Sacramental Gift Guide 2017

Faith-Inspired Presents for Everyone on Your List

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Editor's Note: An earlier issue with the below link to the guide has been fixed.
With Easter and springtime approaching, it is time for many families to celebrate the
sacraments of baptism, Eucharist and confirmation.
The Register’s annual guide features gifts for babies being baptized, children making their first
Communion, teens being confirmed, new Catholics entering the Church and couples getting married.
(Prices are subject to change.)
To order: or (800) 854-6316 (unless otherwise noted).
Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.