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Coffee! Now THAT’S the way to start my morning

Mystic Monk Coffee

Do you wish you could avoid the crazy price of coffee at your local coffee shop? Do you wish you could find delicious coffee that you could brew at home? Wouldn't it be great if you could buy coffee and support Catholics at the same time?

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The Oplatki Christmas Wafer Tradition

Oplatki Christmas Wafers

A Beautiful and Inspiring Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe Oplatki Christmas WafersAmong Catholic families in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the start of the traditional Wigilia (Christmas Eve Vigil) meal begins with the 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 widely known in English-speaking countries simply as the Christmas wafer. Some eastern German families are also known to use a wafer called Opladen in their Christmas cooking.

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Scott Hahn’s Best Friends

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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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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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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Spanish Statue Finishes

Spanish Statue Header

Our gorgeous church statuary from Spain is some of the most beautiful that you can put in your church. It is hand-made and hand-painted by a company that has been producing statues since 1880. There are a few things to know before purchasing one of our statues. First, these statues are made to order and are coming directly from Spain …

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Official Prayer to St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II

Until this morning I didn't know that there was an official prayer to St. John Paul II.   What intercessions would you ask St. John Paul for?    Official Vatican Prayer to Saint John Paul II   Oh, Saint John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing! Bless the church that you loved and served and guided, courageously …

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