The season of Ordinary Time after Pentecost covers half the liturgical year, all the way until Advent begins. It gives us a chance to relax a bit, without the pressure of Christmas or Easter to prepare for or celebrate. We can focus on individual feast days, on learning about the saints and their favorite devotions.
This box covers feast days in May, June, July, and August.
Are you brave enough to eat what St. John the Baptist ate in the desert? His feast day on 6/24 is usually celebrated with a bonfire on the evening before.
My goal when I started my blog in 2013 was to make liturgical living in the home fun and meaningful and accessible and doable for busy Catholics. My 2018 book, The Catholic All Year Compendium had the same purpose. I want to bring the rich history and traditions of the Church to people in a way that fits into modern life. I love sharing the fun, simple ways that we observe and reinvent decor, foods, and feast day traditions. But I know that it can still feel intimidating, and reading through a chapter in the book might leave someone wondering how to even begin to collect the resources I’ve spent nearly two decades putting together for liturgical living with my family.
So when fellow Catholic mom Emily Tate, founder of the gift box company Pillar and Pearl, contacted me about creating a liturgical year box subscription, saying yes was, for me, the work of a moment. These boxes are a real passion project for the both of us, with high-quality, carefully-selected items sourced from Catholic makers, discovered in unlikely places, and handmade by us.
A Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Box Subscription will get you eight boxes over the year, one delivered to your home before each liturgical season: Ordinary Time after Pentecost (two boxes: one for Summer and one for Fall), Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time after the Baptism of the Lord, Lent, and Easter. The boxes include things like home decor, textiles, art, jewelry, beauty items, devotional items, simple crafts and DIY items, recipe cards, and more. The boxes are designed to be useful to women of all ages and for those with and without children.
This is a subscription. You’ll get a reminder email two days before you’re charged. You can cancel your subscription before the next box. These boxes are hand-packed just for you and include custom-made products, so no refunds are available once your credit card has been charged. U.S. shipping charges are a flat-rate $5 per box.
I just can’t tell you how excited I am that we can deliver these amazing faith resources to your home, so you can be prepared to celebrate the beauty of each liturgical season with your family and friends.
Each box costs $64.99 (plus shipping) and includes items valued at at least twice that much, and many that you can’t get anywhere else. These boxes are available in limited quantities. Each one includes handmade items and is created and hand-packed by Emily and me (Kendra). Your credit card will be charged for each box before it ships, unless you cancel your subscription. No returns are accepted, but please contact us if we can help make something right.
Catholic All Year Subscription Box Schedule:
- LENT BOX – Lent begins February 17, 2021; boxes should ship between Feb 8-10; since this is the first box, credit cards are charged at time of purchase
- TRIDUUM BOX – Palm Sunday is March 28, 2021; boxes should ship between Mar 17-18; credit cards charged March 3
- EASTER BOX – Easter is April 4, 2021; boxes should ship Mar 25-26; credit cards charged March 24
- SUMMER ORDINARY TIME BOX – Pentecost is May 23, 2021; boxes should arrive the week of May 13; credit cards charged April 14
- FALL ORDINARY TIME BOX – Charges and shipping dates TBD
- ADVENT BOX – Advent begins November 28, 2021; boxes should arrive the week of November 18; credit cards charged November 17
- CHRISTMAS BOX – Christmas is December 25, 2021; boxes should arrive the week of December 15; credit cards charged December 8
- ORDINARY TIME II BOX – Baptism of the Lord is January 15, 2022; boxes should arrive the week of Jan 3; credit cards charged December 29
Note: the differences in the windows between charging and shipping are a factor of the subscription software we are using that requires that charges be made on a regular schedule that is, unfortunately, not based on the liturgical calendar. 🙂