Chatter in the Vestibule — Feast days

The Feast of St. Joseph by Carlin Tesoro

The Feast of St. Joseph by Carlin Tesoro

St. Joseph adopted my husband and I, years ago when we were just dating. In the first few months of meeting, I learned my now husband was of an Italian Catholic background, although not Catholic at the time, and Joseph was their family name. When March 19th arrived, 6 months after meeting him, I couldn’t help but celebrate. Especially, since St. Joseph’s Day has a longstanding Italian tradition. In the beginning, my husband’s faith went as far as helping his dad with music ministry at their protestant church. So, the feast day started out very small, just as a way...

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Rediscovering the Nine First Fridays by Sister Anne Flanagan, FSP

Rediscovering the Nine First Fridays by Sister Anne Flanagan, FSP

In the 19th century, the German countess-nun, Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart, renewed the call for the nine First Fridays, writing insistently to Pope Leo XIII to consecrate the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (He did.)

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

We are excitedly creating a new blog covering a wide range of Catholic topics from a wide range of Catholic guest bloggers. Check it out this March! Happy feast day, John

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