Family and Home Schooling Supplies
reviewed by Catherine Fournier
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?
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
ON L0E 1E0
Traditional Catholic materials, no website
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.
Sunrise Marion Center
Pictou Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0
Carries the Bethlehem Books line.
Our Father's House
5530 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98118 USA
E - mail orders: Juliaemail@example.com
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