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Apocalypse 22:16 "Ego sum radix et genus David, stella splendida et matutina"


 
by the Spanish Master of Aviá. Scenes: Annunciation/Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation
 


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Thinking Catholic: The Catholic Worldview

Devotions & Prayer

The Basics: What You Need to Know

Posture and Gesture
The Sign of the Cross
Veiling
Traditional Prayers, Creeds, & Ejaculations
Novenas
The 6 Approved Litanies
Morning Offering
The Rosary: Mary's Psalter
Stations of the Cross

Eucharistic Adoration
Lectio Divina

Fasting & Abstinence
 
Specific Devotions

Devotion to the Holy Name
Devotion to the Child Jesus
Devotion to the Holy Face
Devotion to the Five Wounds
Devotion to the Divine Mercy
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 
Other

Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin
The Franciscan Crown (Seraphic Rosary)
Akathistos to the Mother of God
The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic
Pilgrimage
Votive Offerings
Labyrinths
St. Joseph: Real Estate Agent?

The Sacrifice of the Mass

Introduction
Mental & Spiritual Preparation
Attire & Etiquette
Order of the Mass
Video of the Mass
Missing Mass, & Spiritual Communion
Liturgical Vestments
Liturgical Vessels
Liturgical Colors
Gospel & Epistle Readings for Sundays & Holydays

Sacraments & Life Events

Birth & Rebirth

Circumcision?
Sacrament: Baptism
The Churching of Women
 
Sin, Reconciliation, & Penance

Nightly Examination of Conscience
Sacrament: Penance
Gaining Indulgences
Redemptive Suffering: "Offering it up"
 
Growing in Sanctity & Living Life

Conversion of the Heart
Sacrament: Holy Communion
Sacrament: Confirmation
Modesty
Catholics and the Animal World

 
Living your Vocation

Sacrament: Holy Matrimony
Sacrament: Holy Orders
 
Sickness and Death

Sick Calls
Sacrament: Unction
The Catholic Way of Dying
Burying the Dead: Catholic Funerals
Praying for the Dead


Sacred Time

The Liturgical Year
Seasonal Customs

Holy Years of Jubilee
The Catholic Day, Week, & Month
Keeping the Lord's Day
Name Days

The Canonical Hours
The Angelus

Sacred Space

The Domestic Church: The Catholic Home
Mary Gardens
Roadside Shrines
Parishes, Dioceses, Archdioceses, Patriarchates
Types of Ecclesiastical Buildings
Inside your Church

Sacred Things

Introduction to Sacramentals
Water
Fire
Incense
Ashes
Salt
Holy Oils
Bells
Sacred Images: Statues & Other Icons
Crucifixes and Crosses
Palm Branches
Scapulars
St. Joseph's Cinctures (Cords)
St. Benedict Medal
The Miraculous Medal
Relics and the Incorruptibles
Agnus Dei
Holy Cards
St. Anthony's Brief
Sacrifice Beads

Other Things You Need to Know

Lists every Catholic should be familiar with
Lyrics and Melodies of Traditional Catholic Hymns
Latin
Learn to Chant the Pater Noster
Imprimi Potest, Nihil Obstat, & Imprimatur
Christian Symbols
Symbols of the Saints in Art
Phrases & Abbreviations Catholics Use
Marian Apparitions Deemed Worthy of Belief
Books of the Catholic Bible
The Davidic Psalter
The Parables of Lord Christ

Religious & the Hierarchy

Religious Life
Abbreviations of Religious Orders
Addressing and Greeting Clergy & Religious
Contacting Vatican Officials
List of Popes & Ecumenical Councils
How Popes are Elected
Basic Information About Vatican City
How to Receive a Papal Blessing

Miscellaneous

Maria Lactans: Mary as Nursing Mother
The Sibyls
The Four Temperaments
Precious Stones of the Bible
Catholic Movies
Archbishop Fulton Sheen in Real Audio
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