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Devotions and Feasts

Our collection of articles on the many different expressions of love and fidelity that arise from the intersection of one's own faith, culture, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The chalice, the Sacred Heart and their powerful connection

Each time we see the chalice at Mass we can envision Jesus' Heart waiting to pour its love upon us.

Animals blessed at St. Peter’s for feast of St. Anthony Abbot

In some cultures, it's typical to bless animals on feast of St. Francis of Assisi; in Rome, it's on Anthony's day

When is the 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time?

Trick question, there isn't one! Here's why.

Why Eastern Christians bless lakes, rivers and oceans

Around the feast of Epiphany, Orthodox and Byzantine Christians will bless the nearest source of "living water" in commemoration of Jesus' baptism.

Over 6 million Catholics in the Philippines join “Black Nazarene” procession

They walked the 3.7 mile route barefoot, behind a statue of Jesus.

Why church bells are “baptized”

The "baptism" is symbolic in nature, but points to the spiritual power that is bestowed upon the bells.

Exclusive Photos: Brooklyn celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany with the Three Kings Parade

Witness the joy-filled festivities of the community of Williamsburg.

When does the Christmas season end?

Is it December 26? January 6? February 2?

Let the Magi’s arrival sink into your heart with this meditation

Sometimes we need to stop and use our imagination to gain a fresh understanding of the Epiphany.

Reflect on how tenderly Mary called Jesus by name

Honoring the Holy Name of Jesus gains a fresh perspective when dwelling upon Mary's use of it.

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