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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.

Why are old altars sometimes “buried” in a cemetery?

The burial of a deconsecrated altar reminds us of the sacred mystery that was performed on it.

These prayers connect each sorrow of Mary with a corresponding virtue

Through meditation on Mary's sorrows, we can obtain particular graces that will help us develop a virtuous heart.

When an emperor tried to carry Jesus’ cross with great pomp, this miracle happened

Emperor Heraclius was trying to return the true cross to Jerusalem, but an angel told him he had to do this first.

After Disney’s ‘Coco’ and now Barbie, what should Catholics know about the Day of the Dead?

The release of Mattel's Dia de Muertos toy is a good occasion to remember that this is a Catholic feast.

The spiritual benefits of invoking the Virgin Mary’s name

St. Bernard of Clairvaux gives a detailed litany of benefits of approaching Jesus through Mary.

Why the holy name of Mary is associated with a turning point in history

There's a reason that September 12 is dedicated to this unique feast.

Ask Our Lady for strength to stand by your suffering child with this prayer

She knows exactly what it feels like to suffer as your child suffers next to you.

This powerful Rosary novena solves interpersonal problems, gloriously

Got someone driving you crazy? This is the solution you need ...

Why is September dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows?

The tradition dates back as far as the 17th century, when the Servites established a special feast in September.

Bishop reinstating Confraternity of Our Lady of La Leche at oldest shrine of USA

Devotion to Nursing Mother of Jesus was instrumental in bringing Native Americans of Florida region to the Faith.

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