“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 With all the uncertainty of recent days, one thing remains clear to Catholics: He is risen – … Continue Reading »
With the world going through such a difficult time, we wanted to send you a special update from all of us at CatholicShop.com. We’ve been praying for everyone around the world whose lives have been affected by COVID-19. Please join us in prayer. For many, efforts to control the pandemic have distrupted normal daily routines … Continue Reading »
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 »
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.
I’ve worn a Miraculous Medal for more than 15 years. I wear it religiously, pun intended. If you’re not of the Catholic persuasion, you might be thinking “Why?” And if you’re a 7 year old boy who is not of the Catholic persuasion, you might be thinking “Why do you wear a medal with a … Continue Reading »
Who was Saint Patrick? When and where did he live? Here are a few things we found out about Saint Patrick that might surprise you!
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 »
Today, we are celebrating a brand new Feast Day. Mary, Mother of the Church was decreed by Pope Francis to be celebrated every year the Monday after Pentecost. Pope John Paul II said that the title indicates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s maternity of Christ’s faithful, similar to her maternity of Christ in that “Mary is present in … Continue Reading »
Sr. Marie Lataste gave a prophecy in the 1840’s about a period of devastation in France and the rest of the world, to be followed by this: