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Words of Priestly Wisdom: Insights on Advent’s Core Themes of Hope, Preparation, Joy, & Love

Advent — the season of anticipation of Jesus Christ’s birth and preparation for His second coming is on the way. And to truly honor the meaning of the season, it can be helpful to focus on Advent’s key themes: hope, preparation, joy, and love.
Last fall, we were fortunate enough to speak with four Minnesota-based priests [...]

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Avoiding the Christmas Chaos: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for the Season of Giving

While Advent, the season of preparation ahead of the Christmas celebration, is still months away, we believe it’s never too early to start planning and prepping for the season of giving.
Because let’s face it, when the holiday season “officially” arrives, our schedules can get pretty chaotic—despite our best attempts to stay true to old traditions [...]

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The Catholic Beginner’s Guide to Selecting a Godparent for Your Child

You’ll experience plenty of firsts bringing a child into the world. Their first steps. Their first words. And, of course, their first sacrament: Baptism — which signals the beginning of their relationship with God.
Of course, when it comes to launching your child’s journey with God through Baptism, a godparent plays an important role — and [...]

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The Catholic Beginner’s Guide to Being A Godparent

Anyone who loves fairy tales knows the importance of the godparent. The character is often central to the story, and serves as a moral compass and mentor. While fairy tales are often fantasy, the stories can offer a small glimpse into the real-life role of being a Catholic godparent. Minus the fairy dust and magic [...]

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How to Honor the Tradition of St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena Prayer

While its origins are unknown, reciting the St. Andrew Christmas Novena prayer has been a staple tradition within the Catholic Advent season for at least a century.
As most faithful Catholics know, St. Andrew was the first to be called on by Jesus to become a disciple. So, it’s quite fitting that the Feast of St [...]

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5 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for Their First Communion

First Communion is an important milestone in a Catholic child’s life as they enter into the wholeness of their Catholic faith by partaking in the Eucharist. But there’s so much to do to get ready, including sending invitations to loved ones, buying the perfect apparel, and selecting the most faith-filled gifts to commemorate it. While [...]

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7 Ideas for Celebrating Lent Your Way

The Lenten season of reflection, prayer, fasting and simple living will arrive on Feb. 14, 2018. How do you plan to celebrate the season?
 
Everyone has their own way of celebrating Lent—and if you’re looking to start some new traditions or need a little inspiration, Leaflet Missal can help. Below you’ll find seven ideas for celebrating [...]

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8 Delicious Meat-Free Lent Recipes to Level Up Your Fridays

Last Updated: Feb. 7, 2018
Lent is a time of simple living, prayer, reflection, and fasting—and meatless Fridays those observing Lent meat rules. Below we have compiled a collection of some tasty meat-free Lent recipes to help you stick to the Lent Friday no meat tradition while also fueling you and your family.
Fish Tacos

To kick off our [...]

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Why a Personalized Bible Is Still One of the Best Gifts Around

For hundreds of years, people have relied on creating a personal connection with Scripture through personalized bibles. Generations of families have recorded important events, couples have received personalized bibles signifying their new marriages and parents everywhere have loved personalized Roman Catholic Bibles as gifts celebrating First Communion or Confirmation.

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What is the Best Catholic Bible for You?

The knowledge of God's Word in our lives has a direct effect on our relationship with Christ. Yet if you don't have the best Catholic Bible for your unique needs, you may be missing out on opportunities to grow your faith. Catholics have a broad range of choices when it comes to selecting a Bible. Finding the right edition for you will depend on your study purposes and what type of language style you prefer.

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