Welcome to one of the most unique Catholic books complied about our Holy Father to date! In this gorgeous hardcover slipcase, you’ll discover the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, beginning with his birth in Argentina. And following him through childhood, his study at the Jesuit seminary, ordination and his rise from a bishop, to cardinal [...]Continue Reading
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December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
Advent is a wonderful time to spend in prayer and reflection on Christ’s miraculous entry into our world.
This year the blessed season of Advent begins on Sunday, Nov. 27, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Catholic families will once again celebrate the period before Christmas by lighting candles, commemorating the days with Advent [...]
December 6, 2016
Does singing the last carol at Christmas mass, opening the last present under the Christmas tree and putting away the last dish after Christmas dinner leave you wistful? You may want to follow the lead of generations of Catholics who celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas between the Nativity of the Lord on Dec. 25 [...]Continue Reading
November 30, 2016
Since the late 1850s families have made their own Advent calendars as they prepared for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus. This year that tradition continues. Catholics everywhere will once again reflect on Jesus and His gift of life for us, with the ritual of marking each of the 24 days leading to Christmas.
November 30, 2016
If you think Advent calendars are only for kids, think again. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the joy of counting down the days until the arrival of Jesus. There are an abundance of meaningful, inexpensive and fun ways for grown-ups to celebrate and honor Jesus, each [...]Continue Reading
November 28, 2016
The spirit of Jesus is everywhere during the Christmas season, even in the most unexpected places, like Christmas trees and Santa Claus. While some people believe these symbols have pagan roots, Christians can take heart knowing that these are very much symbols of God’s love for us.
Let’s explore this further by looking at six “secular” [...]
November 23, 2016
The Christmas tree is more Christian than you think. While some believe the tree is purely secular and rooted in pagan tradition, many Catholics believe the Christmas tree was embraced with the Gospel. Let’s take a look at the long history of the Christmas tree and its role in both Christian and pagan celebrations.
Ancient Pre-Christian [...]
November 17, 2016
For more than 1,000 years, people of faith around the world have been celebrating Advent. While the tradition has been through quite an evolution since its beginning, the heart of the season still remains—honoring and celebrating the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Today, gift giving is undoubtedly one of the most popular traditions [...]
November 16, 2016
When we think about prayer, sometimes we are filled with images of the saints caught up in wonder, their faces alight with love for God with arms outstretched, ready to accept whatever the Lord wishes to give. Some days, that’s us too! But there is another type of prayer. The prayer of those who come [...]Continue Reading
November 11, 2016
When we think of Advent calendars we think of counting down the days to the birth of Jesus, and the daily chocolate treat that typically comes with it. But what are your alternatives if your child can’t eat sugar or chocolate, or you simply want to have a healthier Advent option? Fortunately, there are plenty [...]Continue Reading