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Seven Common Misconceptions About Lent

Top 7 Misconceptions About Lent

Seven Common Misconceptions About Lent Whether you’ve been a Christian for 40 years or 40 minutes, there’s probably something you’re confused about when it comes to the season of Lent. Don’t worry. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Your own pastor may have to check with the bishop once in a while to make sure he’s got everything straight for …

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A Special Devotion for Your Lent

Stations of the Cross With the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Podcast

The Stations of the Cross are the Lenten devotion. Why not combine them with reflections on the Eucharist? Stations of the Cross With the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus is a wonderful devotional to pray before or after Mass. Listen as I talk with Father James Kubicki, director of the Apostleship of Prayer, about this new Lenten resource.

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Looking East: Clean Monday and Clean Fridges

Looking East - It's Clean Fridge Day

Eastern Lent is as rewarding as it is rigorous and Holy Mother Church in her great wisdom allows us to slowly move into Lent, gently easing us into the Great Fast. It is a gradual process and helps the faithful gather strength.

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Happy Birthday, Louis de Wohl!

Louis de Wohl

January 24th of this year would have been the 103rd birthday of Catholic novelist, Louis de Wohl. Since he’s not here to celebrate, we’re going to do it for him. Why make a big deal about 103? Well…everybody else already does centenaries. Maybe we’ll start a new trend!

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What is Septuagesima Sunday?

What is Septuagesima Sunday?

Before the calendar was revised to create Ordinary Time, the Sundays leading up to Lent had much more interesting names than "The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time."

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What is the Diaconate and who is Vincent of Saragossa?

What is a Deacon?

Giving Deacons Their Due It can be easy to take little notice of a deacon in the Catholic Church unless he comes plainly into view. You know, “Oh, look. Deacon Joe is going to do the homily, today.” Other than that, it’s fairly safe to say that we Catholics don’t necessarily think about our deacons all that much. Sure, we …

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Gift Ideas for Deacons

Gift Ideas for Deacons

Are you looking for a special birthday or Christmas gift for a deacon in your family or an ordination or anniversary gift for the deacon at your parish? If you are looking for a special gift for a deacon in your life, something that will serve as a reminder to his fulfillment of God’s work, Aquinas and More has a variety of products to suit your needs. From pendants and paperweights to the finest vestments, we carry a wonderful selection of religious products that make ideal gifts for deacons.

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