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Highlight of Catholic Saints Celebrated in January

2017-04-19T17:56:02-04:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Saints, Uncategorized|

As you probably know, there are more Catholic saints than there are days in the year, so every day is a feast day for numerous saints. It would be an enormous effort to describe them all in the same post, so we've picked a few notable saints celebrated this month to highlight their lives and honor [...]

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New Year of Mercy Items at Franciscan Gift Shop

2017-04-19T05:38:16-04:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

Year of Mercy, also known as Jubilee Year and Holy Year, is a special time period beginning with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2015 and ending with the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. It was announced by Pope Francis in March of 2015 to encourage Christians all over [...]

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Few pilgrims, no sales: Mideast situation dampens Bethlehem Christmas

2015-12-18T21:06:29-05:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Holy Land, Uncategorized|

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Though the Christmas tree was lit in Nativity Square in the traditional ceremony, and some traditional pre-Christmas parades have taken place, the Christmas spirit this year in Bethlehem has been dampened by the political situation which, since October, has taken the lives of almost 100 [...]

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5 Ideas for Christmas Gifts For Catholics

2017-04-19T17:53:16-04:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday craze is finally wrapping up, but many people are still not sure which gifts to get for their loved ones. The abundance of sale items can be overwhelming, and if you are looking for a gift for a religious Catholic, they are probably not interested in wine stoppers, selfie sticks [...]

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What is Considered the Holy Land?

2015-11-19T21:38:33-05:00 November 19th, 2015|Categories: Holy Land, Uncategorized|

The Holy Land (Eretz HaKodesh in Hebrew) is the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. If you overlay it on a modern-day map, you will see that it stretches from Egypt to Syria, including Israel and Palestine, Western Jordan, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Lebanon and Southern Syria. The Holy Land is considered [...]

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