Category Archives: Catholic Gifts

UPDATED: 9 New Catholic Gifts with the Nun (ن) Symbol

In the writings of the early Church Fathers we find that the first Christians, before they received the name “Christians,” were commonly called “Nazarenes” by their Jewish neighbors because they were followers of Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 24:5).

The Arabic letter Nun (ن) is the first letter of the word Nasara (Nazarenes), a derogatory term that Muslims have still used for centuries to refer to Christians. Continue reading

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A Catholic Wedding Gift Guide

Help fill the new couple’s home with faith-based heirlooms to brighten their marriage. Great choices include couple’s rosaries, a beautiful marriage blessing, or a gift piece such as a serving platter, frame or a set of toasting flutes. Since the bride will likely have a new last initial, anything personalized or monogrammed would be thoughtful, too. Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Brown Scapular: What You Need to Know

There are more than a dozen types of scapulars approved by the Church: white scapulars, green scapulars and many others, each associated with a different devotion. One of the most popular is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Continue reading

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The Exorcism Formula of the St. Benedict Medal

During his life, St. Benedict was known to work many miracles using the power of the Holy Cross. Among these included his heroic flight from temptations and miraculous escapes from traps set to kill him.

Saint Benedict became known for his power over the Devil, with the Holy Cross as his efficacious instrument to make the Devil flee. The St. Benedict medal is based on this tradition. Continue reading

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Common Catholic Problems: What Do You Do With All Those Prayer Cards?

There are some kind of problems that only fellow Catholics would understand.

As a new Catholic I found myself collecting all kinds of random things, many of them given to me by other Catholics who thought that I needed some good religious stuff — medals, rosaries, pamphlets, CD’s, and more than anything else — prayer cards.

At first it was just one or two. Then five or six. Soon I had a collection going. I thought, What on earth do Catholics do with all these prayer cards? Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Catholic Mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Perhaps you know the feeling: rushing through a mall the afternoon before Mother’s Day and emerging with an item that, in your opinion, is less than memorable. We’ve been there, so let us suggest some meaningful gift ideas for a Catholic mom. Continue reading

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How to Make a Catholic Easter Basket for Kids

The average Easter basket – the thing that really gets children excited on Easter Sunday – doesn’t always reflect the significance of the holiday or call to mind Christ’s Resurrection. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Continue reading

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Prayer Buddy Tab Removal

Simple instructions and video for removing the battery tab on a new Prayer Buddy toy. Works for Prayer Buddy lamb, lion, sea turtle, and others. Continue reading

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Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Book & Craft Idea

Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing is a great children’s book out for the Christmas holiday season written by Amy Welborn. It’s a story about a boy, Alessandro, whose grandparents run a business that makes figurines for nativity scenes.

While spending time with his grandparents, Alessandro’s grandfather encourages him to craft his own baby Jesus figurine in order to bring it to St. Peter’s Square for the annual blessing by the Holy Father, called Bambinelli Sunday. Continue reading

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Pray a Daily Rosary: 12 Famous Quotes

“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen Continue reading

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