Pope Benedict XVI announced today that Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1st. In honor of this occasion, we’d like to share some of our favorite quotes that we feel reflect the heart of Pope John Paul II.
Church & Faith
Baptism is an important first step and milestone in your baby’s spiritual life. There is a lot to consider to make this sacrament a pleasant experience.
Since circles have no beginning and no end, the circular shape of the Advent Wreath is used to symbolize God the Father and eternal life. The wreath holds four candles which are lit over the four weeks of Advent. There are three violet (purple) candles and one rose candle, each representing 1,000 years. Added together, […]
St Pio is a great mystic of the Catholic Church who experienced many miracles including the stigmata, bilocation, the odor of sanctity, and more. His feast day is celebrated on September 23rd.
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 […]