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5 tips for Living the Marian Consecration

5 Ways to Live the Marian Consecration

Okay. You’ve been through St. Louis de Monfort’s classic Preparation for Total Consecration, or Father Michael Gaitley’s wonderful contemporary take on consecration, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Now what? What does it mean to live a life of Marian consecration?

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Living the Easter Season with Your Family

Living Easter with Your Family

So often our world seems to cut our joyous holidays short or misunderstand the meaning of the season. During Advent, stores and commercials build up the holiday hype of Christmas, but the day after Christmas everything is marked down and pushed away. Meanwhile, Catholics spend Advent preparing, with eager anticipation, for Christ’s birth on Christmas. Christmas day comes and we continue the celebration through the Epiphany (January 6th) or even through the Presentation (February 2nd).

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museums represent a collection that dates back about three centuries before the founding of the United States. And there’s great news! On April 24th this year, admission to the Vatican Museums is FREE! Fabulous. Right? Pack up the family and get on over there!

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5 Top Confirmation gift ideas

Top 5 Confirmation Gifts

The catechism has been studied, the saints have been researched, the names have been selected, the sponsors have been chosen—the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation is ready to go. Except for the gift! Another challenging event for gift-givers who want to do something more than stick a few dollars in an envelope, to do something meaningful that respects the importance of what happens at Confirmation.

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5 ways to get ready for Mass

5 ways to get ready for Mass

Even those of us who love going to Mass on Sunday can have weeks when we don’t feel entirely present—that we’re “not getting anything out of it” because we seem to have shown up without much to put into it. A lot of times, those days can be the result of our hurried contemporary lifestyles. We find ourselves at Mass feeling as if the week simply swept us along and dropped us into our regular pew without even stopping at home. Since Mass is our path toward the Eucharist—“the source and summit” of our lives as Christians—it’s probably worth putting in some extra effort to avoid those not-entirely-present occasions. Here are a few ideas we’d like to share.

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What’s your Catholic passion? The Latin Mass

Thank you for having this Rose Chasuble available. It arrived with plenty of time to spare. There were many compliments given to Father. He was especially pleased with the quality and the color. St. John Paul II Parish

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Four Catholic Mothers’ Day gift ideas for you

Catholic Mothers' Day Gifts

On May 9th of 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation, proclaiming the very first Mother’s Day—ushering in a great tradition of celebration, appreciation and angst-ridden gift shopping for people who have no clue what Mom wants. Why not ask Mom? Because Mom—who can seemingly handle any crisis, solve any problem, answer any question—is of absolutely no help in that regard:

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What’s your Catholic Passion? The Latin Mass

Hi Ian!  Here is a picture taken this past Sunday before the 10:30 Traditional Latin Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Wilmington DE.  I'm holding up my recently acquired 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal and Latin-English Tridentine Booklet Missal.  I'd rate both books 10/10, and your service 11/10!  Keep up the great work! Pax vobiscum! Jim

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