Bringing Liturgical Practices Home – Off the Shelf 101 with Kendra Tierney

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Off the Shelf 101 – Kendra Tierney

Kendra Tierney made a concerted effort to bring the feasts and events of the liturgical calendar into her family life and has reaped the benefits of doing so. Now she shares the many simple ways she has found to do so in her book The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real LifeOn this episode, we focus on the season of Advent and how we can stop the hustle and bustle of the secular world and come to a true appreciation for the reason for the season.

From the publisher Ignatius Press

If you have been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church’s liturgical year into your family life, this is the book for you. If you have no idea what the liturgical year is, but you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass—in every season, all year long—this is the book for you too.

With wisdom and humor mother and blogger Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates Catholic seasons and feasts—from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond. She provides ideas for stories, activities, foods, and decorations that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning. She also offers tips and survival tricks from her fifteen years in the Catholic mommy trenches about such challenges as bringing young children to Mass and saying a family Rosary.

Whether you’re a convert or a revert or a lifelong Catholic, a member of a big family or a small one, a stay-at-home or a working parent, you’re sure to find ways to make your Catholic faith a memorable and meaningful part of your busy family life—and have fun doing it!


Kendra Tierney is a wife and a mother of nine children from newborn to teenager. She’s a homeschooler and a regular schooler, and an enthusiastic amateur experimenter in the domestic arts. She writes the award-winning Catholic mommy blog Catholic All Year, is a regular contributor to Blessed Is She Ministries, and is the voice of liturgical living at Endow Ministries. She is the author of A Little Book about Confession for Children, the Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids series of prayer books, and the Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.

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2 thoughts on “Bringing Liturgical Practices Home – Off the Shelf 101 with Kendra Tierney”

  1. The Liturgical Year is one thing I think other Christians miss out on when they set up their preching schedules. I know a great Pastor who is a wonderful godly man who loves his congregation. I also know his preaching schedule. He never takes time for Advent or Lent, and there isn’t a sense of a cycle of the seasons in his messages. He picks a book and goes through it, interrupting his salvation-seeking schedule to do a Christmas or Easter message when the holidays come around. I love the seasons – both in nature and in the Church. I admit I should celebrate them more with my family, but the rhythms of the Church truly help me make sense of my life. I should probably look up the author’s great book! Good review!

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