Archive for December 2, 2023

For Advent 2023, Blessed Is She created a devotional for women called "Found."?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Advent 2023: 5 Catholic resources to help prepare your heart for the birth of Jesus

With the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities, it’s easy to lose track of what truly makes this time of... Read more

A religious sister from the Monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, hand-paints a pitcher.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Christmas 2023: Handmade gifts from Catholic monasteries

From soap and china to cakes and rosaries, these unique gifts are special to receive — and proceeds support the... Read more

Altar of the Child Jesus and the relic of the manger in the Church of Saint Catherine (Basilica of the Nativity) in Bethlehem.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

New Holy Land virtual Advent pilgrimage hopes to fill ‘holy sites with peace’

With the Israel-Hamas war, pilgrims can’t get to many holy sites this Advent and Christmas, so the Magdala Tourist Center... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience on Nov. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to COP28: Environmental destruction is ‘an offense against God’

Pope Francis canceled his scheduled trip to Dubai days before the climate summit at the request of his doctors. Read more