The Magnificat Magazine is a treasured Catholic magazine used by millions for their daily devotions, daily prayers, and daily Mass readings. A lot of great material is packed into such a little magazine, and it’s a handy size for keeping in your purse. The soft cover of the Magnificat keeps the magazine lightweight and inexpensive . . . but, it also can get pretty beat up when you’re using it every day for a whole month until next month’s issue arrives.
Do you ever get confused about what makes a rosary a rosary, and what makes a chaplet a chaplet? They are both strings of beads that are used by Catholics to pray variations of the Our Father and Hail Mary, but they are a bit different. Here is a short video where I explain the difference between a rosary and a chaplet.
Have you ever been at a loss for what kind of rosary to buy for yourself, or for a loved one? We have many styles available here at The Catholic Company, and we understand that some of our customers may be at a loss for which to choose. There are so many kinds of rosaries: long ones and short ones, wood beads and glass beads, plain ones and fancy ones, and even rosaries for all kinds of special devotions. So to help you out, here is a short video blog on our top seven best-selling rosaries over the past year.
A consistent prayer life is one of the most important habits a Christian can develop. However, most of us know that maintaining a prayer life is not easy and takes much effort and commitment.
Kids aren’t the only ones headed back to school to start learning again after the long summer break. Adults in Catholic parishes across the country are also gearing up for their Fall Catholic Bible studies. I’m personally a big fan of Bible studies. I never get tired of learning more about my faith. I love discovering all the little nuggets and gems tucked away that are the reward of those who look for them.
This article was written by Cheryl Hadley, a Secular Carmelite living in North Carolina. As someone very familiar with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Carmelite spirituality, we’ve asked Cheryl to to share her wisdom and insight with our readers. On July 16, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Mother of God […]
No, I don’t have statistics from a focus group to support this claim! : ) However, I do remember what it’s like being a kid on summer break with not much to do at home to make the hours, days, and weeks go by. There comes a point during the summer (usually not long after […]
(Shown above: George and Madelyn, two of our Honorable Mentions) Thanks to all this year’s First Communicants who submitted photos for The Catholic Company’s 5th annual First Communion Photo Contest. This year we had the most entries ever! With all the excellent photo entries, […]
Like the martyrdom of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul (see previous post here), a great number of Christians perished at the hands of Nero during the terrible persecution that lasted from the years 64-68 A.D. This was the first major persecution of the newly founded Church at Rome. The holy men and women […]
Each year on June 22nd we celebrate the feast days of two notable Catholic saints and martyrs: Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher. It’s fitting that these two men have the same feast day, because they were both Englishmen martyred within two weeks of each other, for the same cause (religious freedom), on the same occasion (defending the sanctity of marriage and Papal authority against State usurpation), and at the hands of the same man (King Henry VIII).