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This Lent: Find God Again and Meet Jesus Face to Face

Lent

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Lent is a great opportunity to grow closer with the Lord and really gain an understanding of His will for our lives.

In Lent, we focus on praying, fasting and giving.  We hope to help you look at these three pillars differently this Lent in a series of blog posts.

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This is the first of those blog posts.  In this article, we are looking at prayer and how we can pray differently.

(Watch this video if you are wondering “Why pray differently?“)

This Lent, two Catholic men are encouraging all of us to embrace the love of God in our busy, modern lives.

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The Top 19 Confirmation Gifts to Give in 2022

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In 2018 I wrote a Confirmation Gift Guide over at PrayerWineChocolate.com

This gift guide still gets views, especially this time of year.  (If you would like to view it, you can here:

21 Confirmation Gifts That Are Holy, Trendy and Look Great in Easter Baskets Too!)

Since it’s been a few years, I thought I MUST write an updated list of Confirmation gifts.

Our directory is full of talented artisans that create incredible products – MANY would make fantastic Confirmation gifts.

This list is just a glimpse of the talent found on this Catholic directory.

No time to read this? Listen and or watch this video: Catholic Confirmation Gift Ideas (on YouTube!)

 

*******Brand new Sacrament Gift Catalog just published in March 2022!  All the Sacraments (including Confirmation) listed!  Get it here: Sacrament Gift Catalog 2022***********

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We Need To Talk About (Saint) Bruno

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Lots of Spoiler Alerts ahead – if you have not seen it and don’t want the story spoiled DO NOT READ THIS!!!

We Don’t Talk About Bruno . . .I can not get this song out of my head (We don’t talk about Bruno).

I finally watched this movie.  It’s great. I love it.  As the author of the Be Yourself Journal, I immediately connected with the lead character who wondered who she was and what was her gift.

But something happened within days of me seeing this movie – my husband showed me a meme that led me to research Saint Bruno.

If you would like to read more about the movie Encanto from a Catholic point of view, check out Michelle Nott’s blog post titled Review of Encanto (from a Religious Perspective)

Nott touches upon Bruno in her review, stating:

“Poor Bruno gets stuck with a bad reputation due to his gift of vision of future events. People go to him to get questions about their future answered, but turn against him when they don’t like what he sees. How does this relate to our faith?”

What a great question Michelle. (Read more about Michelle Nott Catholic blogger)

The character Bruno from the movie Encanto bares some similarities to the Catholic Saint Bruno.  From seeing a possible vision of the future, to leaving a life in a busy community to a life of solitude, and to possibly, being misunderstood, we can use this Disney creation to look at and talk about Saint Bruno.

We don’t often want to talk about what Saint Bruno held as extremely important, but perhaps . . . we should.

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7 Catholic Valentine Gift Ideas for 2022

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Our culture seems to LOVE Valentine’s Day.  And really, who can blame them.  Love is the greatest gift of all.

As Catholics, we are more aware of who Saint Valentine was/is – for example, we know he is a canonzed Saint in the Catholic Church.  

Celebrating this holiday may look different for each of us, but at the core of love – is Love Himself.

We want to help you celebrate that and remind the world of the source of all LOVE!

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15 Catholic Podcasts To Listen To In 2022

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Have you heard of the Bible in a Year podcast featuring Father Mike Schmitz? 

It was an incredible successful podcast last year, and if you completed it – WOW – what an AMAZING accomplishment!  Some might be attempting to listen to every episode this year, others might be looking to fill that void with another inspiring Catholic podcast.

We have a few stellar ones to suggest!

Last year we wrote a round-up post of the best podcasts for every Catholic – You can read that post here: The Best Podcasts for Every Catholic

Some of those podcasts are publishing new episodes, some are on a hiatus.

Here are some Catholic podcasts that are rocking 2022!

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