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Where did the First Saturday Devotion come from and why Saturday as a day to honor the Blessed Mother? Learn why and how to honor Mary.

Why Are Saturdays Devoted To The Blessed Mother?

In the third apparition at Fatima, the Blessed Mother told the little seers that, to save souls and avert war, she came to request not just the praying of the Rosary and consecration to her Immaculate Heart, but a “Communion of reparation” on the first Saturdays of the month. In 1925, in a later vision […]

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Life is chaotic. How do Catholics pray without ceasing as the Bible tells us to do? Today's article helps you plan and organize your time.

How To Pray Without Ceasing In The Midst Of Chaos

The Bible says to pray without ceasing, yet how many of us go hours without so much as giving a thought to prayer? In today’s world, it is hard for us to even fathom how it could be possible for us to follow this command. Saint Basil tells us how: “This is how you Pray […]

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How do you know if you are going through what St. John of the Cross described as a dark night of the soul? A few things to look for

Are You Experiencing A Dark Night Of The Soul? Here’s How To Tell

Who is St. John of the Cross? St. John of the Cross was a Spanish Catholic who was born in 1542 amidst the throws of the Protestant Reformation. He was a major figure in the Catholic Counter-Reformation and would later be named a Doctor of the Church. He was a priest, mystic, and Carmelite who […]

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How To Make Real Spiritual Progress In 2023

“Each day that begins, if welcomed in prayer, is accompanied by courage, so that the problems we have to face no longer seem to be obstacles to our happiness, but rather appeals from God, opportunities for our encounter with him.” Pope Francis We all know that we should pray every day. Prayer connects us to […]

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Catholics Can Do This One Thing Daily To Improve Mental Health Immediately! | Gospel Reflection

Gospel of Luke 14:25-33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot […]

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5 Times The Blessed Mother Asked Us To Pray The Rosary

Mary has been known to appear many times throughout the world, and quite often the Blessed Mother has reiterated a similar message: pray the rosary. Meditate on the words of Our Lady in these approved apparitions of the Church and heed her call. 5 Times The Blessed Mother Asked Us To Pray The Rosary Our […]

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Prayer Should Be More Than A Nice Hobby | Gospel Reflection

Prayer Should Be More Than A Nice Hobby | Gospel Reflection

Gospel of Luke 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”He replied to him,“Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”Then he said to the crowd,“Take care to guard against all greed,for though one may be rich,one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he […]

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Why Use A Missal (And How!)

What is the Roman Missal? The Roman Missal is (mostly) the big red book that the priest uses at the altar and at his chair when celebrating Mass. I say “mostly” because the Lectionary (which contains the readings) and the liturgical books containing the rites for the various sacraments, are also part of the Roman […]

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An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An examination of conscience is a tool that is used when preparing for making a good Confession. This tool can also be used at any time of day, but can be especially fruitful at nighttime, looking back over the day. The father is the priest of his domestic Church. He is the head of the […]

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How Sacred Art Can Elevate Your Prayer Time

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to sacred art. I used to buy books as a kid about the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo. Ironically, I had no idea of their Catholic ties, nor would the term “sacred art” have been in my vocabulary. I was simply mesmerized by the beauty. It […]

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Thoughts And Prayers From The 13 Patron Saints Of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023

World Youth Day will take place August 1-6, 2023 in Lisbon. The motto chosen from Luke 1:39, “Mary arose and went with haste,” is one that will speak to the hearts of the thousands of young people expected to join Pope Francis in prayer during this international faith gathering. Catholics are asked to begin interceding […]

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Come To Know God In The Silence

Gospel of Luke 22:14-23 When the hour came,Jesus took his place at table with the apostles.He said to them,“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,for, I tell you, I shall not eat it againuntil there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said,“Take […]

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Pray A Novena Every Month This Year!

What is a Novena? A novena is a Catholic practice of prayer that’s done over the course of nine days. Each day a prayer is offered for a specific intention. This practice goes back to the time of the apostles. The first novena can be attributed to when the apostles got together to pray after the Ascension […]

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What Do Catholics Need To Know About Reading The Bible?

What is the Bible? What is the Bible? Where did it come from? The Bible is not one book. It is a library. It is 73 books consisting of various literary genres. There is history, romance, poetry, inspiration, drama, and so much more. In every single page, we believe that God is the primary author […]

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From Swordsmen To Dancer: What You Should Know About St. Francis De Sales

St. Francis de Sales Francis de Sales was the Bishop of Geneva in Switzerland. Francis was born two months premature to a noble family in a castle: the Château de Sales. His father was the Lord of the castle, and his mother was a noblewoman, the daughter of a high-level magistrate. Francis was given a […]

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How To Pray For The Unborn

Not only is January the start of a new year, but it is also the perfect month to remind us to pray for the unborn who are at the start of their new life, where we all began our own lives. Furthermore, the traditional devotion for January is the Holy Name of Jesus and His […]

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8 Things The Name Of Jesus Is According To St. Bernardine

Related content: The Name Of Jesus Is The Greatest Foundation | St. Bernardine of Siena A Christmas Carol by St. Alphonsus Liguori An Act Of Consecration To The Holy Family Mary, Send A New Spring | A Poem For Mary O Sacred Heart Of Jesus | Prayer Of St. Alphonsus Liguori The Litany Of The […]

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THE LITANY OF THE HOLY FAMILY | Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. \\ A prayer for the Feast of the Holy Family

THE LITANY OF THE HOLY FAMILY

THE LITANY OF THE HOLY FAMILY Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph…Pray for […]

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Christmas Prayers of the Saints

Christmas Prayers Of The Saints

This Christmas, pray as the Saints did with these Christmas prayers! Let Your Goodness Appear To Us | St. Bernard of Clairvaux Let your goodness Lord, appear to us, that we, made in your image, may conform ourselves to it. In our own strength we cannot imagine your majesty, power, and wonder, nor is it […]

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Praying the Angelus is a beautiful Catholic devotion that shows our love for Mary and leads us closer to Jesus. This is how to pray Angelus

How Do You Pray The Angelus? A Visual Step By Step Guide

My grandmother says that in times past in her city people would take a break at noon and wherever they were, whether in the fields or doing any other work, and they would begin to pray the Angelus. Her city was small and she remembers that it was something very beautiful to see how everything stopped for a […]

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Litany Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of Life

The demands on the lives of couples who practice natural family planning can seem very overwhelming at times.  Every Catholic couple who is serious enough about their love for our Lord to follow the Church’s teaching on contraception understands this intimately.  The roller coaster ride that NFP can be for some couples can create stress, […]

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Struggling With Fasting? These Resources Will Help

Fasting is a powerful and beautiful way of living out penance and self-denial, both important aspects of the Christian life. Scripture affirms the importance of this form of sacrifice and prayer, “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” (Joel 2:12) But, it can be difficult. These resources […]

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The Correct Way To Make The Sign Of The Cross

The Sign of the Cross is a Catholic tradition and a simple prayer on its own. There is a correct way to make the Sign of the Cross and specific times to do the Sign of the Cross. Father George answers how to make the Sign of the Cross as well as discusses the Catholic […]

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9 Incredible Facts About The Rosary

The rosary is one of the most well known devotions of the Catholic faith, but do you know these facts about it?! 9 Incredible Facts About The Rosary 1. The rosary is also known as the “bible on a string” because the Mysteries of the Rosary share the Gospel. 2. Catholics are often buried with […]

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5 Things That Happen On A Silent Retreat

Are you feeling low? Tired? Empty? Perhaps God is asking you to go on a silent retreat.  Retreats, particularly those done in silence, allow us to set time apart for God by disconnecting from the very connected world we live in. Retreats can be for as little as one day to as long as one […]

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions For 2023

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions For 2023

Praying for the Pope's intentions is an important part of our Catholic faith. It is a way for us to show our respect and appreciation for the Pope's leadership and his commitment to the Church. Praying for the Pope's intentions allows us to express our devotion to the...

Epiphany Home Blessing And Prayer Service 2023

Epiphany Home Blessing And Prayer Service 2023

Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany When all have gathered, a suitable song may be sung. The leader makes the sign of the cross, and all reply, “Amen.”The leader greets those present in the following words: Let us praise God, who fills our hearts and...

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