How Do I Start My Atrium?

Congratulations! You've decided to start a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium in your school, congregation, or home! You have chosen an experiential, Montessori-based method of praying with children. The atrium is a special place for your beloved children to encounter the Good Shepherd. But where do you start? It takes 3 critical elements to... Continue Reading →

Big Changes Coming to Mustard Seed Training!

tl;dr: Existing Farrell Ink posts will remain for future reference Mustard Seed Training is moving to Please join my "Catechists' Corner" Facebook group or follow my Facebook page. Hello, loyal friends! It's been 10 years since I started Farrell Ink! Wow! In the past decade, I have encountered thousands of adult education students and... Continue Reading →

Is Hallowe’en a Christian Holiday?

Short answer: It can be. The word "Hallowe'en" comes from "All Hallows Eve." Hallowed means holy, as in "hallowed be thy name." Thus "All Hallows" is another way to say "All the Holies" aka "All Saints Day" which is celebrated on November 1st.   Since we can't possibly know all of the people who are... Continue Reading →

Why Do Rainbows Remind Us of the Dead?

After storms, we remember the dead when we see rainbows.

Daily Reading: Celebrating Our Adoption Day!

This morning, I got to read one of my favorite verses in scripture. The first reading is from Acts 15, when the early Christian communities have gathered in Jerusalem to deal with one of the biggest controversies in the early Church. As you may have figured out by now, I love to study controversy, and... Continue Reading →

Sister’s Secret: Victoria’s Got Nothing on Us!

Confession: This summer, I became known as "the underwear lady." Quick links: CSSJ Federation Event 2016, Event Banquet Video,  Esperanza Threads, PACT women's apparel, Fundraise with Spreadshirt, CIW's Fair Food Shirts, Cruelty Free Clothing Guide Picture this: 700 people at round tables in a banquet room in Orlando, Florida. The tables are tastefully decorated with white... Continue Reading →

Back-to-school shopping? Support “Women Priests in Ireland”!

While you are buying textbooks, support a book-in-progress on Irish women priests by author Meagen Farrell.

NOLA: Adult Education, Poor Boys & Beignets!

This post is in memory of Kathleen Bahlinger, CSJ who just shocked the community with her sudden passing while in active, great health at the age of 75. I had the pleasure of meeting Sr Kathleen during a visit to New Orleans in March for the amazing 2013 COABE National Conference. One of my life... Continue Reading →

Les Miserables: Adult Literacy & Electing a Pope

Les Miserables is more than just a movie! Some snippets of what Victor Hugo had to say about the Papal Conclave, prison, and education.

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