September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels. Although there are seven archangels (Tobit 12:15, Rev. 8:2), only three are mentioned by name in the Catholic Bible: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. Only one, St. Michael, is specifically called an archangel. According to Catholic tradition, the archangels are an order of angels within […]
Thank you so much to the 71 entries submitted over the entire summer to our first annual Catholic Garden Contest. As with our other photo contests, it was really hard to choose a winner! With much angst and consternation, we narrowed it down to the top 4, one grand prize winner ($100 gift certificate to […]
We have lots of customers who aren’t quite sure what kind of gift to get for an infant baptism. The kind of gift that you would get for an ordinary baby shower doesn’t seem to be quite right . . . because this is a religious event, an important milestone in a child’s life that has eternal significance, so it’s important to get a meaningful gift with special significance to remember this special day. So, what kind of gift should you give to a baby for their baptism day? Here are a few tips . . .
The Magnificat Magazine is a treasured Catholic magazine used by millions for their daily devotions, daily prayers, and daily Mass readings. A lot of great material is packed into such a little magazine, and it’s a handy size for keeping in your purse. The soft cover of the Magnificat keeps the magazine lightweight and inexpensive . . . but, it also can get pretty beat up when you’re using it every day for a whole month until next month’s issue arrives.
September 14th is the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also known as the Triumph of the Cross or the Elevation of the Cross. This is the day the Church celebrates both the discovery and the recovery of the true cross of Jesus Christ. There is a very interesting historical account surrounding this ancient feast day.
Do you ever get confused about what makes a rosary a rosary, and what makes a chaplet a chaplet? They are both strings of beads that are used by Catholics to pray variations of the Our Father and Hail Mary, but they are a bit different. Here is a short video where I explain the difference between a rosary and a chaplet.