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St. Ephraem and the Eucharist

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. — Saint Ephraem The greatest Syriac Father and most renowned Patristic poet, Ephraem the deacon is an example of liturgical fidelity and charitable service to all. Perhaps more well …

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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a wonderful historical expression of the Church's piety for Christ, her Spouse and Lord: it calls for a fundamental attitude of conversion and reparation, of love and gratitude, apostolic commitment and dedication to Christ and His saving work. Next Friday, June 15th, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are two things …

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We Have Winners!

Thank for your all the wonderful stories again this year in our annual First Communion Story Contest. After a week of voting, we are please to announce a winner and tw0 runner-ups! 1st Place goes to: Denise Laubacher, with her heartfelt story, “A Very Special First Communion“. Denise has won a $100 gift certificate to Aquinas and More Catholic Goods. Runner …

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Last Day to Vote in our First Communion Stories Contest!

 Thanks for all the GREAT entries in our First Communion Story Contest! It's the final day of voting! The winners will be announced on May 31st. Scroll through the site for the stories, or click on the links below.  Stories are listed in the order in which they were submitted. First Communion Stories My First Holy Communion A Very Special …

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The Night of the Grand-Slam of Sacraments

There is a long, twisting tale of how I finally made it to the wide world of Catholicism, but that isn't the story for now. The story of my first communion, (also known as “The night of the grand-slam of sacraments” or…”Easter Vigil” to some) is the story of nerves. You see, I was fully prepared for the goings-on involved …

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A Mother's Memory

It was the Saturday before my daughter’s First Communion. My daughter was well catechized and had a clear understanding about this Sacrament. I was standing behind her, making final adjustments to her First Communion veil as I studied her reflection in the bathroom mirror. Suddenly – out of nowhere – I saw tears swelling up in her eyes. I asked …

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Last Day to Enter our First Communion Story Contest!

Do you want a chance to win $100 from Aquinas and More Catholic Goods? Enter our First Communion Story Contest, going on right now! Today is the last day you can tell us your story. You have until midnight on Monday, May 21.  Submit your unique story about your First Holy Communion by creating an account and then sending it in! Your …

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My First Holy Communion

When my husband and I were married in the Catholic Church 35 years ago, I was not a Catholic and my husband was not a practicing one. After we had been married 2 years we decided religion was what was missing out of our marriage. We began to attend church and after a year of attending I decided I wanted …

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My First communion

I grew Up In a rather poor family My Mother was a heavy drinker who never attended Mass so we never knew what it was.When I was Little I met a Nun Named Sister Helene Marie who rather quickly took me under her wing,she knew my sad situation with my Mother And How I was being mistreated.I told her I …

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The Feast Day of Blessed Imelda Lambertini

This past weekend celebrated the Feast Day of Blessed Imelda Lambertini. She is the Patron Saint of First Communicants.  Some church calendars list it as May 12, while other list it as May 13. More importantly, do you know the story of Blessed Imelda? Blessed Imelda was born in 1322 in Bologna, Italy. As an only child, she attended Mass …

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