The Catholic Home

The Catholic Home

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

Book - 2004 | First edition
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Random House, Inc.
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 Home provides 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.

Throughout The 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 official Catechism of the Catholic Church are 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.

Baker & Taylor
Invites Catholic readers to enrich a religious identity by incorporating traditional and new home-based rituals into their family lives, suggesting a year's worth of activities, from utilizing Advent wreaths and May crowns to making Sacrament preparations and reading the Bible.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385509923
0385509928
Branch Call Number: 263 Gould 2004
Characteristics: xx, 228 pages ; 20 cm

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