A Catholic Wedding Gift Guide


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.

A Simple Prayer to Offer Your Day to the Blessed Mother


O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day

in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.

I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart:

the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians;

I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops

and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular

for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.


Common Catholic Problems: What Do You Do With All Those Prayer Cards?


There are some kind of problems that only fellow Catholics would understand.

As a new Catholic I found myself collecting all kinds of random things, many of them given to me by other Catholics who thought that I needed some good religious stuff — medals, rosaries, pamphlets, CD’s, and more than anything else — prayer cards.

At first it was just one or two. Then five or six. Soon I had a collection going. I thought, What on earth do Catholics do with all these prayer cards?