By Shannon Griffin (MO) - See all my reviews
a book that should be in every catholic home
The Catholic Home: Celebraions and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days and Every Day by Meredith Gould is a wonderful book that every catholic home should have on their bookshelf. Actually this is one you will want to use lots so down with in arms reach is a better idea. This book is one you can read cover to cover when you first get it, high light stuff you want to do or just thumb through it when the certain day comes up.
What I love about this book is the Celebrating at Home activities don't require you to run to the store and buy tons of items it uses items you already have in your home or items that are not that expensive and you will use them over and over. The Celebrating at Home also offers several activities so if one doesn't fit your family then read the others. Take for instance St Michael and the Archangels Gabriel and Raphael (Michaelmas 9/29) you could do 1 or all 3 of the activities: from eating duck or goose (which is not for us) or giving a bouquet of carrots (my girls think this sounds like fun) to having St. Michael's bannock for breakfast (which we have to try this recipe!)
The Catholic Home would be a wonderful gift to give new parents along with a family bible or children's bible. This is a wonderful and valuable resource that every catholic home will get so much out of. I can see that ours will be very dog-eared and worn out by the time my girls are all grown up! I will have to get a copy for each of them and place in their Hope Chest of books that I've started. I plan to hand down all kinds of treasured and loved books for them to share with their own family when that time comes. The Catholic Home would be perfect for this!