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A Journey into Catholic Faith and Interesting Faith Facts*

 

We are so blessed with amazing traditions and rich history in our Catholic Church! The purpose of this new ministry is to provide you with interesting articles about our faith for you to enjoy, so you can learn new things and have a greater appreciation for our marvelous Church and Catholic faith.

Links and information are graciously provided to us by Theresa Kaposi,

which is why we call this page "Theresa's Corner."

 

*The content and articles you will see originate from various places on the web. Authors names are included (if available) along with links to the original articles, so all content and credit for it is theirs. We are just sharing this wealth of information with you in hopes that you enjoy it as much as we do!

 

Faith and Fun Corner

April 12, 2019

The letters are frequently found on the top of crucifixes and are straight out of the Bible.

Philip Kosloski

April 12, 2019

In the the first three Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, it is narrated that after Jesus is nailed to the cross, the soldiers “placed over his head the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:37).

The Gospel of John expands on this particular part of the Passion story of Jesus, explaining how the Jewish leaders protested against this sign. Pilate is the one who orders the sign and ensures that it is written in multiple languages for all to read.

Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.” Now many of the Jews read this inscription...

April 12, 2019

Each element of the chalice has profound symbolism, linking it to Jesus' Passion, death and resurrection.

Philip Kosloski  

April 10, 2019

Almost everything used in a Catholic Mass has a rich history behind it, with various levels of symbolism. The chalice and paten used during Mass to hold the Eucharistic bread and wine that is transformed into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ are one such example.

Specifically, the chalice and all the elements that surround it have been symbolically connected to the death and burial of Jesus, reminding the priest of Jesus’ Passion and resurrection every time he celebrates Mass. Some of this symbolism is even made explicit in the traditional consecration of the chalice and paten, where a bishop or pr...

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