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9 Facts About the Sacred Heart

Nine Things You Didn't Know About the Sacred Heart

Sure, you know about the Sacred Heart. But do you know where the devotion came from or how long it took to be accepted? Nine things to share about the Sacred Heart.

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The Origins of the Mizpah Medal

The meaning of the Mizpah Medal

The origin of the Mizpah Medal A long time ago there was a man named Jacob. He traveled far from home and found employment working for his uncle Laban. Laban had a daughter named Rachel with whom Jacob fell in love. Jacob promised to work for Laban for seven years in exchange for permission to marry Rachel. Betrayal! Laban, being …

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How to Choose A First Communion Bible

How to Choose A First Communion Bible

To start off, what is a First Communion Bible? First Communion Bibles come in a variety of formats from a standard full-text Bible to picture Bibles. What sets them apart is a special records section for the First Communicant. This section typically contains a place to record the name, date and location of the First Communion. Several of these Bibles …

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas – Feast of St. John Neumann, Bishop

Saint John Neumann

In America it isn't easy being Catholic. Christmas always makes this particularly obvious as we're bombarded things we must buy, movies we must see and parties we must attend. Even the best in our culture would have us believe that the true meaning of Christmas is spending time with family. The belief in America as the land of opportunity has often been twisted into the idea that America is the place for me to live my life and further my material interests.

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The Tenth Day of Christmas – The Holy Name of Jesus

Adoration of the Holy Name of Jesus

Why honor the Holy Name of Jesus? In the New Testament, St. Paul writes that God the Father “bestowed on him (Christ Jesus) the name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is …

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The Ninth Day of Christmas – The Feast. of St. Basil the Great

Saint Basil the Great

Who was Saint Basil the Great? St. Basil was Bishop of Caesarea (an area now in eastern Turkey) in the fourth century and is one of the foremost Doctors of the Church who, along with St. Athanasius, is noted as an outstanding defender of Christian orthodoxy during the Arian heresy – a heresy that denied the Divine Nature of Christ, …

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The Second Day of Christmas – St. Stephen’s Day

St. Stephen, the first martyr

Who was Saint Stephen? St. Stephen was the first martyr in the Church and is the patron saint of deacons. Dissatisfaction concerning the distribution of alms from the community's fund having arisen in the Church, seven men were selected and specially ordained by the Apostles to take care of the temporal relief of the poorer members. Of these first seven …

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Catholic Black Friday Specials

Catholic Black Friday Specials

This Thanksgiving weekend we have a bunch of great Catholic Black Friday specials for you! All specials are good from 11/23/2017 through 11/26/2017. Specials apply to new orders only and some only apply to in-stock items. See below for details.   Save 15% on our most popular Christmas card – Kissing the Face of God.           …

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