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A Spiritual Christmas Crib: Preparing Our Hearts for Christ's Coming

Nov 29, 2017 By Catherine McManamon

If you're anything like me, once Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas can't come soon enough. There's just something about decking the halls and James Taylor At Christmas that brings out my inner child and an even greater sense of joy during the month of December.But with all the excitement of the Christmas season, it can b[...]

Imitating Mary's 10 Amazing Virtues

Nov 09, 2017 By Catherine McManamon

A few years ago, a close friend introduced me to the 10 virtues of Mary. Although I had completed St. Louis de Montfort’s total consecration to Mary, I didn’t know anything about the 10 virtues formally associated with Our Lady. I was fascinated when I learned about the Blessed Mother’s virtues and before long, they were somethi[...]

A Prayer to Face Each New Day with Peace of Mind

Nov 08, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

For every hour of this day, instruct and support me in all things. Whatsoever I may receive during the day, teach me to accept them tranquilly, with the firm conviction that everything comes by Your holy will. Govern my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When unforeseen things occur, do not let me forget that everything[...]

A Holy Souls Rosary Inspired by the Visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Oct 26, 2017 By Ashley Osmera

Every November 2nd the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of All Souls, a day devoted to remembering and praying in a special way for the Church Suffering— the Holy Souls in Purgatory who are being purified on their way to heaven after death. The Church sees this practice as so important that the entire month of November is de[...]

Pray a Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Oct 23, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

The Holy Souls in Purgatory are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. The souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves, they cannot do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven. But we can pray for them. St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) was a b[...]

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20 Ways to Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Oct 18, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

Prayers for the faithful departed pleases God, who makes use of our prayers to help purify these souls that He loves. It is an act of charity that we can give for those we have known and loved, for our ancestors who gave us life, for those souls whose memory is lost, and for those who have no one else to pray for them. Here are[...]

Why You Should Pray a Daily Rosary: 12 Famous Quotes from the Saints

Oct 05, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

There is no sacramental or devotion in the Catholic Church that is more widely praised, preached, and practiced than the Holy Rosary. And for good reason . . .  it works! Outside of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer is Our Lady's Holy Rosary. After all, it was given to the faithful as a spiritual weapon by[...]