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A rose vestment by any other name… What is Laetare Sunday?

Laetare Sunday Sale

“Laetare” comes from a line in the Latin liturgy for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, "Laetare Jerusalem" which means, “Rejoice, Jerusalem!” Since the fourth Sunday falls toward the middle of Lent, it’s a day set aside as “Laetare Sunday” to remember the joy that is coming on Easter Sunday. Once upon a time, the pope would bless golden roses at this time of year, which were sent to Catholic heads of state; that’s where the tradition of rose vestments seems to have originated. Many a priest wishes they had gone for the gold, but they didn’t. Sorry, guys.

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Four Tips to making your home more Catholic this year

Four Tips to making your home more Catholic this year

As the new year begins, people almost can't help but make resolutions. We want to lose weight, eat healthier, sleep more, take a vacation and the like. But what about resolutions for your prayer life, whether individually or as a family? Too often we can become focused on the external changes we want to make while neglecting our own spiritual growth. Below you'll find some ideas on how to deepen your prayer life both individually and as a family.

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What Should I do for Lent?

Tips for Deciding What to do for Lent

“Are you ready for Lent?” It’s one of those questions you don’t quite know how to answer. Of course, sometimes people aren’t really looking for an answer—just an opportunity to tell you about their own superhuman Lent. Be ready to look on in admiration as you hear all about the bread & water regimen they’re adopting, along with the twelve complete rosaries each week and the family Summa nights they have planned.

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