Category Archives: prayer

The Catholic Mom’s Guide to (sort of) Keeping It Together

Every September, Catholic moms brace themselves for the beginning of what seems like non-stop activity: kids in school, extracurricular activities, professional and volunteer commitments. As women and as moms we fill our lives with activities that put other people’s needs … Continue reading

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Enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our Families

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our families is one of the best things we can do. Two years ago, with the help of a friend who is a … Continue reading

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The month of May and the Act of Total Consecration

” I’d like to renew my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary,” I explained  to my spiritual director. ” I feel that something in my life needs to change.” It has been about one year since I first prayed the … Continue reading

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Works without faith

In the March issue of Catholic Insight Magazine, a letter to the editor opined that Holy Mass is only a “start” to following our Lord’s teachings. The letter writer stated that while many Catholics “tend to treat” Holy Mass as … Continue reading

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“Keep Watch”

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) Having the left the upper room, [Jesus] withdrew to pray, alone before the Father [in the Garden of Gethsemane]. At that moment … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

When Pope Pius XII granted that the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus be observed on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, he fulfilled the desire of Our Lord that His sorrowful Holy Face be contemplated in reparation … Continue reading

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Septuagesima Sundays and the preparation for Lent

Posted at Catholic Insight Before 1969, Septuagesima Sunday was observed in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. According to fisheaters.com, the three Sundays that comprise Septuagesima Sunday are named for their distance to Easter and are as follows: Septuagesima … Continue reading

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Persevering through the “dark night of the soul”

Posted at Catholic Insight I know someone who is going through a spiritually dark time. When I think of this person, the word that comes to mind is “trial.” It seems to me that God is trying this person through … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Friday Morning

O my God, I offer You all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings, and I beseech You to give me Your grace that I may not offend You this day, but may faithfully serve You and do Your Will in … Continue reading

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Transforming weak Catholic families

Also posted at Catholic Insight. When you teach two classes of First Reconciliation and First Communion candidates on most Saturday mornings, you learn a lot about other families’ prayer lives. It doesn’t take long to see who prays at home … Continue reading

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