The Exorcism Formula of the St. Benedict Medal

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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.

Three Sacramentals Instituted by the Blessed Virgin Mary

3 Sacramentals Given to the Faithful by the Blessed Virgin Mary

From time to time Mary has given certain holy saints a particular devotion to her with attached graces and promises. The devotion is meant to be spread to the whole Church. In some cases an object, or sacramental, is given to be associated with the devotion. Three very famous sacramentals given to the Church by Mary are the holy rosary, the brown scapular, and the miraculous medal.

Special Edition Friday Freebie: Sacred Heart of Jesus Framed Print

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In honor of this week’s Sacred Heart of Jesus feast day, we’re giving away this 17″ x 21″ Sacred Heart of Jesus framed canvas print by artist Adolpho Simeone, valued at $225, as a special edition Friday Freebie with an extended entry period.

Our hope is that our winner will use it to do an Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in their home.

To win, all you have to do is Enter our Friday Freebie giveaway between Monday, June 8th and 8am on Monday, June 15th to be placed in the drawing. You only have to enter your email once. We’ll choose the winner randomly on Monday, June 15th and notify the winner via email. Good luck!

How to Follow the Daily Mass Readings

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Did you know that if you follow along with the Mass readings every day of the week, you’ll have read through almost the entire Catholic bible every three years? One of the best ways to follow along with the Mass readings is to use a Daily Roman Missal. Following along with the daily Mass readings (even when you don’t go to daily Mass) is an excellent way for Catholics to commit to a Bible reading plan and grow in the knowledge of Sacred Scripture. Who couldn’t use more of this in their life?

4 Holy-Day Advent & Christmas Pinterest Boards

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the second week of Advent!

If you’re looking for more holy-day inspiration to take you through the final 2+ weeks of Advent and into the joyous Christmas season (remember, Christmas BEGINS on December 25th!) check out these four Pinterest boards we’ve curated:

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

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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.

A Catholic Wedding Gift Guide

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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.