Sometimes even the saints, those closest to the Divine Heart of Jesus, ask themselves, “Am I serving God?” This singular question illuminates many of the daily entries of our choice for April’s Catholic Book of the Month, “In God’s Hands; the Spiritual Diaries of Pope Saint John Paul II” Over the course of his papacy [...]Continue Reading
April 18, 2018
April 2, 2018
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 [...]
April 2, 2018
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 [...]Continue Reading
March 13, 2018
The themes present in this beautiful work are as follows: Adoration, Priesthood, Reparation, Friendship, Consolation, Trust and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lord, through the hand of this humble author, here tells us of His deep desire for personal friendship with his priests, in order that a sacerdotal, or priestly, Pentecost may set hearts on [...]Continue Reading
February 26, 2018
The giving and receiving of Easter baskets is a centuries-old tradition, signaling the beginning of spring, the end of the Lenten season and fasting, and the rise of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Whether you’re looking to stuff the baskets of children, teens, or adults, we’ve put together a compilation of some of our most popular [...]
February 14, 2018
Lent is a time of prayer, reflection, fasting, penance, and preparation, honoring the ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, the beginning of the 40-day and 40-night event — Ash Wednesday — falls on Feb. 14, with the season coming to a close Saturday, March 1, the night before Easter Sunday.
To aide you [...]
February 13, 2018
Lent is a period of repentance and reflection. A time to come to terms with human nature and grow in our faith through prayer, confession, fasting, and almsgiving.
Although surprising to the uninitiated, the Lenten season culminates in a holiday more important to Christians than Christmas: Easter. And while Easter is a joyous occasion for [...]
February 12, 2018
The Lenten season is the most significant time in the Catholic calendar, even more so than Advent and the Christmas season. During Lent, we mourn Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, repent of the sins that made His suffering necessary, and rejoice in His resurrection. These mysteries are at the very foundation of our faith.
February 12, 2018
Can your smartphone bring you closer to God?
There’s no denying that smartphones can be isolating and distracting. Staring at that screen causes the world to disappear. Meaningful human interaction is often replaced with a stream of likes and shares.
It’s no surprise, then, that some choose to give up smartphones or social media for Lent [...]
January 30, 2018
Near the banks of the river Amper, there is a place that has drawn artists of all sorts to paint or recreate its natural splendor. On the Dachau Concentration Camp on a clear day, one could even make out the majestic Alps in the distance. During the Middle Ages, this sprawling city was a commercial [...]Continue Reading