Today marks the memorial day (August 27) of St. Monica the patron saint of difficult marriages. Most of what is known about this devout and patient saint is from her much-loved son, St. Augustine of Hippo. In his book “Confessions”, he relays much detail of Monica’s life. Monica was married to a pagan man of violent […]
Archives for August 2010
August 23rd marks the Feast Day for St. Rose of Lima, patron saint of florists and gardeners. St. Rose was canonized in 1671 as the first saint from the Americas, known as the First Flower of America and the Patroness of the New World. When she was an infant, her mother and others witnessed a […]
August 15th marks the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day the church recognizes both the passing of Mary and her assumption into heaven. This is also referred to as the “Dormition of the Virgin Mary”, as seen in this Russian icon. The icon depicts the story of Mary […]
We have just returned from the annual CMN (Catholic Marketing Network) trade show, held August 3rd through the 6th in King of Prussia, PA. CMN has been in existence since 1996 as a way for professionals in the industry to get together and exchange information. The Catholic Marketing Network holds a trade show annually to bring […]
We launched a fun new program on The Catholic Company Facebook page today. We’re calling it Facebook Fridays and what we’re doing is offering giveaways and exclusive discounts to our Facebook fans every Friday.
The July 2010 Catholic Book best sellers list for hard covers provided by the Association of Catholic Publishers.
This year’s Catholic New Media Celebration was held in Boston, MA. The CNMC has grown over the last three years when attendance was just over 100 to over 170 this year. The Catholic Company is a sponsor.
Today marks the feast day of St John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests and the recent Year for Priests ended June 19th.