Ash Wednesday

The 2020 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 12. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to practice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on … Continue Reading »

Discover the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart (Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is known worldwide among Catholics and Christians of other denominations. The image stems from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who experienced apparitions of Jesus in 1673 and 1675. See our favorite Sacred Heart gifts and learn more about the devotion below.

Feast Day of St. John Bosco

Today is the Feast Day of Saint John Bosco, priest, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill-effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, … Continue Reading »