Because of Our Lady’s great promises to those who wore the Brown Scapular, the scapular devotion spread to the laity, generally worn as two small square pieces of brown wool connected by cords, with one square resting on the chest and one on the back. Since then, the Brown Scapular has been recognized as a source of great graces for those who, living holy lives, wear the Brown Scapular with devotion during life and at the time of death.
Como cristianos estamos llamados a educarnos diariamente para conocer y no pasar por alto las gracias que podemos merecer gracias al sacrificio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Está claro que la vida de San Benito fue excepcional y su vida espiritual lo hace un ejemplar modelo a seguir para los cristianos. Fue un poderoso exorcista. Sometía a los […]
St. Benedict of Nursia was an incredibly important saint for the Church, most notably because of the organization he brought to monastic life in its early centuries. The many accounts of Saint Benedict triumphing over traps the Devil set for him is how the symbols on the St. Benedict medal became propagated as a form of protection against, and exorcism of, evil.
La Biblia fue escrita originalmente en hebreo, arameo, y griego, así que dependemos de una traducción para conocer el mensaje original inspirado por Dios. Por lo general, las traducciones de la Biblia al español son buenas; la diferencia entre unas y otras las podemos notar en el lenguaje; algunas ya adaptadas y con vocabulario moderno. […]
Dads are wonderful, but shopping for them can be…not so wonderful. Choosing a gift can be tough, especially when you need a gift for a man. Luckily, we are not just shopping for men in general. We are shopping for D-A-D. ( Yes, he can never find his socks, but he gives his whole heart to […]
If you are invited to a Quinceañera celebration, a very special gift for the young lady is expected from guests. Godparents (padrinos) are usually the sponsors for the bouquet, the “last doll,” sometimes for the limousine, and even the gown—so thank God for padrinos! And boys don’t get to have such a party, so it’s good to be a girl, don’t you think?
St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of soldiers and battles, and he has provided protection to countless military personnel around the world. St. Michael is the angel who fought in the epic heavenly battle as recorded in Sacred Scripture; he is the leader of God’s army of angels and is responsible for having led the fight against Satan and his demons, sending them to Hell.
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.
Attention all sons, daughters, and husbands: Mother’s Day is fast approaching. But you don’t have to panic, we’ve been thinking ahead for you. We’ve lined up some great gifts your mothers are sure to love this year, making you an instant Mother’s Day hero.
To make the day a memorable one, it’s traditional to have family and friends gather for a celebration following Mass where memorable gifts and keepsakes are given to First Communicants, and often Godparents receive tokens of the special day as well.
If you’re stumped about what kinds of gifts are appropriate to celebrate such a meaningful Sacrament, here’s a list of Catholic gift ideas for your beautiful daughter, granddaughter, niece, goddaughter, cousin, or friend on her First Communion day.