"A Catholic Home is The Domestic Church”
Two main reasons why this is a very true saying is that parents are primarily responsible for children's religious teachings and families spend much more time in their homes than they do at the church. Why not bring some of those same elements from the Church that draw souls to God and incorporate them into your home?
It’s a great way to set the scene for the Domestic Church in your home. There are no rules in making a home altar, you can do this easily by creating your own home altar with (1) saint statues, (2) icons or framed Catholic art, (3) catholic candles, and a (4) crucifix.
Home Altar Basics
- Holy Water
- Catholic icon or Catholic art
- Statue or image of Our Mother Mary
- Your favorite saint in statue or image
- Your favorite rosary
- Catholic Bible
- Prayer cards and/or prayer book
You can continue to build out your altar over time with other additions to make it a special place for you and the whole family. Setting up a home altar can certainly be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, choose something that is doable for you.
If you are planning to create or recreate your home altar, we have a bunch of merchandise in Hope Christian Store where you can incorporate them into your home altar!