Ash Wednesday is finally here, and thus the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday is an old tradition of the church, dating back to the eighth century, in which the faithful receive blessed ashes made from the palms of last year’s Palm Sunday.
One of the most important hours in our week is that hour during the Holy Mass. We as Catholics are familiar with the Mass and the Holy Obligation to attend mass every Sunday at least.
Christmas is a beautiful tradition of Christianity which includes the practice of gift-giving.
This Advent season is sure to be one of the busiest in recent years largely due to the implementation of the New Mass translation in the United States.
On Friday September 23rd Cardinal Arinze gave a talk on the importance of Sunday Holy Obligation and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Charlotte, North Carolina during the Eucharistic Congress.
The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on September 8th, nine months after the Immaculate Conception. The story of Mary’s birth comes from the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel dated around 150 A.D. From this gospel we learn the names of the Blessed Virgin’s parents, St. Ann and Joachim. […]
August 15th marks the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day the church recognizes both the passing of Mary and her assumption into heaven. This is also referred to as the “Dormition of the Virgin Mary”, as seen in this Russian icon. The icon depicts the story of Mary […]