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. Online you’ll find seven traditional practices your family might want to try during the “heart” of Advent, or at least acknowledge in some small way. Don’t feel pressured to try them all—choose one or two, leaving some time for quiet prayer and anticipation. We’ve got some suggestions for that, too. You’ll find them online.
The year was 1564, and someone was needed for an important but dangerous mission. Who was brave enough to do it? St. Peter Canisius!
How much is your Catholic faith worth to you? If you were offered a million dollars in return for giving up your Catholic faith, would you?
Who would listen to a simple Indian’s fantastic story? Certainly not the bishop! But the mysterious lady who had appeared to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill gave him exactly what he needed to succeed in his mission.