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Are Cross Necklaces Catholic?

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Is there a “Catholic” Cross? It is very common to see people wearing a cross necklace. Some are plain, some are ornate and some feature an image of Jesus on them. Among all these options is there a “Catholic” cross? The answer of course, is both yes and no. Let’s …

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What does a Saint Wear on Her First Communion?

While browsing through our Communion veils, gloves and accessories, I began to wonder, what does a saint wear on her First Communion? Would her dress be simple? Or would she be dressed to the nines for such a special day? And then I stumbled across this photo of St. Therese’s …

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Giving Meaningful Baptismal Gifts

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated …

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5 Parent Tips for First Communion

First Holy Communion is a big event in the life of a child and in the life of a family. We asked an experienced mom who guided three boys and three girls though the celebration of First Holy Communion to give us tips on how to make preparations that would …

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How-To Measure for a First Communion Dress

Need to buy a First Communion Dress this year? If yes, we want to share an article just posted to our store website that walks you through the basics of getting a good set of measurements for a girl’s dress. This is the first in a series of reference guides …

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