Everything You Need to Know But No One Ever Taught You
What do you say when someone asks, "You're a Catholic. So tell me, what do Catholics do when they pray a novena?"... Or when they "offer it up."... Or "wear a medal."... Or "go to Confession."... Or any of the dozens of other devotions that set Catholics apart from other Christians.
If you've ever been tongue-tied trying to explain Catholic practices...or if you have a few questions of your own ... or maybe you are just learning about Catholicism, you've got to read The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions.
The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions is the only book that not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of the most time-honored traditions of the Church but also the how.
In this collection of Catholic devotions, authors Mike Aquilina and Regis J. Flaherty outline everything you need to know but nobody ever taught you about the ways Catholics pray with sign and symbol.
From the Angelus to an Examination of Conscience to First Fridays, Vigil Candles, and more, you'll learn exactly what words to say, what gestures to make, what actions to take - in short, you'll find step-by-step guidelines to all the devotional rites and rituals of the Catholic Faith.
But that's not all. The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions also furnishes a history of each devotion and a reflection on its importance in the prayer life of Catholics as well as succinct and salient quotes from saints and prominent members of the Church.
And there's still more! With its down-to-earth, practical advice, The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions incorporates cautions, drawn from Scripture and Tradition for potential temptations and distractions as well as revealing the blessings and graces associated with the devotions. If you want to learn what devotions comprise a truly Catholic life, and share those practices with others, you can't be without The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions.
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Catholics could enrich their spiritual lives immeasurably by rediscovering their legacy of devotions, contend Aquilina (author of five previous books for OSV) and Flaherty (executive director of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Cemeteries).| Read Full Review of The How to Book of Catholic D...
Here are a few practices that are covered: • Praying the Sign of the Cross • Praying the Angelus • Praying the Rosary • Going to Confession • Using Holy Water • Making a Novena • Praying the Stations of the Cross • Using a Vigil Candle • Beginning Spiritual Direction • Maki...| Read Full Review of The How to Book of Catholic D...
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