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 […]
Archives for September 2012
Today is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul is well-known throughout the world. He is famous for instituting the Congregation of Priests of the Mission, more commonly known as the Lazarists, and for founding the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity.
According to catholicnewsagency.com, Pope Benedict XVI announced in his letter “Porta Fidei” that the Year of Faith will commence October 11th of this year.
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.
There are many traditions in the Catholic Church that I was not familiar with until I began attending Belmont Abbey College in the Fall of 2009. One of those traditions is that of having a great deal of Catholic art in homes.
Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast day was born of the Servite Order, and in the seventeenth and eighteenth century it spread throughout the Catholic Church.
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.
Have you ever been at a loss for what kind of rosary to buy for yourself, or for a loved one? We have many styles available here at The Catholic Company, and we understand that some of our customers may be at a loss for which to choose. There are so many kinds of rosaries: long ones and short ones, wood beads and glass beads, plain ones and fancy ones, and even rosaries for all kinds of special devotions. So to help you out, here is a short video blog on our top seven best-selling rosaries over the past year.
The precious September birthstone is the sapphire. The sapphire is one of the 4 precious gems (the others being diamond, ruby, and emerald).