Crafting a Liturgical Life: Monastic Practices for the Modern Mom


My name is Lauren, and I am the creator of Gathering Manna: Moment by Moment Spirituality For Moms. My blog and my e-courses exist as an apostolate to help Catholic and Christian moms find more peace, joy, and purpose in their lives through contemplative and liturgical spirituality.

I have found great joy and strength from adopting a moment-by-moment relationship with God as taught to us by the Carmelite and Contemplative saints, and it is my mission in life to share these beautiful truths with you! We draw our resources from the writings of the saints, and the Holy Fathers, as well as modern creatives and theologians who have helped us to dig into the rich tradition that is ours in Christ.

I have created several e-courses to aid moms in this journey and I am thrilled to present to you: 

Crafting a Liturgical Life: Monastic Practices for the Modern Mom

This course is a 6-week journey into living more liturgically as a means of adopting a more present, and moment by moment relationship with God, His Church, and with each other as a family.  Some of the topics we will cover are...

...seeing time as GOD sees time and adjusting our views to match him in our       daily rhythms

...learning how to stay connected with God moment by moment 

...the importance of creating a rule of life that governs our days

...marriage and parenting with God's view of time

...setting up and decorating your little "Domestic Church"

...planning for family formation and prayer time that actually works for you

...and so, so much more! 

Will you join me? 

These practices have changed my life and they are changing others lives as well...

Here's what students are saying about this course...

"Crafting a Liturgical Life has been the resource I’ve needed, for creating a prayer life/atmosphere, in my life. Lauren has helped me see that it is not a one size fits all approach, and that it can very easily fit into my own life."


"Thank you so much for doing this! I have attempted to begin this process several times on my own, but having you lead the way and hold my hand is proving to be much more successful"


I finished watching session one last night and it was extremely inspiring. I loved how you explained the definition of time. Such a great perspective and I never thought of ordering my day around prayer! 


We need each other, mama! 

Let me share everything I've learned with YOU

Table of Contents

What Does it Mean to "Live Liturgically"?
The Ordering of Our Days
The Ordering of Our Weeks and Months
The Ordering of Sacred Objects in our Home
The Ordering of our Priorities
Swimming Against the Tide: Overcoming Hurdles in Your Journey
**Extra Lesson** Deuteronomy 6--God's Heart for Our Families
**Extra Lesson** Crafting Your Rule of Life--Practicum

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need once all the modules are posted.

Is it just the videos and forms?

No, I want to make sure you understand and get all the help you need! Once you are registered, you will have option to join a secret Facebook discussion group where I will meet with you once a week LIVE and post things throughout the week to help you apply what you are learning. You can also find many resources at our Facebook community at:
and our website: soon!

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at, or you can message me through the Facebook group:

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Let's pursue more joy together!