I recently posted an article called Praying with a Crucifix Like a Saint where I talked about how praying with a crucifix can be a great aid to enhancing and deepening your prayer life. This was a common practice for many (probably most) of the saints, and several of them actually had significant mystical experiences with Christ through their devotional use of a crucifix.
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Now, when you actually use a crucifix as an object to pray with (kind of how you would with a rosary), a crucifix becomes an especially powerful aid to prayer. Having a crucifix before your eyes is a great way to meditate on the passion of Jesus so that you can be more closely united with him in it.
Did you know that, according to prayerbeadsworld.com, prayer beads are used by Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindu Brahmanists?
Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast day was born of the Servite Order, and in the seventeenth and eighteenth century it spread throughout the Catholic Church.
A consistent prayer life is one of the most important habits a Christian can develop. However, most of us know that maintaining a prayer life is not easy and takes much effort and commitment.
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