Two for Others Tuesday: Special Three-Part Conclave Edition

Serve others in Christ's name

  1. We came across this adorable DIY papal conclave playset for little ones.  Regina at A Living Garden has made something simple that allows the whole conclave process to come alive.  Visit and play!  
  2. Come si elegge il papa interactive slideshow is great for older children who can read and click.
  3. And now, on a completely unrelated note, I encourage you to visit Introvert Fairy Tales.  These are brief but brilliant takes on familiar stories, only they are rewritten for the introvert’s version of “happily ever after.”  It may be entirely secular, but I see this as a wonderful illustration of the fact that not everyone’s “happily ever after” involves being attached to one human creature romantically for the rest of this earthly life.  Solitude is not unhealthy.  Contemplation and the pursuit of mental joys is not sinful. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have monasteries like this one.  I’ve met those ladies through the grille.  They all look happy and healthy enough to me.
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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

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