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Advent Wreath Prayer Service for Fourth Sunday of Advent

This weekend marks the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. In just a few days now, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Just what His coming means for us we have reflected upon with the help of the “O Antiphons” of Advent....
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Advent Wreath Prayer Service for Third Sunday of Advent

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed the Lord is near.” This is the beginning of the Church’s prayer for this Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin imperative, rejoice! And so today, my d...
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St. Catherine Labouré & The Miraculous Medal

This month of May, when we begin to see more of the sun and blossoms budding; the Church turns Her collective heart to Mary. Our Blessed Mother, who in her fiat, her courageous yes, gave birth to Life Himself. The dedication of the month of May ...
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Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

(The following text is taken from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, 82-84) In its present form the custom of displaying figures depicting the birth of Jesus Christ owes its origin to St. Francis of Assisi, who made the Christmas crèch...
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