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What You Might Not Know About the Good King, St. Wenceslaus

Born in the year 907, Saint Wenceslaus lived in a period of great political unrest. He was the son of the Duke of Bohemia and grew up a pagan. His grandmother St. Ludmilla introduced Wenceslaus to Christianity. Filled with jealousy at Ludmilla’s relationship and influence over Wenceslaus, his mother Drahomira ended up murdering her mother …

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How ‘Dia de Los Reyes Magos’ Keeps Christmas Alive in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Doesn’t it seem like once the calendar year begins, the Christmas and holiday season ends? Well, it may look like that to the secular world but we Catholics know better. There are many Epiphany traditions that one can partake in at the end of the twelve days of Christmas. For some people, Epiphany signals the …

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You Won’t Believe These Nativity Sets – Part V

It’s become tradition here at Epic Pew to present the best of the most epic of nativity scenes each year. We continue this yeart. Before you explore the nativity scenes for this year, take a look at the past three seasons’ collection: Part I: 10 Hilarious (or embarrassing) Nativity Sets Part II: You Won’t Believe These Nativity …

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5 Saints to Help You Survive The Holiday and Winter Blues

“Tis the season to be jolly,” the Christmas carol says. Yes, the holiday season brings a lot of reasons to smile and be happy, but it’s also a time of difficulty for many people. Some people have had a tough year full of loneliness and/or loss, unfortunately made worse by the holiday season. Other people …

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