Free Advent activities
Holy Your baby this week!

Are you remembering to pray for your baby every single day? He or she is 2 weeks old now! Watch this week’s video to learn about this stage in your baby’s development!

Deal of the Day

While many parents still don’t know about their babies yet, they can start finding out at about this time! There are many changes happening in the mother’s body due to the baby growing inside of her, and now pregnancy tests can start to tell these changes. No matter who on earth does or doesn’t know about your baby yet, though, everyone in Heaven is very excited about this new little soul! Your baby was given a very special Guardian Angel when he or she was first conceived, and this Angel is already watching over your little baby!

What do we know about Guardian Angels?

In the Bible, St. Paul calls Angels “ministering spirits sent to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14). Jesus, too, speaks about Angels, particularly the Guardian Angels of little children! When speaking about children, Jesus says, “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their Angels in Heaven always see the face of My Father who is in Heaven” (Matthew 18:10).

Print Spiritual Adoption coloring pagesPope Benedict XVI, in a Sunday Angelus address from October 2, 2011, reminds us all to call on our Guardian Angels, and says, “Dear friends, the Lord is ever close and active in humanity’s history and accompanies us with the unique presence of His Angels, whom today the Church venerates as “Guardian Angels,” that is, ministers of the divine care for every human being. From the beginning until the hour of death, human life is surrounded by their constant protection.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that Angels’ have a special job to help bring about God’s plan of salvation, and Guardian Angels do this by guiding and protecting each person on earth! (CCC 328-336)

Guardian Angels can’t force us to do something, though, so you should pray to your Angel often so that you can listen when he guides you. Pray to your baby’s Angel, too, to help guide and protect your baby and your baby’s parents!

SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PRAYER

Spiritual Adoption Prayer CardYou can download and print Fulton Sheen’s spiritual adoption prayer here, which you should pray every day. The download also includes an extra prayer from Pope Saint John Paul II!

If you want, you can also buy “Family 5-packs” of prayer cards with Fulton Sheen’s prayer on them! You can get them so everyone in your family can carry one around, or give them away to others and encourage them to spiritually adopt a baby as well!

DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL

Print JournalEach bi-weekly email will include a journal, so you can learn about your own unborn journey by talking to your parents and family! You can download our printable journal pages here.

BABY VIDEO

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