A little bit about Immaculata Kids...
Do you need a fun and accessible method of doing so?
Immaculata Kids might be able to help.
The mission of Immaculata Kids is to bring families closer to Jesus through the intercession of Mary by making Marian Devotion approachable for both parents and their children.
Marian Devotion is beautiful and not something to be feared or avoided. Our Heavenly Mother wants to guide us towards her Son.
Marian Devotion is something that has been present in my life since moving to Canada with my family when I was four years old. Going to Rosary Group every Tuesday after morning Mass to make Rosaries for the missions. Planning and planting Mary gardens at each new house we moved to. Making blueberry flavoured desserts on Marian feast days. Praying the Rosary regularly and learning about new to me Marian Apparitions.
Doing all of these things sparked a curiosity in me. I longed to know the history and meaning behind these things. Perhaps you have found yourself asking some of the same questions I had. Why did people start planting Mary Gardens? Why do we pray the Rosary? Why should we use Marian intercession? What does that even mean? Is it wrong to pray to Mary? Is there a Marian feast day every single day of the year?
As I began finding answers to these questions, I began to wonder if other people thought about the same things; asked themselves the same questions I wanted answers to as a child. As you may well know, children are very curious and ask many questions. In fact, they are famous for it. They try to figure things out for themselves and soak up tons of information.
Because of this, I was inspired to share not only the questions I came across in my journey, but the answers I was discovering too.
Marian Devotion is something that is not as widely discussed in the Catholic faith. It is something that is encouraged, but not really explained or presented in way that is easy to understand, especially for children. St. Louis de Montfort’s writing is truly beautiful, but far beyond the comprehension of the average child.
The purpose of Immaculata Kids is to answer questions about our relationship with the Mother of God. To help them see what Marian Devotion can be and how they can apply it to their own lives.
I advocate Marian Devotion for families who desire to deepen their relationship with Jesus through the guidance and intercession of Our Lady. Mother Mary, pray for us!
I now invite you to explore my creation. Immaculata Kids Monthly Newsletters for Catholic Kids.
Immaculata Kids Newsletter
The Immaculata Kids Newsletter offers a fun way to teach children about Marian Intercession. Through the Newsletters, families can learn what Marian Devotion is, what it looks like and how they apply it to their own lives through relatable stories about a fictional Catholic Family.
The stories included in the newsletters explore Marian Apparitions and especially the power of Marian Intercession. Stories topics in the past include:
- Mary Gardens
- The Power of the Rosary
- Marian Intercession
- Setting Spiritual Goals
- Catholic Devotionals
- Our Lady of Clemency
- Our Lady of Rennes
- Our Lady of Guadalupe
- and more!
There is a new Immaculata Kids Newsletter released every month.
Inside each Newsletter, you will find a Saints Quote, a list of major Marian feast days for that month, a small piece about a specific topic or feast day, a psalm, a new prayer, and a fictional story related to a certain Marian apparition or feast day.
In addition to the newsletter, you will also receive access to a variety of digital resources. These include printable coloring pages, feast day celebration ideas, recipes, links to safe websites, activity sheets, and more.
These letters are appropriate for children between the ages of 5 and 12 and are geared for both boys and girls. The story topics for this coming year will focus on lesser known Marian apparitions from around the world.
For further information about the Immaculata Kids Monthly Newsletter Subscription for Kids, please browse the frequently asked questions below or ask your own using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Subscription Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Immaculata Kids Newsletter Subscription?
The Immaculata Kids Newsletter Subscription was inspired by Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s Militia of the Immaculata and his publication the Knights of the Immaculate magazine. While children are too young to join the Militia of the Immaculata and likely would be too young to read the official Knights of the Immaculate magazines, they can certainly enjoy these child-friendly alternatives.
They are not a one to one replacement. In fact, the Immaculata Kids newsletters are very different from those of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, or the ones still being published today. However, they aim to serve the same purpose. To bring souls to Jesus through Mary!
What is included in the Newsletter Subscription?
Every month, you will receive one newsletter. If you signed up as an individual, then you will get an envelope delivered via snail mail to your home every month. Inside the envelope, you will find the newsletter, which includes a Saints Quote, a list of major Marian feast days for that month, a small piece about a specific topic or feast day, a psalm, a new prayer, and a fictional story related to a certain Marian apparition or feast day.
What are the stories about?
I’m glad you asked. The stories included in the Immaculata Kids Newsletters are all about our dear Mother in Heaven, Mary, and how she can help us get closer to her Son, Jesus.
What age range are these letters appropriate for? Are they geared more towards boys or girls?
The letters would be appropriate for preschool (if read to them) all the way to middle grade aged children. They are not geared towards boys or girls, and the main characters in the stories consist of a variety of both.
When I subscribe, do I just get the Newsletter?
No. As a matter of fact, if you subscribe as an individual you will also receive access to a variety of online resources included with your monthly subscription letter, including colouring pages, recipes, word search puzzles, tutorials, craft or activity ideas, links to websites and videos, book lists, and more.
Do you mail the newsletters internationally? Does it cost extra to do so?
We will offer international shipping. At this time, international shipping does not cost extra. However, if I do get quite a few international subscribers I may have to consider adding a small fee for shipping costs.
I want to purchase a subscription for a friend as a gift. Is this possible?
Yes! We now offer the option for you to purchase a gift subscription.
I want to purchase a subscription on behalf of my parish. Is this possible?
Yes! If you would like to purchase a subscription on behalf of your parish, then simply choose the parish subscription option. When you do, the entire parish will be able to gain access to the digital edition of the newsletters and they can also be added to the weekly Church bulletin if desired.
There will be a different topic every month, each relating to Our Lady.
About the face behind Immaculata Kids
Hello, there! I am Maria von Hatten, the face behind Immaculata Kids
I am a young Catholic children’s literature author and Marian Devotion advocate. I help families who desire to strengthen their faith and learn more about Mother Mary by writing stories for the whole family to enjoy. I would like to introduce my method of spreading Marian Devotion:
My Immaculata Kids Newsletter offers a fun way to teach children about Marian Intercession. Through the Newsletters, families can learn what Marian Devotion is, what it looks like and how they apply it to their own lives through relatable stories about a fictional Catholic Family.