Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Holy Family, the Holy Trinity, and You!

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December 30 is the Feast Day of the Holy Family. This feast day appropriately falls within the 12 days of Christmas where we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Involved in the mystery of the Incarnation–where God joined to Himself human nature–is the mystery that God also joined to Himself a human family. Continue reading


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St. John and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Interestingly, St. John is also known for something else more recent to our modern times . . . for his connection to the Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion. Continue reading


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Merry Christmas from The Catholic Company

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We at The Catholic Company would like to extend a warm, cheery, and very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! In the spirit of Christmas, we’d like to share with you a Christmas reflection from our Holy Father, … Continue reading


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Advent Prayers for the 4th Sunday of Advent

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A Time of Hope Fourth Sunday of Advent  {View The Catholic Company’s entire selection of Advent Prayer Books here.} Advent Prayers “Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, give us miserable ones the grace to do for You alone what we … Continue reading


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Crucifix Style Choosing Made Simple

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One of the marks of a Christian and specifically a Catholic is bearing a crucifix. Most Catholics tend to have a crucifix either on their person, in their home, in their car, or all three. Continue reading


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The O Antiphons: An Ancient Advent Tradition

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During the final days of Advent, the anticipation increases as the birth of the Savior draws nearer and nearer.  In the last eight days before Christmas, known as the octave before Christmas (Dec. 17 to Dec. 23), this anticipation is … Continue reading


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Advent Prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

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The Joy of Advent Third Sunday of Advent  {View The Catholic Company’s entire selection of Advent Prayer Books here.} Advent Prayers “With our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, with our whole strength and fortitude, with our whole … Continue reading


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St. Lucy Feast Day: Lights & Sweets!

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December 13 is the feast day of St. Lucy. St. Lucy was a virgin martyr during the first centuries of Christianity under its worst persecution at the hands of the Roman Empire, therefore making her one of the most glorious saints in heaven. She is of such renown that she is one of the saints mentioned by name in the Order of the Mass, and one of only seven female saints mentioned. Continue reading


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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day: Facts & Celebration Ideas

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The historical story surrounding this Marian apparition is truly fascinating. There are so many significant details regarding the time period and culture to which the image was revealed. In addition, there is a whole other fascinating story surrounding just the image itself and its highly unusual properties. All of this detail cannot possibly be covered in one blog post . . . but here is a sampling! I hope the information from this blog post will encourage you to have a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and to celebrate her feast day in a special way each and every year. Continue reading


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Advent Prayers for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Prepare the way of the Lord Second Sunday of Advent  {View The Catholic Company’s entire selection of Advent Prayer Books here.} Advent Prayers “All-powerful, most holy, most high, supreme God: all good, supreme good, totally good, You Who alone are … Continue reading


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