Relax, Keep Our Sights On Advent; Easy Gift Giving
|December 12, 2006
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|…depicts a tender scene of a mother with a baby in a basket and a little
girl sitting on a table. Standing at the open door is a religious
sister looking in.
| More Heavens Than One Fine Art Print
The picture is a beautiful portrayal of two paths to Heaven—motherhood and religious life.
The Chastity Ring
This ring’s a special symbol of the promise that I’ve made.
With your help, O Lord, I know, its glow will never fade.
With your help, Lord, I’ll stand firm, though some may criticize.
For Whose opinion matters, if I look good in Your eyes?
Who can give me anything to take the place of You?
Who on earth can justify a love that isn’t true?
So, I make my statement, on my hand and in my heart.
I know, one day, I’ll hear You say I chose the better part.
The world calls this “old fashioned;” still, I’ll wait-it’s just a while.
For Honor, Truth, and Faithfulness are never out of style.
An Assortment of Chastity Rings
Each ring comes with a gift box, card, and pouch.
The card has “The Chastity Ring” poem on it.
|The print comes packaged on foam board
and wrapped in plastic.Each limited print is signed by the artist.
|Mission Garden Print — San Diego De Alcala
This 11″ x 14″ print of Mission Garden is a professional lumira
prints made from the original.
|We have almost 200 jewelry items that are available for immediate shipment. These items are available for special 2-day express shipping for only $10 within the United States!
|It’s Not Too Late: Three Steps to a Successful Advent
by Dr. Jeff Mirus, special to CatholicCulture.org
December 11, 2006
The same thing that makes Advent wonderful often makes it terrible: preparation for Christmas. This is because, inevitably, we prepare for two Christmases. First, there is the spiritual preparation for Christ’s coming in grace and glory through the celebration of his coming in time. Second, there is the material preparation for all that is expected of us in the course of this celebration. How can we keep the one from interfering with the other?
No matter how hard we try, we cannot eliminate this interference altogether. Dealing effectively with such interference is part of what it means to be in but not of the world. Nonetheless, the key to a successful Advent is the ability to keep one’s spiritual focus so that all the other cares and bothers are imbued with, and motivated by, a proper Advent spirituality.
In honor of the Holy Trinity, let’s take a three-step approach. Here are the three most important things you can do to make your Advent more successful this year:…