It is no secret that Catholics have a deep appreciation for signs and symbols. It is part of our sacramental sensibility that reminds us of the presence of God in our midst. For this reason, Catholics are not shy about displaying sacred images in their homes, including a crucifix, a Bible, candles, and small statues. One unique example of this Catholic home décor is the placement of blessed palms—brought home from Palm Sunday Mass—in various places in our homes, often behind a crucifix or picture on the wall. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore this tradition of displaying palms in the home and reflect on its meaning.
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