The Catholic Home

The Catholic Home

Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day

Book - 2004
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A practical, inspiring guide to Catholic observances and celebrations for the home. For centuries, the Catholic Church has offered an abundance of splendid traditions that extend religious and spiritual practice into daily life. Now, Meredith Gould reintroduces these customs and rituals to modern Roman Catholics. Using the liturgical calendar,The Catholic Homeprovides familiar and new ways to celebrate each season and its special days. Gould reviews major holy days, select saints' days, familiar prayers, and suggests meaningful ways to prepare as a family for such sacraments as Baptism, Confirmation, First Eucharist, and Matrimony. This book includes a concise history of each ritual and clarifies the meaning behind it by highlighting celebrations of Catholic holidays from different parts of the globe. Your family will learn to make Advent wreaths, Jesse trees, St. Lucy's crowns, King's cakes, All Souls altars, traditional foods, and participate in family devotions. ThroughoutThe Catholic Home, Gould's down-to-earth practicality and sense of humor give the activities she describes modern relevance no matter how ancient their origins. Excerpts from the officialCatechism of the Catholic Churchare included to illuminate Church doctrine on matters of faith and ritual. This indispensable guide will appeal to Catholics young and old and inspire beloved family traditions to be handed down from one generation to the next.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385509923
0385509928
Branch Call Number: 263.0882 Gou
Characteristics: xx, 228 p. ; 20 cm.

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