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  1. Books To Read During This Christmas Season

    Books To Read During This Christmas Season Christmas is a beautiful time of the year which brings a lot of joy and happiness to our lives. Here we suggest some books for the Advent and Christmas season: The Art of Christmas from Sr Wendy Beckett In her reflections on this beautiful selection of masterpieces from a range of artists, Sr Wendy guides us through the feasts and themes of Read more...
  2. Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for Advent

    Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for Advent Advent comes from the Latin word "adventus" which means "coming". It is used to describe the "coming" of Jesus, bodily and spiritually, into the world. Christians utilise the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare for the coming of Christ and to remember the true meaning of Christmas. The meaning of "coming" at Advent is threefold. First and Read more...
  3. How to pray a novena

    How to pray a novena A novena is a traditional Catholic prayer where our Lord is asked to answer a specific need or prayer request over a period of nine days. It is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days or weeks. This period of nine days is based on the nine days between Read more...
  4. Why is Holy Mass Important to Catholics?

    Why is Holy Mass Important to Catholics? For Catholics, the Holy Mass is the highest form of worship. Whenever we gather together for mass, we remember and experience the presence of Jesus Christ. At every mass, God makes Himself present and available to us with lavish generosity through the saving power of Christ's death and resurrection. Through the Mass, we offer God praise, sorrow for Read more...
  5. Bible Stories For Children

    Bible Stories For Children Stories are a powerful means for communicating important morals and spiritual messages to children. Narrating stories can also help in developing your child’s imagination and cognitive skills. In order to enhance these and other important skills, consider getting fun and informative books for your kids. Why Should You Read Bible Stories to Your Read more...
  6. The Practice of Lighting Candles During Prayer and the Liturgy

    The Practice of Lighting Candles During Prayer and the Liturgy The practice of lighting candles is an important tradition in Catholic churches, communities, and families. Its origins may be traced back to Old Testament times where an oil lamp was lit to keep a perpetual flame burning signifying the passing of the light of the Lord from generation to generation. In today’s Catholic tradition, this light Read more...
  7. The Use of Holy Water

    The Use of Holy Water Most Catholics cross themselves with holy water each time they enter a Catholic church. The practice of blessing ourselves with holy water is so common we might not give it a second thought. But it is an important gift the Church gives us that we would be remiss not to take advantage of. Holy water is a sacramental blessed by a priest to invoke God Read more...
  8. The Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross)

    The Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross) The Stations of the Cross is a fourteen part Catholic devotion that commemorates the Passion and death of Jesus on Good Friday. The fourteen prayers, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, starting with His condemnation and sentence of death. These prayers are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station Read more...
  9. Praying the Rosary

    Praying the Rosary The Rosary is a prayer firmly rooted in scripture. It begins with the Apostles' Creed which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. As with the crucifix and sacred holy water, rosary beads are one of the most familiar and recognized symbols of Catholicism. According to Catholic tradition, the Rosary was instituted by the Blessed Read more...
  10. Statues

    Statues Catholics use different symbolic objects to help them pray. A cross or crucifix represents the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and His resurrection. Some people light candles to create a reverent atmosphere to feel the presence of God whist others use rosary beads as they meditate on the life of Jesus. Similarly, statues are also used while Read more...

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