Monthly Archives: February 2012

Stations of the Cross Experienced in a New Way

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What do Via Crucis, Via Dolorossa, Way of Sorrows, and Way of the Cross, all have in common? They all refer to the Stations of the Cross. Continue reading


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Love Us? We Need Your Votes!

Here at the Catholic Company we love what we do. . .  providing a great online Catholic shopping experience to Catholics all over the world.  We strive to deliver the best Catholic gifts and books and the best customer service … Continue reading


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Saint Polycarp of Smyrna One of the Original Martyrs

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Saint Polycarp of Smyrna was a pagan man born in the mid to late 1st century between 65-75 AD. Continue reading


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Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent

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Ash Wednesday is finally here, and thus the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday is an old tradition of the church, dating back to the eighth century, in which the faithful receive blessed ashes made from the palms of last year’s Palm Sunday. Continue reading


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6 Ideas to Use Prayer Cards During Lent

Six easy ways to use personalized prayer cards during Lent in your parish. Continue reading


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February Birthstone (Amethyst) Rosary

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The February birthstone is Amethyst. Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word “amethystos” which means “remedy against drunkenness.” Continue reading


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Black History Month and Saint Martin de Porres

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Welcome to Black History Month! Black History month started in 1976 and was expanded from what used to be a Black History week. Continue reading


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