Catholic Home and Garden

February 2009  

question-mark-maze-8291178SITE 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.

young-woman-receives-mark-of-ashes-2The Season of Lent

Resources to make your Lent a fruitful one. Lots of links and

Free Meatless Meals for Lent eBook

Guide to Confession

Books and Resources for Lent

Coming This Week – Passion Play Costumes

miles20and20blaze-8496631Feed 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


Modest Clothing for Christian Women

In a seeming backlash to a culture that encourages hyper-sexuality, young women are turning from trashy to classy. New coupon codes and links to clearance sections, modest swimsuits, hats.



While supplies last, please enjoy a selection of  NEW CATHOLIC BOOKSSTATUES and GIFTS and TONS of USED BOOKS ONLY $3!

What’s the Catch? There isn’t any.




«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

«Our Mission

   What this site is all about

«How We Started

    Ten years later, a look back at our beginnings





«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!

«Angels in the Garden

«Catholic Community Gardens

«Plan and Plant Your Catholic Garden

   Prevent Garden Disasters with Planning

«Garden Plans

«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!

Spiritual Warfare: Dangers of the Occult

A retired US Bishop’s dire warning

«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


Revised for Lent 2009

Meatless Meals for Lent

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence

Inspiration for Holy Scripture, Popes, Saints

Over 90 International Recipes

Two Convenient Versions:

Print It Yourself or Printed Book Sent to You

The older eBook version is still free.

Download it here – and enter the password repent in lowercase letters.

girl20quilting20with20cross-9653149New! Prayer Quilts

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.

medieval20virgin20mary20panel-8263695Religious 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!


Statues of Jesus Christ

Affordable – Use in Gardens

Indoors or in Church

Polyvinyl and Fiberglass


What’s New In Our Catholic Artifact Shop?

Highlights of this week’s hard to find Catholic artifacts offered for sale. Now you can preview a few of the new items available to our readers. Click here to view them.     


christ20hearing20confession-8504107Guide 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

Read More

Catholic Costumes

for All Saints Day School Reports

Christmas Pageants and More

Save Up To 70% on Our Already Low Cost Costumes! Our suppliers have marked down just about everything! Don’t miss out!

Join Discussion Group

Talk about your favorite Catholic “stuff”

Share traditions, celebrations, recipes, chat

homeless20jesus-6701147The Coming Economic Chastisement

Ways to Make Money When You Have No Job

Updated 2/15/09

Find Free Dental Care and Prescription Drugs

Updated 2/16/09

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)

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:

«Economic Chastisement«


       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 Educated

       Get Your Parish Ready

       Where Will You Live?

       Finding Work

       Utilities: Heat, Light, Water and Oil  

       Home Security


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

Profiles of 30 Saints with Activity Sheets

(Scroll to bottom of page)

The Saints from Around the Year with the Trapp Family Delightful tour of the season with a Catholic family.

2007 Costume Contest Winners

ChristmasLentCatholic Gifts

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Christine Hirschfeld

I never intended to run a Catholic antiquities and book business. Not in a million years. As a cradle Catholic, I grew up in a house that was filled with Catholic images and sacramentals not to mention an abundance of excellent books provided by family members who worked in publishing houses famous for their Catholic catalogues. The beautiful images and concepts presented in those books certainly had their effect in enhancing my identity as a Catholic. As the years passed, even in the midst of very un-Catholic settings, I became a repository for my friends’ Catholic “found objects.” Eventually, I had a family of my own. We’re a small family. There are just three of us. And two of us were born with the “junk collecting gene.” Garage sales attracted us like a magnet.
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