Reading List


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These resources, like this blog, are dedicated to helping you with:

  • Considering Catholicism
  • A conversion process, your own or a loved one
  • Learning more about the Catholic faith or deepening your faith
  • Establishing a keep-it-simple Catholic household
  • Catholic homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling your Catholic family. 
  • Large family living

This list is continually updated. If you have a resource that you love, I’d be delighted to hear about it – please share!  Leave a comment or reach out on social media.

If you enjoy this list, you may also like the main blog. Check out my home page, or start with my conversion story. Looking for a gift, or items other than books? I also have a Gift Guide for Catholic Converts.

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Conversion Stories




The Saints


Nuts and Bolts, or what is holy water, anyway??

Liturgical Living




 Favorite Blogs

Now That I’m Catholic – Thoughtful, clear writing from a recent convert.

Not So Formulaic – Catholic motherhood, homeschooling, gifted/twice exceptional parenting.

Reconciled to You – “Writes about her Catholic Faith and relationship with Jesus, which is sought through and lived out in the everyday, ordinary of life!”

Convert Journal – A treasure trove of resources, conversion stories, and other encouragement for converts.

Carrots for Michaelmas – Liturgy, homeschooling, and literature. A favorite of mine long before I ever imagined I’d ever be Catholic.

Prayer Wine Chocolate – Prayer journaling, Catholic fellowship, and blooming where you are planted.

FemCatholic –  “Where feminism + Catholicism meet” – great stuff. Women’s issues are one of those things that usually have to be explored no matter where a convert is coming from.

The Joy Filled Catholic – A revert writing about the joy of the Catholic faith, and sharing resources that brought her back home.

La Joie Inattendue – Unexpected Joy – “An unlikely Catholic convert’s reflections on becoming a mother of 4 in less than 4 years.”

Cathlogic – A revert writing about the faith in the light of logic and reason.

Arma Dei – Equipping Catholic Families – Lots of great resources for learning to live the liturgical year.

Catholic All Year – Catholic family life and liturgical living. – If you are or were Reformed, or you have Reformed friends or family, or want some meaty answers to theological questions, go here. I spent hours on this blog when I was contemplating conversion, and they were hours well spent.

Sweeping Up Joy – Catholic faith and family life, and reflections on coping with a child with a serious illness.

Elizabeth Clare – Lovely Catholic blog by a fellow convert with a lot of homeschooling resources.

A Knotted Life

House Unseen Life Unscripted

This Ain’t the Lyceum

The Christian Freethinker – This is my hubby’s blog. He’s pretty awesome. Just saying.

Shameless Popery

A Catholic Newbie – Not recently updated, but still tons of resources for the new Catholic.