About Catholic Inspired

Catholic Inspired started in 2010 as a family blog that shared faith-centered ideas and activities that we had done together as a family. Today we are more than just a blog. Catholic Inspired has grown into an online area where parents, grandparents, and teachers can find helpful crafts, activities, and printables to help them teach the Catholic faith and make the Liturgical year more faith-filled! 
We started our blog with the hopes of helping teachers and parents. ​Most of these crafts, ideas, and printables are totally free, however, we do charge a small fee for access to some of the other files. That fee will help us cover the cost of running Catholic Inspired and will enable us to create even more files and activities for you to use!

​Catholic Gifts from Catholic Inspired

Our Catholic Gift shop opened in 2013 as a fun venture for mom and her teen daughters to enjoy together! It ended up growing into its own mission! Visit our “sister site” which is located on Etsy. There we sell custom Catholic jewelry, key-rings, zipper pulls, craft kits, and Catholic art supplies.  CLICK HERE​ to visit our shop. ​​
​Our shop is owned and operated by our family.  We love making custom items to fit your personal devotion! We try to be sure that all the pieces are in good order and will be perfect for you! 

About the Lawrence Family

Hi and welcome, I’m Jen-Marie Lawrence. Personally, I’d prefer to remove my picture and name from the site and blog. But I know that when I visit other sites, stores, and blogs I want to know who’s behind it. So if you are like me you are wondering about who is at the roots of Catholic Inspired…

I was blessed in 1997 to marry a wonderful man. Jon is my best friend and has been for over half my life. Together, he and I have had 9 children. I’m honored to be their mother – for they give me an understanding of the love of Our Lord.
​Jon and I home-educate our children in Pennsylvania. Every day is a challenge and a stress as we raise our 9 kids in the hopes that they will someday be saints in Heaven. The only way I get through each day is with God and my husband at my side. ​

​​Jon and I first met as we both helped teach at our parish’s CCD/RE classes. He taught high school and I helped with 8th grade. Then, we were “set-up” by the DRE – a sweet old nun!
Today, we enjoy teaching our own kids the Catholic faith. With Jon as my faithful “sidekick” (although he’d playfully argue that I am his sidekick!), we try to find creative ways to teach the faith to our kids.
We have six girls and three boys – ages 23 to 10. Plus, we have three little ones in Mother Mary’s care.
​Our kids are happy kids. They are often laughing, and they have an unusual sense of humor! (Like Mom and Dad!) They make their own fun by playing together, drawing, creating crafty things, or just reading. ​

Thanks for visiting us!
​I hope you find something on Catholic Inspired to help you, your family, or your class on this difficult journey to heaven!


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