Blessed Imelda Lambertini was born in Bologna in 1322. She desired to become a nun from an early age and was sent to a Dominican convent for school.

While there she had visions of Mary, St. Agnes. She miraculously received her First Communion at age eleven on the Feast of the Ascension after which she died in ecstasy.

Pope Pius X named her the patroness of First Communicants.

Blessed ImeldaTo commemorate this patroness of First Communicants we have created a unique First Communion rosary with an image of Blessed Imelda on the center with her name and dates of her birth and death on the back.

Blessed Imelda Rosary

You can also order our unique Blessed Imelda holy cards as a special remembrance.

 

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Promising New Catholic Social Network

by Ian on March 28, 2014

Last week while browsing Pinterest I was invited to pin on several group boards by a site I hadn't heard of before called Awestruck.tv. I browsed their Pinterest boards - THOUSANDS of pins on all kinds of great Catholic stuff. That got me curious about the site so I browsed on over and found a WordPress site that was claiming to be a "Your portal to the Catholic community".

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I went ahead and signed up for the site and found that it is a pretty active community of Catholics sharing their faith through groups such as Carmelites, devotions, pro-life, book club, gardening - really, a huge variety of over 400 groups.

The site also has over twenty sub-sites on topics including Pinterest, Catholics in various countries and the Catholic Feast which is more about saints and feast days.

I spoke with the founder of the site, Norm over Skype about the project. It turns out that this was originally a South African project done in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and the bishops' conference but has spread all over the world.

If you are looking for a place to socialize with other Catholics and don't like the ads and privacy issues associated with Facebook, take a spin around Awestruck.tv.

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The Catholics Next DoorI've known Greg and Jennifer from the Catholic New Media Conference and their work with the Rosary Army for years. Not that we're best friends. I mean, they're famous and get to speak at conferences and I get to sell their books. I even interviewed them when their first book came out.

Apart from speaking, writing books and raising six kids, they also have a podcast called The Catholics Next Door. I am sure that they have been broadcasting on the Internet for almost the longest of any Catholic programming and they even had a show on Sirius Radio for a while. If you haven't listened to podcasts before or haven't heard of their show, go check it out. They talk about the Faith, share what's going on in their family, and sometimes you'll get a walk-on performance from Lilly or one of their other kids.

Last week Jennifer talked about her Great Adventure Bible study class. She was so excited about learning the deeper meaning behind Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Mass and some other sections of the Bible that I wished I was in the class.

All of us can use a positive, entertaining Faith refresher. Go check out their show. You'll thank me.

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You Can't Buy This Kind of Kudos

March 20, 2014

From a religious community that bought this St. Joseph Statue from us. Dear Aquinas & More, Peace of our Lord Jesus be with you! My name is ----, and I am a novice with the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in Texas.  My community and I were very impressed [...]

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Did You Hear What Pope Francis Recommended?

March 18, 2014

Back when I was first out of college and working at a tech company, I would pray theLiturgy of the Hours in the morning at my desk before work started. I never told people what I was doing but for some reason people noticed. one employee asked me for information about the Catholic Church and another [...]

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A Wonderful Book for First Communion - Free!

March 13, 2014
Mother Mary

We've been carrying Mother Mary along with the other titles from Bread of Life Publishing for a few years and just don't think they've gotten the exposure they deserve. To help spread the word, we're giving away ten copies of this book to Catholic mom-bloggers in exchange for honest reviews. If you want a copy, [...]

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Just 72 hours left to Save 20% on new Seven Sorrows of Mary book

February 26, 2014

The third book of illustrated meditations from Magnificat, The Seven Sorrows of Mary, is now available! Follow and reflect on defining moments in the life of Mary, from the Prophecy of Simeon, to the Death of Christ on the Cross, and others. This prayer book is an ideal companion for the season of Lent and [...]

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Large Homeschooling Family Needs Your Help

February 24, 2014

We received this note from a friend of ours and wanted to pass it along. Help this family out if you can:   I've spoken with many of you at some point about a friend of mine, Ann Frailey, who is a home schooling mother to 8 children.  This past December, her husband, John, died [...]

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This Lent, get a wonderful gift for your parish

January 30, 2014
Lenten Companion

Get the Lenten Companion for your parish and save 37%. For a limited time we are offering theMagnficat Lenten Companion for only $2.50 each when you order in packs of twenty. Are you looking for a way this Lent to return to the Church or to develop a more fervent practice of your faith? The holy season [...]

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