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How are you spending Advent?

Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Therese of Lisieux

In modern society, the Advent season has come to be treated as no more than the shopping and baking period between Thanksgiving and Christmas morning. While there is of course nothing wrong with either shopping or baking, it is important to take time to remember the meaning and significance of this liturgical season. It is a busy time of year, to be sure, but with a concise, yet insightful Advent meditations book every one can, and should, take a little time each day to pray and reflect on the deep meaning of the Advent season – in regards to both preparing for the anniversary of Christ’s birth and preparing for Christ’s second and final coming.

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Scott Hahn’s Best Friends

Angels and Saints by Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn is one of the greatest converts to Catholicism in modern history. His conversion story Rome Sweet Home alone has led many to the Faith and many more back to the Faith they left. This work alone would be enough to cement his legacy, but he has written a great many other notable works, including The Lamb's Supper and A Father Who Keeps His Promises, to further expound on the faith and teach converts, cradles, and reverts alike. Lately, Dr. Hahn has been publishing high theology works, which challenge us to grow in our faith and progress from spiritual milk to spiritual meat. Dr. Hahn has returned with a new work entitled Angels and Saints, which is a return to his way of writing that helped so many of us grow in the faith so many years ago.

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What you should know about St. Francis Cabrini

Sacred Heart at Mother Cabrini Shrine

Today is the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini! Best known for her work with schools, hospitals, and orphanages among immigrants in the United States—specifically Italian immigrants—and for founding the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Mother Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants and has a world-famous shrine dedicated to her in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Past these basic facts, Mother Cabrini's past is often overlooked.

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St. Martin’s Day and Veterans’ Day

St. Martin of Tours

Today is Saint Martin's Day! Also known as Martinmas, Saint Martin's Day has long been an important feast in the Church. Traditionally marking the end of autumn and the harvest season, Saint Martin's Day originally began a period of forty days of fasting, like Lent. That season was eventually shortened into Advent as we know it now, but Saint Martin's Day still remains a major feast around the world, and has many colorful traditions associated with it.

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Have you entered our Saints-In-Training photo contest?

Saints in Training Photo Contest

It’s time for our annual Saints in Training photo contest! Each year following All Saints Day we invite all of our customers to submit pictures of their “saints in training” so that our Facebook visitors can vote for their favorite. The top two vote-getters win $25 gift cards to our store. Here’s last year’s winner, St. Therese of Liseux. Enter ...

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A Feast Day for the Mother Church

Exterior of St. John Lateran

When most people think about churches in Rome, the first one that immediately jumps to mind is the world-famous Saint Peter’s basilica. The heart of Vatican City, it is the most visible location in the Catholic Church. What most people don’t know, however, is that Saint Peter’s isn’t the “highest-ranking” church in Rome. That honor goes to the Archbasilica of ...

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Save 40% on great gifts for Christmas

Save 40% this week

Save big on clearance items through next Saturday. Hundreds of books, patron saint medals and other gifts are on sale for 40% off. Here are some highlights: Catholicism for Dummies – $13.19 See all sale books St. Michael Marine Corp Medal – $27.60 See all sale jewelry

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The parish chant resource your choir is missing

English Psalm-Tone Propers for Liturgical Seasons and Feasts

This set of Propers using Psalm tones has been offered to make traditional plainchant available to any choir, regardless of experience, or the most humble cantor. Not only is the chant uncomplicated to begin with, but the tone is repeated from Sunday to Sunday reducing rehearsal time for each Mass.

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