Religious items for those on your Christmas list this year

By Chicago Catholic staff
Wednesday, November 15, 2023


J.Lily Mysteries of the  Rosary Candles

Available in white and black, these candles for each of the mysteries of the rosary offer an opportunity to light them and meditate on the mysteries. A variety of scents makes this an attractive way to create an aura of prayer. Each candle has a 90-hour burn time, comes in 11 oz. glass candle, 3.5” high by 3.25” wide, and is available in four different scents: Midnight Mass, Roman Cathedral, Mary’s Garden or Benediction. $39.95 each

“A Missal for Children”

“A Missal for Children” by Ignatius Press will help children better understand what the Mass is and will guide them through the liturgy to meditate on the mystery of the Eucharist. Each of the prayers of the Mass is numbered. The same number precedes the explanation of the prayer on the facing page. Children can read the text of the Mass on the right-hand page and find its explanation on the left. Illustrations help children to understand the actions of the priest and the deeper meaning of the Mass. $16.99

Trappist Preserves Bestsellers Gift Pack

Since the 1950s, St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, home to Cistercian monks, has produced Trappist Preserves, a popular line of jams and jellies. This gift pack, includes the monastery’s best-selling preserves in 12-ounce jars. They include apricot, cherry, concord grape, peach, sweet orange and strawberry. Other gift packs available. Distributed by Monastery Greetings. $36.95

Catholic Coffee Gift Pack

Each box contains four premium roasts of coffee in 12-ounce bags. A convenient, handy way to sample some delicious coffee and honor the heroes of the church. Flavors include light, dark, french and espresso roasts. Prayer cards for all four saints included. $89.95

Monks’ Three Bread, Three Biscotti Gift Box

Choose three  loaves of Monks’ bread and three boxes of Monks’ biscotti or biscottini attractively packaged for gift-giving. The monks of the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, New York, have baked Monks’ bread since 1953. What started in the kitchen at the monastery soon became a state-of-the-art bakery. Monks’ bread has been a favorite in the Northeast for decades. Monks’ famous bread is available in eight varieties. Monks’ biscotti are traditional twice-baked cookies, distinctive and loaded with flavor. $44.99, free shipping

Christmas Self-Care Box: Assorted Gifts from the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

This uniquely packaged Christmas box contains a variety of all-natural products that have been handcrafted by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri: short pillar frosted fruit candle, 13- ounce, biodegradable and water soluble; flavor-free lip balm made from all-natural ingredients; premium all-natural handmade peppermint patty soap, 5 ounces, carefully blended, cut and placed in a cloth bag; citrus mint sugar scrub, 4 ounces; all-natural handcrafted vanilla scented lotion, 6 ounces, made from food-grade ingredients. Distributed by Cedar House. $49.95




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