Category Archives: Prayer

Giving God Your Firstfruits

Have you ever experienced those moments at Mass when something said in the homily just hits you between the eyes?

I had that experience recently. I don’t remember anything else about the homily except for the phrase “Give God the firstfruits.” Continue reading

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The Exorcism Formula of the St. Benedict Medal

During his life, St. Benedict was known to work many miracles using the power of the Holy Cross. Among these included his heroic flight from temptations and miraculous escapes from traps set to kill him.

Saint Benedict became known for his power over the Devil, with the Holy Cross as his efficacious instrument to make the Devil flee. The St. Benedict medal is based on this tradition. Continue reading

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A Simple Prayer to Offer Your Day to the Blessed Mother

DAILY OFFERING TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Continue reading

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The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This great feast in the Church is always celebrated on the eighth day of the Feast of Corpus Christi, nineteen days after Pentecost Sunday. And it falls the day before the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Continue reading

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Pope Francis Challenges You: “Go to Confession”

One of the last things Jesus did on earth after his Resurrection and before his Ascension into heaven was to give his Apostles his authority to forgive sins (John 20:21-13).

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, like all Sacraments, was instituted by Christ. It was given to us as a gift to restore our relationship to him after we damage or break it through sin. Often the Sacrament is made use of only infrequently, and mainly during the penitential seasons of Lent and Advent. But Pope Francis has clearly been trying to encourage his flock to appreciate the Sacrament on a deeper level in hope that they will make use of it much more frequently. Continue reading

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Common Catholic Problems: What Do You Do With All Those Prayer Cards?

There are some kind of problems that only fellow Catholics would understand.

As a new Catholic I found myself collecting all kinds of random things, many of them given to me by other Catholics who thought that I needed some good religious stuff — medals, rosaries, pamphlets, CD’s, and more than anything else — prayer cards.

At first it was just one or two. Then five or six. Soon I had a collection going. I thought, What on earth do Catholics do with all these prayer cards? Continue reading

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15 Promises to Christians Who Pray the Rosary

In honor of the Blessed Mother, to whom the month of May is dedicated, we would like to share her 15 promises to Christians who pray the Rosary. Although there is much suffering in this world, these promises ensure a holy death, salvation and eternal happiness in heaven. Our Lady revealed the following promises to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche: Continue reading

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Five Prayers Taught at Fatima by Mary & the Angels

On May 13th, 1917, Our Lady appeared for the first time to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Between May and October she appeared five more times. She urged the children to pray the rosary daily for peace in the world and to make sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. Over the course of these visits and several preceding visits by an angel, five prayers were given to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Continue reading

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Official Prayers + Apps for Our New Saint Popes!

In light of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII this weekend, the Vatican has announced an official prayer to each of these two new saints.

The beautiful, simple prayers were released in Italian, but the Catholic News Service provided the following translations: Continue reading

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Everything You Need to know about the Divine Mercy Devotion

The Divine Mercy devotion is a modern devotion to the attribute of God’s infinite mercy and was promulgated by St. Faustina Kowalska and later the the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II (“The Mercy Pope”).

This devotion is multifaceted and involves a divinely inspired image (pictured above) with attached promises for it’s veneration, vocal prayers (the Divine Mercy chaplet and Divine Mercy Novena), a book (The Diary of Faustina Kowalska), a Holy Hour (3 o’clock), and a solemn feast day with attached indulgences (Divine Mercy Sunday). Continue reading

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