Catholic All Year at Home, Ep. 4: St. Frances of Rome

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Blog, Catholic All Year at Home, Lent, March | 0 comments

Calling all homemakers, wanna-be homemakers, and reluctant homemakers! I’ve got the perfect saint to introduce you to in the latest episode of Catholic All Year at Home!

This episode is all about St. Frances of Rome, a young woman who wanted to dedicate her life to God as a nun. It turned out that God had a bit of a different plan in mind and instead, called her first to be, a wife, mother, and homemaker. Her story was very inspiring to me when I was a young wife, mother, and reluctant homemaker myself.

I hope that through this episode you discover a friend who can pray for you and your family as you all tackle your favorite (and not-so-favorite tasks) around your own home.

Plus you’ll get to hear a little bit about how I was introduced to liturgical living, and learn to make some delicious and simple lenten recipes with your kids!

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St. Frances of Rome – March 9th

Lenten Soft Pretzels

Trashcan Soup Stock

Universal Soup Recipe

Cheese Dipping Sauce


The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

St. Frances of Rome Pot Holder

St. Martha and the Dragon Spoon Rest

Feast Day Prep Squad Apron

St. Joseph Folding Yard Stick

Corporal Works of Mercy Print

Liturgical Living Weekly Meal Planner

Missed the last episode?

If you’d like to see more episodes, please consider watching, commenting, and sharing the links with your friends, family members, parish and school/homeschool groups.

We had such fun making these!

Special thanks from me to the awesome CAY at Home team.

  • Leo Severino, executive producer, you might know him from Bella (2006) and Sound of Freedom (2022)
  • John Haggard, producer and director, also Dean of Students and Faculty at my kids’ school
  • Elizabeth Mirzaei, director of photographer/editor, academy award-nominated documentary filmmaker known for Three Songs for Benazir (2021) and also my YouTube videos
  • Charley Blum, director of photographer/editor, JP Catholic alum
  • Jennifer Rueda, makeup, wardrobe, set design, and fellow homeschool mom
  • Keeley Bowler, production manager, also CAY marketing manager and homeschool mom
  • Brian Battles, colorist, also visual effects for Star Wars and Star Trek and Transformers movies

They’re all super talented and super Catholic and it’s an honor to collaborate with them on my little show. Have you watched it? I’d love to hear what you think!


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Hi! I’m Kendra.

For twenty years now, I’ve been using food, prayer, and conversation based around the liturgical calendar to share the lives of the saints and the beautiful truths and traditions of our Catholic faith. My own ten children, our friends and neighbors, and people just like you have been on this journey with me.

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