Advent wreaths are traditionally made from evergreen branches and have four candles. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent—three candles are purple, and one is a rose color.
Biological parents to two daughters and two sons, Bruce and Lisa Alexander first considered adoption after their youngest was born. However, it was not until the 2012 March for Life that the Catholic couple decided to proceed.
Here’s a list of our favorite Advent calendars to bring the Nativity story to your family, and hopefully create cherished memories and long-lasting traditions.
The U.S. bishops voted to honor Mother Teresa each year in the Liturgical Calendar of the United States.
Kelly was eight months pregnant, lying in the street, ready to die. That’s when she heard a small voice speak to her.
On Nov. 3, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Dominican brother who lived a life of humble service and charity and became the first black saint of the Americas.
Did you know that you can get a plenary indulgence any day this November? It’s true. The Vatican has decided to grant Catholics who visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November a plenary indulgence.
On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles.