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Why Does Mary Visit Her Cousin Elizabeth?

Why Does Mary Visit Her Cousin Elizabeth?

Q:  Why does Mary visit her cousin Elizabeth? It doesn’t make sense to me for a pregnant woman to take such a long journey. Any…

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Can’t Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas

Can’t Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas

It hits me at odd times throughout the year, in small, fleeing sparks: that feeling of perfect warmth and wonder that embodies Christmastime. Perhaps it’s…

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3 Ways to Practice Hope

3 Ways to Practice Hope

I think I’ve finally figured out why I skip over Advent and rush toward Christmas: Advent is a season of hope, and I find it…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Joy of Knowing Her Son

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Joy of Knowing Her Son

Imagine the delight of my devout Native-Mexican mother-in-law when her sixth child, my husband, was born on December 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady…

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Busted Halo’s Ultimate Catholic Gift Guide: 2017 Edition

Busted Halo’s Ultimate Catholic Gift Guide: 2017 Edition

Need inspiration for some meaningful gifts this Christmas? Look no further than our 2017 Catholic Gift Guide!

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5 Tips for a More Spiritual Advent

5 Tips for a More Spiritual Advent

There’s something very special about the first Sunday of Advent — singing the familiar Advent hymns and lighting the first Advent candle. I always feel…

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Busted Halo’s 2017 Advent Calendar

Busted Halo’s 2017 Advent Calendar

Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar brings a sense of surprise by showing you the whole calendar, but not letting you “open” each…

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A Lesson in Waiting: An Advent Retreat

A Lesson in Waiting: An Advent Retreat

Our preparations for Christmas often overwhelm us with occasions for waiting. We wait in line at stores. We wait for Christmas bonuses, traveling relatives, the…

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2017 InstaAdvent Photo Challenge

2017 InstaAdvent Photo Challenge

Our Advent photo challenge is back and better than ever!

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WATCH: Advent in Two Minutes

WATCH: Advent in Two Minutes

What is Advent all about? How is Advent different than Christmas? In a BRAND NEW version of our classic video, we explain this special season in the Church and why the experience of waiting, hope, and preparation is still so important in our lives today.

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