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Catholic Customs & Traditions: A Popular Guide

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From candlemas, to the Easter candle, through relics, the saints, the rosary, mystagogia, and more author Greg Dues traces the vast riches of the traditions, customs, beliefs, and practices of the church for contemporary Catholics.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Twenty-Third Publications
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Michael
A very interesting guide to the customs, rituals, and practices of Catholicism, including insights on why certain things are done, both in terms of theology and history and culture. As someone who has not grown up Catholic, I feel that I understand Catholicism a lot better than I did before reading it. One aspect of the book I found interesting was how the author traced the evolution of certain rites and practices, starting with the earliest Christian practices and going all the way up the lates ...more
Colleen
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion, catholic
Surprisingly comprehensive for such a small book.

This book provides significant detail not only on current, modern day Catholic practices but additionally details historical practices and how those involved into our current traditions. I wish that the book provided a longer list of popular saints, but overall I am very impressed.

It is a good read for current Catholics, aspiring Catholics, or those who simply want to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Chris J
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
A fine book.
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Can't remember much about this but found it helpful.
Rob
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, clear & concise guide to the history and meanings behind Catholic customs and tradition. Extremely helpful and great for a quick reference guide.
Natalie Meyers
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Easy to understand, clear, concise explanations of Catholic customs. I was given this book in RCIA class and have found it very helpful and informative.
Nicky Uerling
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great book. I'll be glad to have this on my shelf as a reference for years to come!
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