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Need Ideas to Bring More of Christ into Christmas?

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December 7, 2006

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Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI

A hardcover volume with an elegant ribbon marker in papal
colors, Benedictus is the perfect gift for any Catholic seeking to know our Holy Father or to deepen their spiritual life. 732
pieces of sacred art.

Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI

With this new book you can start every day with a meditation from Pope Benedict XVI! Edited by Fr. Peter John Cameron O.P., (the editor of Magnificat),
Benedictus is compiled from books, talks, and homilies by the Pope. In the same richly decorated and beautifully typeset style of the Magnificat missal, this volume gives 366 meditations for the entire year, from January 1st to December 31st. Each meditation is accompanied by two
masterpieces of sacred art, helping you with your prayer and reflection.

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Alyssum Heart-Shaped Wildflower Pendant

Pope John Paul II, DVDThis epic film follows Karol Wojtyla’s journey from his youth in Poland through his late days on the Chair of St. Peter. It explores his life behind the scenes: how he touched millions of people and changed the face of the Church and the world; how he defended the dignity of mankind. Jon Voight’s powerful, Emmy-nominated performance as John Paul II was widely praised, as was Cary Elwes as the young Karol. Shot on location in Rome and Poland in close connection with the Vatican, this is the definitive epic film on the life of Pope John Paul II. Stars Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, Ben Gazzara, James Cromwell, and Christopher Lee. DVD includes Spanish subtitles and special sixteen-page collectible booklet. Pope John Paul II, DVD

Other Gift DVD's:

Mother Theresa DVD

Thérèse DVD: Original Motion Picture Edition

We Celebrate Christmas: The Birth of Jesus DVD

The Song Of Bernadette

The Passion Interviews


Juan Diego – Messenger Of Guadalupe – DVD

Jesus Decoded DVD



 Mary and the Saints 2007 CalendarHistorical feasts that are no longer on either
calendar–such as St. Philomena, St. Gemma Galgani, St. Tarsicius, and St. Dismas (the Good Thief). All feast days are marked as to their status. This is probably the most beautiful Catholic calendar available
Mary and the Saints 2007 Calendar

This beautiful Calendar features a different full-color picture of Our Lady for each month, plus Marian prayers, Scripture passages and
Catholic traditions on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It shows the Saints' feast days and Sundays of both the New Calendar and the Traditional Calendar, plus



The Mystery Of Christmas
Fr. Shannon Collins, C.P.M.

On three inspirational CDs or cassettes Fr. Shannon Collins, CPM, rector of Mother Angelica's Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, sheds new light on our beautiful Catholic traditions of Christmas. His
delightful presentations focus on the true meaning of this beautiful season and include magnificent traditional prayers, Gregorian chant, and readings from the Holy Scriptures.

The Mystery of Christmas, CD set

As you listen to Father's enlightening spiritual conferences you'll discover why God became man, the powerful role of St. Joseph, the deep significance of the three Masses of Christmas and why Our Lady is the best channel through which we may come to Christ, because she is the channel through which He chose to come unto us.



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The Ignatius Bible RSV, The Ignatius Bible RSV

A completely new typeset and designed edition of the acclaimed RSV translation, with additional minor revisions to any archaic language, particularly “thee”, “thou” etc. Now, the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in word and in looks.

“Original Catholic” Messenger Bag/Day PackThis maroon messenger bag says “Catholic Original, Est. 33 A.D.” The bag is constructed of rugged 100% cotton canvas with shoulder straps and brass clasps.

Now available from Catholic to the max, a very cool messenger bag made of 100% cotton canvas in maroon.

Let people know your are a Catholic Original and carry your bible, your rosary, cell phone, digital camera and anything else you can think of in style.



The Miraculous Medal, Sterling silver The Miraculous Medal

This large sterling silver 1 1/4in. X 3/4in. oval Miraculous Medal, inscribed with the words, “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to Thee. The rear has all the symbols of the Miraculous Medal. Comes with a 24in. endless rhodium-plate chain.
Packaged in a lovely maroon gift box.

This item comes with a lifetime guarantee. If it ever breaks or tarnishes just send it back for repair or replacement. This guarantee
takes precedence over our standard return policy.

Baroque Style Two Tone 14K Gold Crucifix This is a wonderful Baroque style two tone crucifix. The cross is yellow gold and the Corpus is white gold.

Does not come with a chain. Comes in a blue velvet pouch.

Special discount two-day shipping is available for this
product. If you need express shipping, please call. Shipping for this
item only is $10 for two-day delivery within the United States!

Baroque Style Two Tone 14K Gold Crucifix

Hermatite Bead Rosary Hermatite Bead RosaryThis 6mm genuine hematite bead rosary, has a sterling silver Sacred Heart center and sterling silver crucifix measuring 1 1/2in. X 1 1/16in. Comes in a deluxe gift box.

This item comes with a lifetime guarantee. If it ever breaks or tarnishes just send it back for repair or replacement. This guarantee takes precedence over our standard return policy.

Mother of God, Byzantine Icon

This beautiful icon of the Madonna and Child was painted in 1992 by Father Andrei from Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York. The icon was done in egg-tempera and blend the Russian and Byzantine Iconography, proving that the ancient art of traditional iconography is certainly alive and well to the present day.

Mother of God, Byzantine icon

Christmas during Advent?

by Gary D. Penkala

Kevin Eckstrom, a reporter from Religion News Service
wrote an article on the controversy about singing Christmas carols
during Advent.
He quotes a worship leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville,
Kentucky: “It's snowing here right now in Louisville.
Everyone feels Christmas right now, so we figure let's enjoy it to the
hilt with all the Christmas songs… and then we'll be done with it.”

Apart from the obvious pandering to society's commercialized view of the Christmas season, this attitude is dangerous in equating worship (particularly liturgical worship) with “making people feel good.”

Another pastor, at Christ Lutheran Church in Marietta, Georgia, plans to wait until Christmas for the carols.
Eckstrom writes:

Despite what Macy's and Wal-Mart might say, Christmas doesn't start
until December 25 [or it's vigil, in the Catholic Church], and in many
churches runs past New Year's Day [to the Feast of the Baptism of the
Lord, in the Catholic Church].
So, during the four Sundays of Advent, (Christ Lutheran Church) will
sing Advent hymns, not Christmas ones.
The anticipation of those favorite carols is like a 5-year-old waiting
for a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve.

The liturgical calendar is divided into various seasons,
Advent being the season which begins the liturgical year, our “New

Advent's true believers say the ancient tradition is a
season of preparation and anticipation, a sort of kinder and gentler
version of Lent, the 40 days of prayer and penance leading up to

Advent has its own songs and traditions — including lighting
the four candles of the Advent wreath — and musicians say it would be
premature to sing Christmas songs about the birth of Christ before he's
actually born.

“It would be a bit like opening your Christmas presents before Christmas morning…Read More

One comment

  1. What a great idea! A Christmas present to myself 🙂

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