Advent

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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What Was the Mary Thinking the Week Prior to Giving Birth to Jesus?

In the liturgical calendar of the Latin Church, December 18 has been known as the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although it is not currently in the liturgical calendar, I first came upon this feast in 2013 after reading through an old missal that was given to me as a gift. As someone that has …

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Celebrate Advent with These 6 Beautiful Austrian Traditions

Christmas is such a tremendous day in the Catholic Church that it can’t be celebrated just on one day. That’s why the Church prepares with Advent, a time set aside to prepare our bodies and souls for the celebration of the Christ Child.  Even though radio stations and department stores have been celebrating Christmas for …

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Advent

Here’s Why Advent Is the Perfect Time to Think About the Four Last Things

Why should you think about something as dark as death and the end times during a season full of preparing for Christ child? Isn’t Advent supposed to be filled with the light of the purple and pink candles and the joy of the upcoming Christmas season? It’s true, death and the final times are a …

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