For the remainder of the month of July we are offering free shipping in the US on any orders $20.00 or more!
Summer break is upon us and with that, the busy-ness of large family life, which just seems to be even more intense for some of us. We are still going to be trying to complete Lighted Lanterns Level C before the new school year. Also, we are thinking of publishing a Catholic Copywork book with enough selections that can be used for Grades 5-8. Included will be ideas on how to carry out Language Arts lessons the Natural Method way. If anyone has any ideas on how such a book might be the most beneficial, please do advise! We welcome all suggestions.
Another point of interest is that we think it will be a good idea to shut down the download page. It is costing us more to pay to have the downloads available than is worth it.
We hope you all have a wonderful summer!
Here at Cascia Books, we are planning for the new year and adjusting accordingly.
So much has been going on in our lives currently that we ended up slowing down on our Level C of Lighted Lanterns. We initially had hoped to have it completed last summer.
It quickly became apparent that it would take longer than previous levels as the content deepens. Add to that the addition of new babies to both our families and progress came to a screeching halt. We are giving ourselves a more generous timeline and are hoping to have it complete and ready for print this summer. We will keep you posted as we get closer to completion.
Thank you for your patience and encouragement!
Congratulations to Jennifer - you have been notified by email. Thank you to all who entered!
It's hard to believe, but we are fast approaching that wonderful time of year in which we get to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child.
We have also a published a Christmas Storybook, lovingly compiled, arranged and formatted by a devoted young lady. It is full of stories and poems relating to Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Sure to be a treasure for years to come! We would like to give you a chance to get one for free! Check the Storybook out here.
And don't forget to check out our free 12 Days of Christmas download, too!
And the final note is that we will be taking down all our Canadian Add to Cart buttons as well as changing downloads to US prices. I still do have some stock available, and if you email I can let you know what I have left. Also, for those in Alberta, and who have funding for homeschooling available, I can do purchase orders. (I am unaware of other provinces that have homeschool funding, but if you do, this is for you as well.)
God Bless you and yours!
ready sometime in the Fall. God-willing.
We will both have newborns very soon, and all of us know how things tend get put on the back-burner when the new blessing arrives! But we are nevertheless trying as best we can to get it out as soon as possible.
If you don't have the book already, we recommend getting You Can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick. In it, she has 17 weeks worth of writing assignments for grades 4-8. If you are not familiar with the Natural Method (which is also very similar to the Charlotte Mason method), this will give you a great understanding of it!
And one last thing: we now have a master product page from which you can order products with ease - without having to click on each individual item's page. Just click on the Products tab along the top of the web site.
PS - Don't forget our summer special which is still on for a number of our products; it won't be on for much longer.
So, just recently I started designating a specified time to send my little saints on to a Mission of JOY. I told them that everything they do is a secret - a secret between them and God. Something that will be added to their heavenly reward.
The first thing they need to do is decide on something that puts Jesus first. So, some choose a sacrifice, some might choose a chore, and some might say a prayer, such as an Act of Love for God.
Then, it's on to thinking about others, for the love of God. Again, they might offer a sacrifice, do a chore for their sibling, perhaps even go and give them a hug telling them something they appreciate about them. My five year old had been stumped until I told him he could simply choose someone and say a prayer (or prayers), such as three Hail Marys, in thanksgiving for that person or for the graces they need to become saints; something along those lines. Always thinking of the welfare of the other person.
Finally! It's time for something for themselves! Ah, but, little ones, if you really want to love yourselves in a holy way, it will be in a manner that leads you closer to God, such as making reparation for past sins committed. I don't know about you mamas, but I get a little negligent in seeing to it that they do something to help make up for their sins. Yet I believe it really is something we ought to be doing. And what better way than to make it part of their daily Mission of JOY?
I've found that the few minutes they are gone on their little missions are some of the nicest. Self is not a concern.
Just thought I'd share with you what we've been doing, and perhaps spur on a few ideas for your family in the endeavor of making saints.
From the Teacher's Introduction:
"Because certain aspects of English grammar and composition are difficult to master, it is unrealistic to rely on a system which requires students to learn individual rules through isolated exercises. English grammar should be taught in response to the need to use it effectively. It cannot be taught as a separate entity without continuous application.
THE BEST MEDIUM AVAILABLE FOR TEACHING GRAMMAR IS THE STUDENT'S OWN WRITING. The central idea of Learning Grammar Through Writing is to teach grammar to students by having them write compositions regularly and then correct their own work, at a level which they can reasonably be expected to achieve."
We have revised and expanded this book with the authors' permission. There is now an Appendix consisting of:
Next is Lighted Lanterns C - both the Workbook and Reader. We are so excited to have another level out soon! Many people have asked when it will be ready, and God-willing, it will be ready this summer! It is underway right now!
First, is Learning Grammar Through Writing. This is an amazing little grammar book we've been given permission to republish, and one that you will want to have around for frequent reference. It suits the Natural Method and Charlotte Mason methods of education wonderfully! We are in the final editing stages now. Whether or not you use the Lighted Lanterns curriculum, you definitely want to get your hands on one of these!
Regular $5.75 each - Now only $3.50!! Save $2.25!!
It may not be winter yet. (Thank Heaven!) Or even July. But it's close enough! How about a Christmas in July special? A sweet storybook to read during the Christmas season. Makes a great gift, too - get some Christmas shopping done early! Only $10.99. Regular $14.99 - save $4.00!!
Glorious St. Rita, please obtain for me the grace faithfully to fulfill the duties of my state in life.
Glorious St. Rita, please obtain for me the grace to be satisfied with the lot in life to which God has called me.
Glorious St. Rita, please obtain for me thy spirit of patience and strength in adversity.
Glorious St. Rita, obtain for me entire detachment from the things of this world and fix all my affections and desires on heavenly treasures.
Glorious St. Rita, please obtain for me health of soul and body.
Glorious St. Rita, advocate of the impossible and patroness of desperate cases, please obtain the favors I ask through thee.
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