Author Monica McConkey

Monica, mom of 5, is usually blogging about Catholic crafts and family traditions at She is the author of A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families, Hand in Hand with Jesus (a Faith Journal through the Sacraments) and a series of paper Cathletics Craft Kits and Cathletics quizzing cards to help teach the Catholic Faith. The Catholic teaching tools and gifts are available through Arma Dei, the Catholic family publishing company founded with her husband Bill. Monica is also one of the founders of the Catholic Bloggers Network, a venue to link and promote Catholic blogs.

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0 Called to be a Christ

Expectations. Assumptions…Sometimes we’re blown away by the sense of Entitlement in our kids and teens. Sometimes kids can be down-right BRATS, but what if we’re called to be BRATS in Christ? Monica McConkey discovers another way that maybe we need to be a little more like children.

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2 God doesn't talk in riddles

Monica McConkey just realized that God doesn’t talk in riddles. “He knows me better than anyone; what grabs my attention, what ignites my passion and what paralyzes me with fear. He knows how I learn and He knows the yearning of my heart. I think He wants to tell me something…”

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1 The Saints are Calling!

I don’t think that the saints are just whooping it up in Heaven, waiting for us to call upon them.

I think that the Saints know exactly how they can help us and lead us to holiness…and they like to plant the desire in our hearts to learn more about them and pursue Jesus every which way we can.
Sometimes we think we’ve discovered a particular Saint…but in truth… the Saint calls out to us.

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0 It Happened on a Bus in Rome

In a single shot, it was suddenly an experience in the heart: not just a nice thought I had been told, I had read or I had rationalized to believe. Smiling from ear to ear….I realized that I was at that moment experiencing exactly what I had been asking for….for over 20 years

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