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An Opportunity to Learn More About What Happens After This Life

November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls. A time to honor and to pray for all those who have fallen asleep in the Lord – Praying with the Saints for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Susan Tassone’s new book will help you to renew, or to start, your devotion to the Holy Souls.This inspiring book shows you how you ...

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Catholic Gift Certificates from Aquinas and More – A Gift Everyone Will Enjoy

The perfect gift idea! The gift recipient can pick out their own selection with an Aquinas and More gift certificate. When you don’t know exactly what to buy someone, the perfect solution is an Aquinas and More gift certificate. Buy Aquinas and More gift certificates right here. Please visit our Year of the Priest specialty store by clicking on the ...

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Rosary / Lepanto Haiku Winners Have Been Chosen

After lots of soul searching (we read the poems), research into the history and spirit of haiku (we looked up the proper number of syllables on Wikpiedia), research into Japanese (we learned how to spell haiku) we have been able to come up with the winners of our contest. Turkish bow is bent Noble Cross must surely fall Lady breaks ...

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Again, Why Would You Move Manufacturing to China?

Maybe because things like having three priests arrested and then having the arrest denied by the Chinese officials doesn’t bother you that much. The whereabouts of three “underground” priests in northern China, detained by police months ago, are still unknown while another has apparently been persuaded to join the “open” Church, say sources. Fathers Liu Jianzhong, Zhang Cunhui and Zhong ...

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The Story of Oplatki – A Beautiful Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe

A Beautiful and Inspiring Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe Among Catholic families in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the start of the traditional Wigilia (Christmas Eve Vigil) meal begins with Oplatki, Oblatky, or Plotkele, a thin Communion-like rectangular wafer made of unleavened bread and stamped with different Christmas symbols. Some families call it the “bread of Love” and it is ...

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Rosary Winner Announced, New Contest Starts

Congratulations to Mickie from Texas who won this week’s Sterling Silver Rosary giveaway at Rosarycatalog.com! This week we are giving away a White Cloisonne Rosary valued at $120! This exquisite rosary has 8mm white with green and pink closinne beads.  The “Our Father” beads are daisy-capped.  The Miraculous Medal center and the finely detailed crucifix are sterling silver.  The rosary ...

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Art and Architecture of Greece.

Last week was my class trip to Greece in which we took a whirlwind tour of many of the ancient Greek cities and sites. We visited, Olympia, Delphi, Athens and other cities. Since we had to take a ferry to Greece, we drove from Rome down to the port city of Bari, which is located close to the heel of ...

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Magnificat Year For Priests Companion Is In Stock

If you are at all familiar with the Advent, Christmas and Rosary Companions produced by Magnificat you know that this new companion will be a great guide through the Year for Priests. This booklet includes: A novena honoring nine different dimensions of the priestly vocation. Meditation texts that invite a greater appreciation of the priesthood. Enlightening essays about the priestly ...

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Win a Sterling Silver $125 Rosary at RosaryCatalog.com

To celebrate the month of the Rosary RosaryCatalog.com will be giving away one rosary each week to a lucky shopper. These rosaries aren’t your standard rosary. Each one retails for at least $75! For purchases made on the RosaryCatalog.com site between October 11st and October 17th we will be giving away this gorgeous Sterling Silver Rosary: This beautiful rosary has 6mm sterling ...

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Sample Submissions from Our Rosary Haiku Contest

If you missed the details, read our Rosary / Lepanto post. Here are some examples Facebook users submitted for the contest. Turkish bow is bent Noble Cross must surely fall Lady breaks the string Gazing from his See Pius pleads and Moors retreat Queen of Victory Virtue of freemen Allies of heart, aspired feats. Vanquished servile foe. If you haven’t ...

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