Monthly Archives: July 2012

St. Ignatius of Loyola: A Story of God’s Triumphant Plan

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Today is the feast day of the great saint, St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius of Loyola lived a life that reminds me of one of life’s great lessons, God’s plans for you are greater than your plans for you. Continue reading


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Spotlight on the Douay-Rheims Bible

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What is one of the oldest English Catholic Bibles still in wide circulation today? The Douay-Rheims Bible Translation. Continue reading


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How to Choose the Best Gift for a Baptism

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Getting babies a gift has to be one of the hardest things to do. Babies can’t articulate what they like or want, and they can’t really appreciate a great gift very well. Continue reading


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Prayer Cards: A Simple, Profound Gift

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Throughout life we are filled with moments which challenge us. Moments in which we are challenged by grief, challenged by lack of faith, and challenged by lack of inspiration. Continue reading


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Sacrament Spotlight: Reconciliation

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation is probably one of the misunderstood Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. Living in the Bible Belt, I cannot tell you how many times I have had people ask questions about the Sacrament which implied a misunderstanding. Continue reading


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Spotlight on the Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)

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What Catholic Bible translation originated as a Protestant Bible? The Revised Standard Version or RSV. If you have never heard of the Revised Standard Version, then you might know the Catholic Edition of this Bible as the Ignatius Bible (RSV is known as the Ignatius Bible because it is published by Ignatius Press). Continue reading


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Our Lady of Mount Carmel: The Legacy of Elijah

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One of our customer service associates, Cheryl, is a Secular Carmelite.  As someone very familiar with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Carmelite spirituality, we’ve asked Cheryl to to share her wisdom and insight with our readers in a two-part … Continue reading


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Our Lady of Mount Carmel: 6 Famous Carmelite Saints

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Six Famous Carmelite Saints This is the second and final part of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel article written by one of our customer service associates, Cheryl, who is a Secular Carmelite.  Here she focuses on prominent Carmelite saints. … Continue reading


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St. Bonaventure and the Lesson He Teaches Us Today

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Today is the feast day of one of the most well-praised Franciscan Doctors of Theology, St. Bonaventure. Saint Bonaventure was born in 1221 in Tuscany. Continue reading


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Spotlight on the Navarre Bible

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According to happycatholic.org, what is “like having faithful Catholic experts and scholars sitting next to me to shed light on Holy Scripture?” The Navarre Bible! Continue reading


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