The last two weeks of Advent are laden with celebrations both traditional and popular, making it one of the most action-packed few weeks of the Church year. Here are seven traditional practices your family might want to try during the “heart” of Advent, or at least acknowledge in some small way.
The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December twelfth, recalls the appearance in 1531 of the Virgin Mary to Saint Juan Diego, a native who had recently converted to Catholicism, at a place called Tepeyac in what is now Mexico City. Celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with food, prayer, a story, and videos about the miraculous image. Find everything online.
Make gratitude the main dish at your table this Thanksgiving. We have not one not two but a dozen prayers to choose from to thank God before the big meal, from making a table runner to inviting a homeless person to praying a Thanksgiving litany. You’ll find all the choices online.
Here are ten ways to celebrate the victory of grace over darkness and evil this Halloween.
Among the many legacies of St. Pope John XXIII is a joy-filled, practical spirituality…including his Daily Decalogue, a list of ten spiritual goals “only for today.” Here it is, so you can try it with your kids as part of your morning prayer routine.