Christmas Gift Idea #3

Prayer Primer : Igniting a Fire Within

Here is another great Christmas gift idea, one of several books I want to tell you about.   Fr. Thomas Dubay’s Prayer Primer.
As you have heard many times, I am a big fan of Fr. Dubay who passed away in September.  This great little book presupposes no knowledge of prayer but will help even those experienced in it.  Do you want to learn how to start or about different types of prayer?  What about Eastern forms of prayer, are they compatible with Christian prayer?  How do you teach children to pray?  How do you assess your progress or deepen your prayer?  This is the book for you.
I’ve linked to The Catholic Company, another (obviously) Catholic business you may want to support.
Disclaimer: The Catholic Company or Ignatius Press do not pay me for this recommendation.  I just really love this book!  Go to both of their sites and buy stuff!

Christmas Gift Idea #2

Christmas gift idea #2 is Magnificat magazine.  I can’t tell you how fantastic the Magnificat is.  It is a beautiful companion on your faith journey, with morning and evening prayer, meditations, daily Mass readings, general prayers and a lot more.  It’s convenient size fits right into your pocket or purse and is printed on lovely paper that feels wonderful in your hand.
I’m linking you to the Aquinas and More Catholic store for the Magnificat because they have significant discounts on what is a fairly pricey yearly subscription.  The Magnificat also comes in Spanish and they have individual companion volumes for purchase on the Rosary and Lent.

What is really neat is the MagnifiKid! Magazine for the 6-12 set.  This is fantastic.  We really liked the explanations of the Sunday readings, jokes and games plus helps in learning to pray.
I highly recommend the Magnificat magazine and it would make a fantastic gift for someone who is trying to further their spiritual life.

Christmas Gift Idea #1

Do you need some Christmas gift ideas?  I thought I would feature some gifts from Catholic companies that I liked that I thought you might too, so today’s post will be about a website I discovered recently, Agnus Giftshop.  They have the coolest T-shirts.  My favorite is the one that says “What Part of This is My Body Don’t You Understand?”  They have tons of traditional, modern and tasteful designs. Some are really beautiful.  Like this shirt…

There is something for everyone Catholic, even maternity wear. 

They have buttons and magnets of all kinds:


iPhone cases,

and cool decals for the car,

They have beer steins, calendars, journals…lets just say lots of nice stuff.  Check them out.  You can use their stuff for fundraisers too!
Disclaimer:  Agnus Giftshop has no idea of who I am, I get nada for recommending them.  I just thought they were cool.  Go forth and shop!

Singing Silent Monks

If you need a good laugh, this is just a great video and I hope you enjoy it. It is a group of High School students as “Silent Monks” singing the Hallelujah Chorus.

Thanks so much to Creative Minority Report for passing it on. I hope y’all are having a good Advent.