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Why Praying for the Needs of Others Matters

This post was contributed by Fouad Abou-Rizk of Humanitarian Prayers.

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The word intercede means to intervene between parties with a view to reconciling differences. We intercede to God on behalf of others. Intercession is prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of another.

While we should pray for our own needs: that of our health, faith, and well-being, praying for the needs of others is a great way to love our neighbors, especially those we will never have the opportunity to meet. Continue reading “Why Praying for the Needs of Others Matters”

Catholic Life

Marching in Spirit: Supporting the March for Life from Afar

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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The March for Life is a beautiful witness to God’s love.  Many Catholics and non-Catholics will travel to D.C. on January 18th this year to demonstrate the need for compassionate laws – for both women and the unborn.

But, some of us can’t make it.

We all have different reasons.  Personally, I just can not bring my 1 year old twins.

But, I want to show my support.  Not only on January 18th, but every day of the year.

If you want to support the March for Life, but can not attend, here are 3 things you can do to “March in Spirit”: Continue reading “Marching in Spirit: Supporting the March for Life from Afar”

Faith and Prayer, Shopping Guide

Gorgeous, Vintage, Catholic Jewelry

This post is sponsored by Rose Osada from Relics by Rose.

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I’m so excited to share with you my shop Relics by Rose!

In my shop you’ll find handmade, faith inspired jewelry that combines remnants and relics from bygone eras with stylish, modern designs. Continue reading “Gorgeous, Vintage, Catholic Jewelry”

Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

How Can YOU Help the Poor Internationally?

This post was contributed by Fouad of Humanitarian Prayers.

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The Bible says a lot about helping the poor. Jesus made a big deal about it, saying in Matthew 25:45 (NAB),

“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.”

Continue reading “How Can YOU Help the Poor Internationally?”

Advent, Catholic Life, Free Resources, Uncategorized

The Healthy, Happy, Holy Advent Challenge

This post is contributed by Johnna from Catholic Women Run.

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Are you ready to feel your healthiest and happiest, and to feel the closest to God you’ve ever been?! Join us to have the best Advent of your life! Continue reading “The Healthy, Happy, Holy Advent Challenge”

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Infuse the Catholic Faith into Your Family Life

This post is contributed by Monica of Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

 

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Subscribe to Equipping Catholic Families and receive the FREE Cathletics Craft Kit Sampler! Continue reading “Infuse the Catholic Faith into Your Family Life”

Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

Explore the Catholic World – From Your Home!

This post is contributed by Elayne Miller of Annunciation Designs.

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Annunciation Designs

The wisdom of the Saints brought to life. Catholic cards and goods with hand-lettered designs.

Hi there! I’m Elayne Miller, and I’m so excited to welcome you to Annunciation Designs, a hand-lettered greeting card and goods shop. Continue reading “Explore the Catholic World – From Your Home!”

Advent, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

4+ Amazing Advent Ideas

This article is contributed by Leslie Sholly and originally appeared on Life in Every Limb.

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More than Christmas, more even than Easter, Advent is my very favorite liturgical season.

Part of my affection for Advent stems from my beautiful memories of Catholic school celebrations, but I also love it for how simple it is to incorporate the celebration of this special season into daily life. Continue reading “4+ Amazing Advent Ideas”

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27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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Jesus’ birthday will be here before we know it.

Our busy lives will get even busier during Advent.  We will see the busyness in our own homes and outside in the hustle and bustle of traffic patterns and crowded stores.

Most of us will do some amount of Christmas shopping.

As prayerful Catholics, it is nice to give a loved one a present that reminds the receiver of not only our love, but God’s love too. Continue reading “27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)”

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The Sweetest Advent Devotional for Married Couples

This post is contributed by the bloggers at HailMarry, Surprised by Marriage, and Messy Buns and Latin Chant.

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The ladies of Hail Marry have just released a joint project for Advent with their Catholic Sex Q&A coauthors, Hilary and Jennifer! Waiting Together, an Advent Devotional for Catholic Married Couples. Continue reading “The Sweetest Advent Devotional for Married Couples”