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Offline Stephen Francis

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« on: November 28, 2012, 09:14:00 AM »
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    Friends, Deo gratias, my family is inclining more and more towards the traditions of Holy Church, especially now that Advent is very nearly upon us.

    I need some links or suggestions for devotions, practices, decorations for the home, really ANYTHING having to do with a traditional Catholic observance of Advent, Christmas, Septuagesima and so on. Really just concentrating on Advent right now, but anything will help and be MUCH appreciated.

    See, it seems that our extended families have been rather contentious with us lately regarding some of our life choices and our living situation. This, by the grace of Almighty God, has caused my wife and I to want to "circle the wagons" and strengthen our bonds as an immediate family. The Mrs. and I have been discussing Church history and Tradition for some time now (she was baptized and raised in a vomitously modern, relativistic Novus congregation). Little by little, she has come to see both the error of Newchurch and the errors of Protestantism (we still attend an independent Prot group - long story).

    Since our situation is very similar to that of political prisoners or citizens of an occupied nation (again, difficult to explain simply), we must study, learn and begin to practice the Faith both gradually and in secret, since our extended families are either anti-Catholic on one hand or blatantly compromised ecumenists on the other hand.

    We covet your prayers as we travel towards full communion. Help us to begin to sanctify this Advent season and so to honor Our Lord and the Holy Family in proper and fitting ways.

    St. Joseph, spouse of Our Lady and caretaker of Our Savior, pray for us.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
    This evil of heresy spreads itself. The doctrines of godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat [the Papacy] is now openly proposed as a rewar

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    « Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 01:01:11 PM »
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  • bump - I know there are lots of helpful people on CI.
    This evil of heresy spreads itself. The doctrines of godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat [the Papacy] is now openly proposed as a rewar


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    « Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 01:20:48 PM »
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    bump - I know there are lots of helpful people on CI.



    I know it sounds simple, but why not search the net for a make your own advent wreath?  You and your Mrs. could make one together and have it for years to come.    

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    « Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 03:21:59 PM »
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  • Especially for families with young children, one of my favorite Catholic idea sites is showerofroses.blogspot.com. She has seven children up to about age 12, so most of her content is geared toward that age group.

    If you scroll down the right side of her blog, you'll see under "categories" that she has 118 posts pertaining to Advent and Christmas.

    She also has a related site called Catholic Cuisine (I'd guess it's that at .blogspot.com) which focuses on foods used to celebrate feasts.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

     

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