Family and Home Schooling Supplies


reviewed by Catherine Fournier

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Several years ago, when my husband and I began our family journey away from the 'world' and back towards the church, one of the first things we changed were our Christmas celebrations. Santa left, and the Nativity was welcomed in. A relief, really.

Next we added other liturgically based family celebrations, such as the celebration of feast days. This is where we ran into difficulty. Where to find the books, the pictures, the medals, the … stuff? Archeologists learn about ancient cultures by examining the artifacts. We were trying to create a Catholic culture in our home — where could we find the artifacts?

Slowly, but surely, we found what we were looking for. I learned to make banners, we found resource material to celebrate name-days, we scoured thrift shops and antique stores for religious art.

While we were discovering this need (and essentially becoming the market) others were discovering the same void and deciding to fill it. Most are small companies, run more for the service they give others than the profit. Most are family operations, with the merchandise sharing space with the dining room furniture, or lining the bedroom wall. All are prompt, dedicated, cheerful and helpful.

There are hundreds of these small companies around the world ensuring that the artifacts of Catholic culture are available to those who need them, while providing some family income for themselves. A simple on-line search will reveal literally hundreds. Here are a few recommended businesses;


St. Francis Books
R.R.1, Cannington
ON L0E 1E0
Tel:(705) 432-8420)
Traditional Catholic materials, no website


Little Flower Family Apostolate
General Delivery Mcdonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0, Canada Phone: (613) 278-2618
A variety of Catholic homeschool materials from companies such as TAN and Neumann Press as well as some homemade materials.


The Bethlehem Books web site.


Sunrise Marion Center
RR#3
Pictou Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0
1-800-884-1171
Carries the Bethlehem Books line.


Our Father's House
5530 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98118 USA
E - mail orders: Julia-ofh@msn.com

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