What is the meaning of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart?
Jun08

What is the meaning of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart?

Catholicism is rich with stunning, faith-inspiring iconography as reminders of the Truths of our Faith. There are several ways to honor the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, all of which deepen our fervent dedication to the Faith and shower us with special graces.

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The Meaning of Four Way Medals: Catholic Symbols
Dec15

The Meaning of Four Way Medals: Catholic Symbols

There are many Catholic symbols that we can use in our everyday lives to remind us of our faith. Some choose to wear religious items for this purpose and one of the most popular example is the four and five way medal. These devotional medals are beautiful proclamations of our devotion to God.

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How To Use Holy Water: 10 Ways To Use Holy Water To Sanctify Your Life
Jul12

How To Use Holy Water: 10 Ways To Use Holy Water To Sanctify Your Life

Growing up in the Catholic Faith you probably wondered about the water basins put up at the entrance of the church and why the water contained inside it is considered holy. Holy Water is an important part of the Catholic Religion and there are many uses for it. To better appreciate its significance in various Catholic traditions and practices, let’s first understand its history and the meaning of Holy Water.

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What are the Stations of the Cross?
Mar24

What are the Stations of the Cross?

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Sorrows), is a devotion that reflects on Jesus’ final days on Earth—from being condemned to death to dying on the cross and being placed in the tomb.

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The Powerful Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jun15

The Powerful Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

​What is the Sacred Heart of Jesus?​When explaining the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as the age-old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Jesus communicates with us in many ways — through prayer, through the Scriptures, and through images. Click to Tweet The Catholic religion abounds with symbols and imagery — from stained glass windows to statues of the holy family, the Rosary, and relics of the saints. These...

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Saint Brendan Boat Plaque
Jun02

Saint Brendan Boat Plaque

We love our boats and the feeling of being on the open water! Keep safe on sailing adventures with this beautiful St. Brendan Boat Plaque.

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The History and Significance of the Jerusalem Cross
Apr12

The History and Significance of the Jerusalem Cross

What is the historical origin of the Jerusalem Cross? Where does the Jerusalem Cross ​fit into our Faith? Why do people wear the Jerusalem Cross today?

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The Faithful Four – Jesus Mary Joseph Christopher
Feb10

The Faithful Four – Jesus Mary Joseph Christopher

The practice of wearing religious medals dates back to the 16th century when Pope St. Pius V began blessing medals containing the images of Jesus and Blessed Mary. As Catholics, wearing a medal is an outward expression of our faith. It tells the world, I am a follower of Christ.

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Where Does The Nativity Come From Anyway?
Nov19

Where Does The Nativity Come From Anyway?

Whether it’s a small nativity consisting of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the Christ child, or an elaborate scene complete with a stable, animals, and the three kings, displaying the nativity scene, or crèche, has long been a Christmas tradition in the Catholic Church.

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The Miraculous Medal — Designed by the Virgin Mary Herself!
Aug15

The Miraculous Medal — Designed by the Virgin Mary Herself!

The Catholic Church is filled with symbols and images meant to be visual reminders of our faith. These symbols tell a story and often reveal a powerful message. Besides the cross—the most recognizable image of the Catholic faith — the Miraculous Medal, or the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is another popular image that’s rich with meaning.What makes the Miraculous Medal so significant is that the Virgin Mary appeared to a French...

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The Crucifix — Why Displaying It in Your Home Matters
Aug08

The Crucifix — Why Displaying It in Your Home Matters

The crucifix is one of the most recognizable images in the world and for many it evokes a range of emotions. The crucifix is a powerful image. Unlike a simple cross, the wall crucifix features the figure of Christ being crucified.

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Pope Francis’ Signature Piece of Jewelry—the Pectoral Cross
Jul31

Pope Francis’ Signature Piece of Jewelry—the Pectoral Cross

In a world where appearances count, the way Pope Francis chooses to dress and adorn himself speaks volumes about his quiet, meek persona. Unlike many of his predecessors, Pope Francis chooses to wear a simple white cassock and pectoral cross when he’s seen in public.From the first moment Pope Francis stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Catholics around the world have been captivated by the man chosen to lead the...

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Lord – Even During Chaos – You Are There

Lord, even in chaos and commotion, you are there. Gather us into your perfect stillness and give us peace....

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Why Is Jesus’ Heart So Sacred?
Jun20

Why Is Jesus’ Heart So Sacred?

​June 8th - Feast Day of Sacred Heart of Jesus​June 8th is an important day. Can you guess what it is? Hint: it doesn’t have to do with the World Cup or the end of school year and the start of summer vacation. What is it? It’s the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a Catholic, you’ve seen the image of Jesus depicted in many ways--kneeling in prayer, surrounded by children, as a child in the arms of St. Anthony, and dying on the...

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Sacred Heart — Immaculate Heart
Jun10

Sacred Heart — Immaculate Heart

Sacred Heart — Immaculate Heart Blessed be the Most Loving Heart and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the most glorious Virgin Mary, His Mother, in eternity and forever....

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Do you forget to pray? A prayer altar is a visual reminder to pray
May27

Do you forget to pray? A prayer altar is a visual reminder to pray

How many times have you watched an old movie or read a historical novel and told yourself, “I don’t know how they did it back then.” You can’t imagine living during a time where you had to wash and dry your clothes without the help of your energy-efficient washer and dryer, or prepare dinner minus your convection oven or multi-burner cooktop. Not too long ago, laundry day meant you had to wash clothes by hand, and feeding your family...

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Mercy is Divine
Apr01

Mercy is Divine

How awesome is God’s mercy! Only a God of Love would extend mercy to sinners like us. Since the beginning of time, humans have ignored, disobeyed or turned cruelly against our Creator and Lord. Sometimes, these sins have happened right after God makes His presence known in a spectacular manner. Imagine being there when God parted the waters of the sea to offer your people a safe escape route, and yet a short while later, you are...

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