Mary on the Mantel: A Catholic Alternative to Elf on the Shelf

Mary On The Mantel

You've probably heard of Elf on the Shelf, but how about Mary on the Mantel? Rather than reporting mischief, every morning Mary can be found with a message encouraging children to do a specific act of kindness each day. 

The concept was created by the founder of Be a Heart, a Catholic lifestyle products company. The Mary doll is intended to help children enter more deeply into Advent by encouraging parents to engage in conversations with their sons and daughters about each Feast day during the season of Advent. Read more about Mary on the Mantel in this Catholic News Agency article, and on the Be a Heart website. 
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December 7, 2020 - 4:22pm

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