Flickering candles, fragrant incense, statues, rosary beads, stained glass windows, colorful vestments, altar bells and holy water are just a few of the visible signs of Catholic traditions and rituals. Catholics understand that engaging all the senses is important to fully participate in our faith.
I also love the devotions that have been passed down through the ages such as the Angelus, the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. These customs deepen my faith and connect me with other Catholics in the past, present and future. I feel it is important to teach them to my children so that they can continue to keep these traditions alive.