About

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The Tierney Family & Catholic All Year

Hi and welcome!

My name is Kendra. I’m a forty-something wife and 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.

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If you’d like all the liturgical living stuff in one convenient package, it’s now available as a book, The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.

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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.

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You can find me being very Catholic on social media on Instagram and Facebook, making occasional YouTube videos, and wandering around in a confused manner on Twitter and Pinterest.
I’m a regular contributor to Blessed Is She Ministries, and am the voice of liturgical living at Endow Ministries.

I create graphic designs of Catholic and/or geeky stuff, the sales of which help fund this blog and my YouTube habit. See the shop here.

I highly recommend checking out the Catholic All Year Memberships. These are the simplest way to get liturgical living resources delivered to your email inbox and doorstep all year long. Also, be sure to sign up for the free biweekly Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Heads Up Newsletter (there’s a sign-up box on the homepage).

Meet the Catholic All Year Team!

Grace Elaine Brown

Virtual Assistant

Howdy all! I’m Grace Elaine Brown. I’m a Presbyterian–>Anglican–>Catholic convert who likes musicals, whiskey, writing, and watching the rain. I’ve been married for (almost) two years to a country-singin’ United States Marine, Caleb, with whom I have a lovely baby, Abigail Nelda.

While pregnant with my first, I realized how important it is for Catholic ladies to learn from one another. So, I founded the Catholic motherhood blog: Graceful Catholic. On the blog (and YouTube) I share advice to young wives striving to be Catholic in this not-so-moral world. 

For almost two years now at Catholic All Year, I’ve been helping Kendra out by writing Liturgical Living Heads Ups (CAY biweekly email newsletter), posting and managing her fantastic products, and doing pretty much whatever else Kendra needs me to! I’m a stay-at-home wife (and mother!!) so I’d be delighted to hear from you about anything, anytime. Feel free to reach out on Instagram (@gracefulcatholicblog) or my other socials and check out le blog. Godspeed!

Emily Tate

Liturgical Living Subscription Box Partner

Hi! I’m Emily Tate, owner of Pillar & Pearl. I came to Kendra at the end of a crazy year (hello, 2020) with a crazy idea –  to start a subscription box based on her book, The Catholic All Year Compendium. We have worked together over the past months, mostly at odd hours and on FaceTimes with babies in the background, to bring this idea to life!

I’m a cradle Catholic and my husband, Jake, is a convert. We have always talked about starting a Catholic company that showcases Catholic makers, provides Catholic gifts and goods to the faithful, and brings the faith to life. We started our company, Pillar & Pearl, at the end of 2019 with those goals in mind. We have high hopes for how our company can grow, and partnering with Kendra & Catholic All Year has helped our dreams come to life!

Besides running Pillar & Pearl (now the Catholic All Year Market), my main job is as a wife and mama to three littles, Ezra, Miriam, and Jesse. We live in Virginia and attend the Catholic parish where Jake and I met at 15 and became high school sweethearts!

A few of my favorite things are checking things off lists, creative projects, and spending time with my family – all of which are wrapped up in my work with Catholic All Year! Most of the time, you can find me packing boxes with a baby in a wrap and toddler helpers at my feet, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’d love to connect via Instagram, @catholicallyearmarket! So thankful for this wonderful community dedicated to growing in faith!

Sophia Lebano

Liturgical Living Newsletter Writer & Website Manager

Hi! I’m Sophia Lebano, a junior business management major at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I’m a podcast host at Hear and Now Podcast and the founder of Sophia Lebano Creative, LLC.
My company, Sophia Lebano Creative, is a website design and online business management company for Catholic and Christian entrepreneurs. I feel such a fire in my soul when I serve my clients, who are in return serving the Lord.
I’ve lived with hearing loss since the age of 8, and received bilateral cochlear implants in 2016 & 2018. Since then, I’ve started advocating for hearing loss awareness, as it’s a passion of mine to fight for what matters. My faith has been super important to me, especially living with a diagnosis like hearing loss.
After being raised as a cradle Catholic, I fell deeply in love with the faith when I got to high school, and rediscovered that fire again in college. I love taking what Kendra and CAY has to offer and applying liturgical living to my busy college life!
I’m super blessed to be working behind the scenes with the CAY team, helping them with all things project management and technology. In my spare time, you can find me working on my business, studying the latest social media trends, dancing, or organizing my outfits for the week. I’d love to connect on Instagram (@sophialebano) and hear about what brings you joy!

In Conclusion

I’m happy to hear from readers and it is my goal to answer every email and comment I receive. Sometimes my real job gets in the way, so be patient with me! If it’s been a while and you didn’t hear back, try me again.

 

I don’t currently accept ads, guest posts, or sponsored content. I do occasionally review products at no charge to Catholic artists, artisans, authors, and small business owners, if I like them myself and think they would be a good fit for my readers. It is an entirely time-permitting, whim-based system. If you’d like to send a book or product out with the understanding that I may or may not feature it and I can make no promises except that I will look at it, drop me an email and I’ll send you my address.

Photos taken in 2020 in Joshua Tree by the talented Noemy O’Hara.

 

I’m truly grateful you are here.
Kendra
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