Catholic All Year with Kendra Tierney
Are you looking for meaningful ways to observe the faith with your family? Liturgical living in the home is a fun and natural way to evangelize to the people closest to us. It celebrates and revives ancient tradition and repackages it for modern, busy Catholic families. Let Kendra and her kids show you how!
Kendra Tierney is a widowed Southern California mother of ten children from toddler to college student. Her passion is liturgical living in the home. Through her blog Catholic All Year, social media, and books including The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life and The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion, where she shares how obscure Catholic traditions have shaped a strong family culture and Catholic identity.
Explore other ideas for liturgical living with Kendra Tierney here: https://watch.formed.org/catholic-all-year-at-home-with-kendra-tierney
Spy Wednesday | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about Spy Wednesday! This simple activity is a fun way to introduce a family or class to the heavy concept of Judas' betrayal of Jesus on the Wednesday of Holy Week. Read more in this blog post. Ideas and prayers for Spy Wednesday (and the rest of the year) can be found in Kendra's boo...
On Not Being a VSW (Very Sad Widow) Kendra Tierney
Kendra Tierney at the 2022 Fiat Conference on VSWs, waiting to worry, and the importance of intercessory prayer . . . even when your prayers aren't answered in the way you had hoped.
See the blog post here: https://catholicallyear.com/blog/on-not-being-a-vsw-very-sad-widow-my-talk-at-the-2022-f...
What IS Liturgical Living? | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Hi, guys, Kendra here. Today we are getting down to basics. Today I’m hoping to answer some questions for you, that are really central to what I do here at Catholic All Year . . .
1. What IS liturgical living in the home?
2. Why should you do it?
3. What is my deal?
Okay, I'm not sure we'll sor...
Corpus Christi & the Real Presence | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
On the feast of Corpus Christi, we celebrate the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. It’s the perfect time to deepen your understanding of this beautiful mystery, and celebrate it at church and in your own home.
My Phone vs. My Kids | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
If you’re wondering how to govern your cell phone use around friends, loved ones, and your kids . . . George Washington has the answers.
Last summer the teenagers and I decided we were going to start making my old blog posts into YouTube videos. This is as far as we got. And then we never put i...
20 Easy Saint Costumes Made from T-Shirts | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
I love making complicated All Saints’ Day costumes. I always like to say that my motto is: Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. But I also like to say that YOU don’t have to overdo things to bring the Catholic faith into your home and family life. So today I’d like to show you how to create s...
The Family Rosary (why is it SO hard?!) | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
In honor of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7th, and the whole month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary, let's talk about saying a family Rosary. We know we should be doing it, but why is it so hard to actually, ya know, do it?
An At Home Nativity Play | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about creating Catholic traditions in the home, especially when you didn't grow up with them! One of our favorite traditions to share with friends and extended family members is the At Home Nativity Play. We use a simple script with words from the Bible and familiar Christmas carols, a...
Catholic Indulgences | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Catholic indulgences, St. Francis of Assisi, and the surprising history of the founding of Los Angeles: It’s a new installment of the Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Show! Come with us to visit the San Fernando Mission, Old Town LA’s Olvera St, and learn how to get the beautiful August 2nd Po...
Family Stations of the Cross | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about the Stations of the Cross! This active yet contemplative way to pray has been very meaningful for our family over the years. The Stations of the Cross is a beautiful Catholic devotion dates back to at least the middle ages. It's popular especially during Lent, but there is a plen...
Using and Disposing of Sacramentals | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
In honor of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16th, let's talk about the Brown Scapular and other Catholic sacramentals. What are they? Why are they? How do we use them? What do we do with them if they break or get worn out? All your burning questions . . . answered.
Thanks to Fr. P...
Epiphany Part 1: House Blessing | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about Epiphany, Part I: the Epiphany House Blessing! All you need are a door, some chalk, the prayers, and your people, and this ancient Epiphany tradition can be yours. Featuring Kendra Tierney of the blog and book Catholic All Year.
Find a printable booklet of the Epiphany House Ble...
Epiphany Part 2: An Easy DIY King Cake | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about Epiphany, Part II! See how to make an easy DIY King Cake with canned cinnamon roll dough, a bundt cake pan, and some sprinkles. Plus learn how we crown our family King and Queen of Epiphany. Featuring Kendra Tierney of the blog and book Catholic All Year.
Get a printable pdf boo...
Candlemas | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about Candlemas! Fun, simple, traditional Catholic practices for Candlemas (a.k.a. the Presentation of the Lord) on February 2nd, including using only candlelight all day, crepes, and the blessing of candles. Featuring Kendra Tierney of the blog and book Catholic All Year.
Find the a...
A Bonfire for St. John the Baptist | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and why he's the ONLY guy on the liturgical calendar who gets a feast day for his BIRTHDAY (besides Jesus and Mary, of course). Plus some really fun traditions in his honor practiced for over a thousand years and all over the world. Think you...
Fun with Exalting the Holy Cross | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
In honor of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14, let's talk about . . . talking to kids about Jesus' suffering. Plus a family-friendly at home Veneration of the Cross, and our favorite feast day foods.
Get the Catholic All September booklet, featuring the order of the V...
The Christmas Novena | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Let's talk about the Christmas Novena! If you're feeling like a Jesse Tree dropout and a St. Andrew prayer failure, I have good news for you. There's a beautiful, traditional, Catholic way to prayerfully prepare for Christmas, and it only takes nine days! Featuring Kendra Tierney of the blog and ...
How We Do Holy Week | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
It’s Holy Week. You can do this! Even if you haven’t planned or started to plan yet. Even if you’ve never done it before. Catholic All Year is here to help.
How to Start Liturgical Living in the Home | Catholic All Year w/ Kendra Tierney
Creating a faith-filled Catholic home can seem overwhelming and impossible. It did to me as a young mother of four in 2008. Let me take you through how newbie me finally decided to give liturgical living in the home a try, and the resources we’ve successfully used for almost 15 years to keep it g...