Posted on 1st Dec 2016
The liturgical year has come around again.
Advent ushers us in to the Christmas season and we wait expectantly for Our Lord.
The Catholic faith is based on the most beautiful gift offered to humanity, Jesus Christ. At F.C. Zieglers we are devoted to keeping Him in our hearts, in our homes and in our business. That means we are thrilled at the prospect of keeping Christ in Christmas. To that end, we have prepared this year’s Christmas Catholic Gift Guide. Our stores and website are brimming with this year’s choice gifts and that adds up to over 10,000 items in nine locations. Find reminders of Him and all that our faith encompasses with the gifts we feature. Bibles, bible covers, statues, toys, jewelry and many more Catholic gifts are available. Browse our guide, our website, and if you can, one of our stores. Keep Christ in Christmas? Well, sure. He will always be in ours. We celebrate Christ every day in our stores and business, so drop the car keys, get comfy and let the spirit of giving settle in while you browse.
Father, brother, husband, son, best bud, favorite uncle ,…You name him, we have him covered. We have assembled a selection of suggestions that include classics, such as a keychain and the very meaningful, like a sleeping St Joseph statuette. View Now!
Whether you are looking for a trinket or for a more elaborate way to share the Christmas spirit with a lady, we can meet your needs. Consider a keepsake box for her Rosary beads or a cookbook chock-full of recipes from the Vatican. Keep clicking. We have much more…View now!
Kids are so fun to shop for! In fact, our guide will give you as much joy in giving as they will have in opening up their treat. Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but we definitely had fun putting this list together for the littlest loves in your life. How about a Tiny Saint for a tiny person? Or, check out our Noah’s Ark Little People set. View now!
At the risk of sounding old and fuddy-duddyish, we will refrain from trying to sound hip and cool and just say that our web-builders have pored through our inventory to find just the right ideas for that teenager you love. Matt Maher definitely succeeds at sharing the Word with our young people - check out his CD. St. Sebastian will always be present at sporting events if you consider a medal that your teen can wear under a uniform. View Now!
With as much as our priests minister to us, it is easy to give in to that desire to give back. Here are some suggestions that will help you along the way. Feel free to click the chat button below for help if you need help for sizing, style or colors, or any other information on items you wish to consider. View Now!
One of our web-designers happens to be a retired teacher, so we have you covered on this. And if you are buying for a teacher in a Catholic school, you are definitely in luck. Feeling resourceful? Give the scholar a dictionary of saints. It will be useful in and out of the classroom. Or how about a visor clip to remind him that he is loved whether in the classroom or on the road? View Now!
Little-bitty items with itty bitty prices - Need just a little something to show your appreciation or remind someone of your affection? Go through our selection of itty-bitty things to fill a stocking from toe to cuff. A holy water bottle is a particularly meaningful little something. Or how about a Tiny Saint for a tiny person? View Now!
As necessary as they are, we understand that budgets are not necessarily fun, so we have compiled a list of under-tens to help you out. Go light and easy with a Happy Birthday Jesus ornament, or a little more sedate with framed art depicting The Last Supper. Did we say Last Supper for under ten? Why, yes…we did. View Now!
Can’t make that quick trip to Italy for a few trinkets? Shop with us and give “Roman Holiday” a whole new meaning. We have everything from medals to crucifixes and water bottles to satisfy your needs. View Now!
The time is nearly upon us when our stores will be decked out in Advent wreaths. With wreaths bearing everything from elaborate manger scenes to simple greenery will grace our shelves, the choices are myriad. How do you use it once you have one? A good place to start is the advent wreath itself. [...]
In 1672 a young girl from France, now known as Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, was visited by Our Lord in such a special and profound way that would transform the world. This visitation was the spark for the devotion of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was during the many visitations that Christ explained the devotion [...]
The FC Ziegler Co is pleased to announce the limited availability of an exclusive collection of Italian vestments and clergy wear from La Sartoria Italiana. La Sartoria is a new line rooted in European design and Old World quality. We were asked to offer these new vestment by La Sartoria Italiana because it [...]
I came across an old palm strip a few days ago - from a Palm Sunday long past. It was in the box where I keep precious things - my first rosary, first Sunday missal, First Communion certificate, and the holy cards collected from my years in Catholic school. I tried to remember the significance of this particular palm. [...]
I was at a baby’s Baptism this past week-end. I watched the Pastor light a Baptism candle from a large, beautifully adorned candle situated on a lovely and robust candle stand beside the Baptismal Font. As this newly lit candle was given to the baby’s parents, I was reminded of the wonderful symbolism of this action. Perhaps you too [...]
It seems like just yesterday we were putting away the red vestments and banners for Pentecost. Now, the purple is out. The weather has cooled. Leaves have fallen, and frost makes its regular appearance: Welcome Advent. Come Emmanuel! What a joy it is that the Church gives us an entire season to prepare for Christ Incarnate! For [...]
In Polish tradition, nothing says I Love You as meaningfully as Oplatki Christmas Wafers. Derived from the Latin word oblate, oplatki is unleavened bread that began to appear in Polish homes at Christmas soon after the arrival of Christianity. The word Oplatki itself means "Angel Bread" and is often seen spelled as Oplatke, Oplatky, or Oplatek. The correct [...]
As we come to another celebration of All Hallows Eve, to prepare for the celebration of All Saints and All Souls Day, Holy Mother Church in her wisdom and God given grace is giving us the ability to commemorate the souls who passed on before us and could be in Purgatory, undergoing purification of their [...]
The story and meaning of the original Pope Francis Papal Pectoral CrossBrothers and sisters, good evening! From the moment we heard "Habemus Papam!" to the intro statement and laid eyes on the new vicar of Christ we all fell in love with Pope Francis- Jorge Bergolio! With that gentle greeting that resonated with our hearts [...]