Signs of life: 40 Catholic customs and the differences they make

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Scott Hahn, the bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper and Reasons to Believe, celebrates the touchstones of the Catholic life, guiding readers to a deeper faith through the Church’s rites, customs, and traditional prayers.Signs of Life is beloved author Scott Hahn’s clear and comprehensive guide to the Biblical doctrines and historical traditions that underlie Catholic beliefs and practices. Devoting single chapters to each topic, the author takes the reader on a journey that illuminates the roots and significance of all things Catholic, including: the Sign of the Cross, the Mass, the Sacraments, praying with the saints, guardian angels, sacred images and relics, the celebration of Easter, Christmas, and other holidays, daily prayers, and much more. In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church’s wisdom to everyday life.
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table_of_contents Introduction -- Life begins -- Holy water -- The sign of the cross -- Baptism (Godparents) -- Mass -- Guardian angels -- Life times -- Calendar -- Lent and Easter -- Advent and Christmas -- Novenas -- A day in the life -- Posture -- Morning offering -- Aspirations -- Angelus -- Grace at meals -- Examination of conscience -- Life lessons -- Bible study -- Spiritual reading -- Retreats -- Stages of life -- Confirmation -- Marriage -- Priesthood -- Anointing of the sick -- Spice of life -- Incense -- Candles -- Images -- Relics -- Fasting and mortification -- Abundant life -- Confession -- Indulgences -- Praying with the saints -- Pilgrimage -- The presence of God -- Almsgiving -- Love of my life -- Devotion to the Trinity -- Rosary -- Scapulars and medals -- Mental prayer -- Reverence for the tabernacle -- Life goes on -- Care for the dying -- Christian burial -- Prayers for the dead.
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