Kendra Tierney & Catholic All Year
Hi and welcome!
My name is Kendra. I’m a forty-something mother of many living just outside of Los Angeles, CA. I started this blog in 2013 because a lady yelled at me in church, and I figured people would want to know about it.
I called it Catholic All Year because I have a great devotion to celebrating the liturgical year in the home, and getting to know the saints and seasons of the Church calendar through food, prayer, and conversation. I figured that’s what this blog would mostly be about. But if you read through my archives, you’ll find that I like to blog about a whole lot of crazy stuff, from parenting and pregnancy, to fixing up our big old, hundred-year-old house and creating a home chapel, to homeschool uniform and curriculum choices, to books and movies and Catholic Netflix, to catechism and international movements of prayer and fasting, to mommy wars and zombie theology.
If you’d like all the liturgical living stuff in one convenient package, it’s available in book-form in The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life and The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion: The Liturgical Year in Practice.
I share our family’s photos and stories in the hope that it will help other families who are trying to live an authentic Catholic life in this beautiful, bonkers world we live in.
You can find me being very Catholic on social media on Instagram and Facebook, making videos on Formed and YouTube, and wandering around in a confused manner on Pinterest. I’m also a regular contributor to Blessed Is She Ministries.
In July of 2022, my husband of 20 years, Jim, passed away peacefully in our home after a long battle with metastatic melanoma. His beautiful funeral Mass can be seen here. His cancer blog, Fortitudine, is available here. His podcast, The Dad Project, is here. We have established a memorial scholarship in his honor at the school our older kids attend. Jim served on the St. Monica Academy board and was passionate about the authentically Catholic formation and classically Catholic curriculum of the school. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the scholarship fund here. Thank you for your prayers for Jim and our family.
And thanks for being here! I hope we can help you bring Catholic tradition and the joy of the saints and scriptures into your home and family life.