Advent, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Shopping Guide

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.

Gift Guide and Giveaway

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!)”

Advent, Books, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

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.

Waiting Together Advent Devotional

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”

Books, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life

This post is contributed by Christine Canino, Author of Spirit of Catholic Success.

Mediocre Catholic

Do you ever feel like your faith life is mediocre?

Like you are just going through life without really participating, just watching from the sidelines?

Do you find yourself at mass distracted by the kids, or your mind wandering to your laundry and your shopping and your dishes and your mile long list of things to do?

It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing life as mediocre, as just flying by fast and furious without much purpose or passion.

What to break free from mediocrity?
Continue reading “Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life”

Books

The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read

This post is contributed by Sheila Cronin, author of The Gift Counselor.

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“What father, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone?” Weird she thought, a scripture passage, yet how fitting. And what mother, if her son asks for a dog, would give him a stuffed animal? She shivered from head to toe.

The Gift Counselor

by Sheila M. Cronin

Do all gifts have strings attached?  

Yes, believes Jonquil Bloom as she sets out to counsel gift givers at a local department store. A single mom and graduate student in psychology, gifts fascinate Jonquil. Continue reading “The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read”

Saints

10 Reasons You Should Get to Know Saint Eugène de Mazenod

This post is written by Alex R. Hey, author at Alex R. Hey.

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My book, Eugène de Mazenod: A Saint for Today, was recently released, and I am excited to be able to share this saint with the world. Regardless of whether or not you buy my book, I think everyone should know who this saint is.

Check out these 10 reasons why you should get to know Eugène de Mazenod. Continue reading “10 Reasons You Should Get to Know Saint Eugène de Mazenod”

Books, Free Resources

The Military Way of the Cross

This post is written by Anni Harry, author at A Beautiful Camouflaged Mess of a Life, and Caitlyn Anderson, author at Mrs. Andy, Anchored by Faith.

Military Way of the Cross

“The Military Way of the Cross” is a free Lenten devotion released by the Military Council of Catholic Women, a subsidiary of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). It is our hope that these Stations of the Cross will allow you to dig deeper into your faith, and will draw you closer to the constant source of support, life, and love – our Creator. Continue reading “The Military Way of the Cross”