
«Latin Mass Resources
«Favorite Catholic Websites
«Our Catholic Faith and The Military
«Military Holy Medals Prayer Books
«A New Approach to Thanksgiving
«Christmas ABC eBook
«Holy Water Booklet
Infant of Prague Pages
*Devotions to the Infant of Prague
*Rare Photos of the Original Infant
*Catholic Artifacts: Infant of Prague
*How to Make Infant of Prague
*How to Make a Crown for Your
Infant of Prague
Grow Enough to Keep
and More to Share
Gardening on next to no land
Fishing - Foraging - Wine Making
Canning and Preserving Food
Our Catholic Faith and The Military - Updated resources for those who serve our nation, our veterans and their families as well as for those who pray for them.
«Find God Wherever You Go
Mass times around the world, shrines
to visit and ideas to enhance your faith
«12 Ways to Find Time to Be Catholic
Making Time to Pray Is Easier Than You Think
Catholic Costumes For All Saints Day
Catholics Coping With Halloween
What to do when demons knock at your door
Recipes for All Souls Day and All Saints Day
Soul cakes, Pan de Muerte, Beans of the Dead, more!
Celebrating All Souls Day
Remembering the dead is more than laying a wreath on a gravestone. It's a practice that might help save your own soul
All Saints Day
Ideas and recipes for celebrating All Saints Day with your children and family
The Saints from Around the Year with the Trapp Family Delightful tour of the season with a Catholic family.
Christmas -Lent - Catholic Gifts
Spiritual Warfare: Dangers of the Occult
A retired US Bishop's dire warning
Made in China
Congress passed a law to stop the sale of dangerous Chinese goods like toys with date rape drugs in them. But Catholic Marketing Network and others representing representing over $5 Billion in Christian Gift Sales lobbied to stop them. Read more
Works of Art - Works of Faith
As we move towards simpler living, we invite you to rediscover the womanly art of quilting while you pray.
Religious Fabric for Prayer Quilts
True to form, I've been obsessive about finding religious themed fabric - here is part of what I've found with links to where you can find it and what is likely to disappear!
Feed the Hungry
Catholic Community Gardens
Social Action for
Our World Today
How to get started
Hold a Seed Swap
Ideas for Parish Fund Raising
Where to Find FREE Seeds
GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES
You've read about our adventures in community gardening. Now learn how you can provide food for your family and those in need in very small spaces at next to no cost at all. Read More
The Artifact Archives
Rapidly Vanishing Catholic Artifacts
Newest additions at the top of the list. Devotional objects from the heyday of the culture of Catholicism. Each page is image intensive so please allow time for them to load. View Main Artifact Page to see if we forgot any.
Holy Water Bottles
and Fonts Now with expanded Hummel section and Holy Water Fonts to buy. An important sacramental of the Catholic Church that too many seem to have forgotten about in the Catholic home.
Here's our popular booklet Holy Water for you to print. (Set your printer to 2-sided printing)
The Miraculous Infant of Prague The only Virtual Museum of the Infant of Prague with over 100 Infant Statues. Vestments - Crowns - More
Ranging from tapestries to simple images on wood, sacred art has always found a place in the Catholic home.
Catholic Children's Books
Books with beautiful illustrations reached their pinnacle during the early 1940s.
If there is a single devotional object that belongs in every Catholic home, it is a Crucifix. Explore the rich variety from standing Crucifixes to the pectoral Crucifixes worn by religious.
SITE MAP - Confused about this site?
Me, too. Here's where I started to sort things out - a work in progress. Look for daily updates that pertain to these trying times.
Handmade Chapel Veils and Mantillas
New designs every month
Each veil is handmade by Catholic Home and Garden in the USA.
Lives Changed Overnight
Catholic Home and Garden
Almost Completely Destroyed
For most of us, there are pivotal moments in life that change us forever. This was one of them.
Our home of twenty years, and nearly everything in it was destroyed. The place where Catholic Home and Garden was born and grew. Read More
It's A Disaster!
I have never experienced an earthquake, tsunami, volcano or tornado first hand, but the way things are going these days, there is a good chance that I will. Please. If you add only one thing to your preparations, let it be this book. This company will also prepare them with a special cover for your Diocese or Parish at a deep, deep discount. Each of my family members carries one at all times. You should too. Learn more here.
Updated for 2011
Exploring the Latin Mass
What to Expect at the Latin Mass
One Family's Long Journey to the Latin Mass
The "In God We Trust" Project
When we acknowledge that all things
are given to us by our Heavenly Father
something amazing starts to happen
You are invited to change the world
one dollar at a time.
Learn how here
Back in Stock:
Korean Madonna and Gifts
Indoor Virgin Mary Statues
Catholic Artifacts for Sale
New this week: Rosaries and Holy Medals
Click here to view them
Head Vases and Planters
The first Catholic artifact page I created. Now greatly expanded by maker and where to find them. Lots of "mystery planters" for you to identify.
The wonder of new life is everywhere. Here is a collection of Catholic gifts for that newly Christened soul and mom and dad, too.
Front Yard and Wayside Shrines
It's not a Catholic garden without Mary.
Take a tour of front yard shrines from rural to urban and find inspiration for your Catholic Garden.
Head Vases and Planters
The first page we created. Once a common gift item, these beautiful objects will find many uses in the Catholic home and office.
Holy Cards - The beautiful touchstones of moments in our lives as Catholics from First Holy Communion, Ordination through death.
In keeping with our continuing theme of the importance of Catholic play, here is an amazing collection of miniature Churches that we're sure you'll love.
Nun Doll Collections
Books About Nuns
We apologize in advance for lots of missing images. We have some work to do here!
Odds n Ends
A small collection of photos of strange but wonderful Catholic devotional objects that you aren't likely to see anywhere else.
Coming Economic Chastisement
Ways to Make Money When You Have No Job
Find Free Dental Care and Prescription Drugs
NEW! Updated 3/3/09
How YOU Can Make Money Online
A Surprisingly Simple Guide for Catholic Parishes and Individuals
In January 2008, after watching the signs for over two years, I began to write about what is broadly perceived as the coming economic chastisement - the imminent collapse of the global economy. I asked readers: "Are we on the verge of another Great Depression? Are we on the brink of TEOTWAWKI?" (The End of the World As We Know It). Many thought I was alarmist - over-reacting.
It's later than you think. It's time to "buckle up" spiritually. Late this spring I was blessed to hear a talk and attend a Mass offered by an American exorcist who was assistant to the well known Father Gabriel Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome. He had a lot to say, but one phrase chilled me to the bone:
"I can count on less than the fingers of one hand the number of years remaining before all hell literally breaks loose."
I've been working on the final version of "The Coming Economic Chastisement" that will be complete with spiritual preparations and it will soon be available. In the meanwhile, here are preview chapters:
Our Lady of Good Remedy
Prayers for Protection from Islamic Terrorists and
Deliverance from Economic Disaster
The “D” Word
The Depression Your Grandmother Never Knew
Proof in Black and White: News Reports
What to Do–When to Do It How to Do It
Get Your Parish Ready
Where Will You Live?
Utilities: Heat, Light, Water and Oil