We’ve compiled ALL of our favorite Catholic gifts for 2021 into one guide! This year we will select five of our email subscribers to win each category of gifts. If you’re not a subscriber, click here to make sure you have a chance to win.
We thank each of these wonderful Catholic small businesses for donating their merchandise so that we can offer this incredible giveaway. We encourage you to show your support for their work. It’s truly inspiring to see how the Holy Spirit inspires such creativity and artistry. We know that the goal of each and every one of these shops is to glorify Christ in all they do and lead others to know Him.
A 5×7, high quality giclee print on archival paper complete with artist signature and customized with gold leaf embellishment from the artist. This piece depicts the scenes of the Seven Sorrows of Mary through her perspective. Through this unique rendering, we observe the: 1)Prophesy of Simeon, 2) Flight to Egypt, 3) Losing Jesus in the Temple, 4) Meeting Jesus as He carries the Cross, 5) Jesus’ Crucifixion, 6) Jesus taken down from the Cross, and 7) Jesus’ burial. Each scene is separated by a sword, piercing Our Mother’s Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart.
“The concept of each person being made uniquely in the Imago Dei – the image & likeness of God – is something that has always captivated my heart; and so each veil that I create is made in imitation of that concept, to honor the unique expression of the Imago Dei in each woman who wears one of my veils. With each veil I create, I pray specifically for the woman who will receive it, offering up rosaries and the creative process itself as a prayer for her. Ave Maria Veil Co is more than just a small Catholic business I run. It’s a ministry, too!”
A scrunchie is a perfect way to bring the saints into your everyday life! Wear on your wrist for a constant reminder of your cheerleaders in heaven, or use it to tie back your hair as your get down to business with the day’s tasks.
This business started about a year ago when I first sat down to learn the Rosary as part of Lenten penance. I had learned how powerful this prayer was (especially after watching Father Calloway’s talk) and wanted to learn it. As I memorized the prayers, I really got tired of carrying a bag of beads in my pocket – I try to carry as little as possible in my pockets – and started brainstorming a way to carry the Rosary in my wallet. I love how easy it is to carry this prayer tool, and always have it with you. Customers have shared how great it is for work breaks, walks, commutes, and even teaching kiddos how to pray the Rosary!
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Leanne Bowen heard this Mary Oliver quote during a talk. It would change the trajectory of her life forever. She knew if she was fully alive, she would be painting. Now she paints and makes alongside her two little girls and husband at the base of the Sierra Nevadas in California. It truly is a wild and precious life. What is Jesus calling you to do with yours?
“I am a wife to a firefighter, a mother and teacher to six crazy awesome kids, and mostly recently, a business owner. Cause of Our Joy started as a desire to bring my husband home. He works two jobs to support our big family and homeschooling life, and we miss him. So after watching a lot of youtube videos during laundry folding and floor mopping, I decided I could help. After designing my first t-shirts for my kids patron saints, I realized I LOVE designing.
So, welcome to my little corner of the Internet. Stay a while and if you can’t find exactly what you want, I will make it for you. God is so good and I want my shop to glorify Him in every way along with helping others live their faith.”
Gratia Design Co is a creative studio that seeks to celebrate the beauty of God’s grace and inspire joy through art and design. Bringing you quality made home decor, stationery goods, and gifts inspired by our Catholic faith and the lives of the saints.
This beautiful image of the Virgen de Guadalupe is accentuated with flowers that will never wilt! Great gift idea to celebrate the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in December or Christmas gift for moms, grandmothers and newlyweds who are starting to build their home altars. The picture does not do this item justice. It is absolutely stunning. This is a gift is sure to be an heirloom passed on for generations.
This 4oz. amber glass bottle is a perfect complement for the intentional Catholic home. The overlapping symbols represent the intersection of the material and the divine, and illustrate the source of sacramental power: the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Ten Symbols are illustrated in the piece: IHS (monogram taken from the Greek spelling of Jesus), the consecrated host, 12 stars (representing the 12 tribes of Israel), ichthys (“Jesus fish”), Chi Rho (representing the first two letters of the Greek word Christos), ancient Hebrew for Yeshua and Yahweh, crosses representing His suffering for our redemption, crowns representative of His kingship, and the Alpha and Omega symbols representing His all-encompassing presence.
A Stained Glass Rosary cleverly pairs a modern and sleek design with the richness of traditional sacred art to transform how you pray the Rosary. Increase prayerful focus and deepen your meditation as you become immersed in the 20 mysteries of the Rosary through stained glass masterpieces from the 13th – 17th centuries. With limited distractions and containing just enough content without being overwhelming, A Stained Glass Rosary is designed to be used while praying.
Each turn of a page reveals a mystery of the Rosary with its corresponding full-page stained glass art, spiritual fruit, and a Printed Bead Tracker. Simply move your thumb down the page of beads to keep your place, allowing the colors of the tracker to pull you into the scene of the stained glass.
While designed for adults, A Stained Glass Rosary is suitable for older children as well. It is perfect for those learning to pray the Rosary, those who want to pray on the go, and especially for those who desire to enter more deeply into the mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Christ.
Use coupon code CATHOLICLINK10 for 10% off at Thy Olive Tree shop from Nov 19 – Dec 10, 2021.
Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular modern saints in the world, but the details of her life and spirituality are still not widely known and are somewhat of a mystery even to her devoted followers.
With over 150 stunning photographs, in-depth text, and plentiful sidebars on history, geography, and themes, this gorgeous work helps us enter into the universe of “the greatest saint of modern times” to discover the simplicity, yet depth of her daily life and of her relationships, both human and spiritual.
What does the Bible really say about the birth of Jesus? How did the celebration of Christmas become associated with things like Santa Claus and decorated trees? In The True Meaning of Christmas: The Birth of Jesus and the Origins of the Season, biblical scholar Michael Patrick Barber offers an inspiring look at the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth and the development of the Christmas season.
The Catholic Faith begins and ends with Jesus Christ, culminating in the Eucharist as its Source and Summit. “Behold, it is I,” Jesus says, and the faithful believe. Examining these words of Jesus, Fr. George Elliott and Dr. Stacy Trasancos provide some of the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist from Scripture, Tradition, and the scientific investigation of Eucharistic miracles.
Hallow is the #1 Catholic App in the world, downloaded over 1 million times and used to pray over 25 million times in 150 different countries! It is authentically Catholic and features more than 3,000 audio-guided prayers, meditations, Christian music, and audio Bible readings. Some of the content you can find on Hallow include a free daily Rosary, daily Gospel Lectio Divina, Daily Examen, and Daily Saint Meditation. Hallow also has praylists for Calm, Humility, and Joy, Minute Meditations for brief moments with God throughout your day, regular Litanies and Novenas, and meditations and prayers for Mental Health. Hear prayers and Bible Stories from your favorite Catholic speakers like Bishop Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Fr. Mark-Mary, and enjoy Gospel readings from Jonathan Roumie and the #1 Bible in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Hallow has so much content to bring you peace and into deeper relationship with God. Join Hallow’s #Pray25 Challenge this Advent to journey to Bethlehem with Mary. The #Pray25 Challenge features daily meditations bringing you into the story of Salvation with the woman who brought Christ into the world. For free access to all of the meditations on Hallow, sign up at hallow.com/catholiclinken.
The world is uncertain and ever-changing—but Catholics are called to be untroubled by the unknown and secure in the midst of insecurity. How can this be?
Untroubled by the Unknown, a booklet in The Curious Catholic series, was created to help draw busy Catholics closer to God by calling them to trust in his mercy. Fr. Mike Schmitz shows Catholics that enduring hope and trust is just as possible today as it was for the first disciples. Complete with questions for personal reflection or group discussion and real-life challenges after each chapter, this booklet is perfect for individual devotion or group study.
Readers will learn:
What hope and trust really are
3 ways hardships can actually help to deepen faith
How to face the unknown without fear
Why mercy is the key to understanding trust in God
How to surrender one’s own plans and trust in God’s plan
Do you feel like God is calling you to…something, but you don’t know what? Don’t know where to start? Do you find it hard to clear away the noise of life, and apps, and phones and really listen to God?
How is it possible that a chain-smoking socialist, a teenage video gamer, an opium addict, a satanic high priest, a disabled beggar, and a self-absorbed mean girl became saints?
Popular itinerant missionary Meg Hunter-Kilmer will stretch your preconceived notions of holiness by exploring the lesser-known lives of seventy-five extraordinary people whose human struggles and limitations reveal the power of God’s grace.
What could be more familiar than the Christmas story—and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child—their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this “earthly trinity” is to gaze into heaven.
In 1859, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a young woman named Adele Brise. Mary gave Adele a special mission: “To gather the children to the wild country to teach them what they needed to know for their salvation.” A chapel was built in honor of Our Lady of Good Help in the place where she appeared.
Champions of the Rosary introduces us to siblings Philip, Elizabeth, and John, who attend catechism classes with Sr. Adele Brise. Together, with their older brother James, they witness the raging Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
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