Prayers to Saint Padre Pio
Sep23

Prayers to Saint Padre Pio

Saint Padre Pio gained fame due to his stigmata. He is one of the most popular saints and many make the pilgrimage to the church in San Giovanni Rotondo.

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Prayers to Saint Matthew
Sep21

Prayers to Saint Matthew

St. Matthew is the patron saint of accountants and bankers. Matthew was a Galilean tax collector in 63BC. He invited Jesus home for a feast. He was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

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Prayers to Saint Gregory
Sep03

Prayers to Saint Gregory

Saint Gregory is the patron saint of Educators, Musicians and Singers. He was born into a wealthy family. He sold his possessions and built monasteries in Rome and Sicily with the money he made. Gregory was elected Pope and sent Saint Austin to convert Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.

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Prayers to Saint Clare
Aug11

Prayers to Saint Clare

Saint Clare is known for warding off invading soldiers while kneeling in prayer holding a monstrance. She was an avid follower of St. Francis of Assisi and started the Order of Poor Ladies which is now known as the Order of Saint Clare. Saint Clare of Assisi is the patron saint of eyes and Television.

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Prayers to Saint Ignatius
Jul31

Prayers to Saint Ignatius

Saint Ignatius was a soldier who was injured in battle and upon recovery, he devoted himself to the Faith. He is the Patron Saint of Educators and Soldiers.

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Prayers to Saint Anne
Jul26

Prayers to Saint Anne

We ask for Saint Anne’s intercession in all things regarding motherhood and household as she is the patron saint of housekeepers and mothers. Ann is the mother of Our Blessed Mother Mary and the grandmother of Jesus Christ.

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Prayers to Saint Christopher
Jul25

Prayers to Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers. Christopher was a well-built man who came about a hermit who guided travelers to safe points to cross a dangerous river. Christopher took the place of the hermit but instead of guiding travelers to safe places, he would carry them across the river. He once carried a small child who later revealed himself as Christ and baptized Christopher.

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Prayers to Saint James
Jul25

Prayers to Saint James

St. James the Greater is said to be the first apostle to join Jesus. He is the patron saint against arthritis and Spain. 

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Prayers to Saint Veronica
Jul12

Prayers to Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica, the woman of Jerusalem, is known for having served Christ on his way to Calvary and his image appeared on her cloth.

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Prayers to Saint Benedict
Jul11

Prayers to Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict is the patron saint of monks and poison sufferers. Benedict was the founder of Western monasticism, and wrote a set of guidelines for monks to follow. Many opposed his Benedictine principles, and he was once given a goblet of poison, which he blessed and made safe. He is buried with his twin sister, Saint Scholastica.

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Prayers to Saint Maria Goretti
Jul06

Prayers to Saint Maria Goretti

Saint Maria Goretti is known for her intercession for purity and chastity. She is also known as the patron saint of the youth and rape victims.

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Prayers to Saint Thomas
Jul03

Prayers to Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas the Apostle is the patron saint of Architects and the Blind. Thomas first did not believe of the resurrection of Jesus, until he saw and touched the nail wounds. When offered, he refused and said “My Lord and My God!”

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Prayers to Saint Peter the Apostle
Jun29

Prayers to Saint Peter the Apostle

Saint Peter the Apostle is the patron saint of Butchers and Fisherman. He is most known for his three-time denial to Jesus and as the Church’s first pope. He was crucified upside down for his beliefs 

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Prayers to Saint Paul
Jun29

Prayers to Saint Paul

Saint Paul is the patron saint of Publishers and Reporters. St. Paul is one of the twelve apostles and considered one of the most important of the apostles.

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Prayers to Saint Anthony
Jun13

Prayers to Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of lost articles and the poor. Also known as the Evangelical Doctor, Anthony was from a wealthy family but became a Franciscan Priest for Christ. He was a gifted speaker, and it is said that when his remains were uncovered the whole body was decomposed apart from the tongue.

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Catholic Prayers: Why do Catholics use statues, paintings, and light candles as part of their faith?
Jun02

Catholic Prayers: Why do Catholics use statues, paintings, and light candles as part of their faith?

Do you light candles after you say your Catholic prayers? Whenever you go to mass, do you notice the religious statues and beautiful paintings that adorn the church? Have you ever wondered what these artifacts and traditions mean and what value they hold to our faith?

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Prayers to Saint Joan of Arc
May30

Prayers to Saint Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc is the patron saint of Soldiers and France. She led an army to defend France, and when she was captured the new King Charles made no move to rescue her. She was burned at the stake after being accused of witchcraft. She was later cleared of all charges.

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Prayers to Saint Rita
May22

Prayers to Saint Rita

Saint Rita wanted to become a nun, but was instead forced into marriage. She gave birth to two sons. After the death of her sons, and the murder of her husband, she was finally to able join the Augustinian nuns in Cascia where she spent the rest of her life doing God’s work.

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The Truth About Spiritual Warfare and Why It is Important To Pray
May16

The Truth About Spiritual Warfare and Why It is Important To Pray

We live in a world that values cold logic and reason so a term like “spiritual warfare” may seem irrational, even impossible for many “modern” and “intellectual” people. However, spiritual warfare is very real and it is not just limited to exorcisms and casting out demons. As children of God, we engage in an unseen battle every day and what’s at stake is our most prized possession; our soul.

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Prayers to Saint Dymphna
May15

Prayers to Saint Dymphna

Saint Dymphna is the patron saint of depression and those suffering with mental Illnesses, those under the influence of the devil, those suffering from anxiety, and runaways. The site of her death is known for healing the mentally ill and those with brain disorders.

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Prayers to Saint Florian
May04

Prayers to Saint Florian

Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters as he was responsible for organizing brigades of firefighters. St. Florian was once an officer in the Roman army, and saved an entire burning village with a single bucket of water.

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Prayers to Saint Peregrine
May01

Prayers to Saint Peregrine

We often pray for Saint Peregrine’s intercession in our lives. Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer and store owners.

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Prayers to Saint Catherine of Siena
Apr29

Prayers to Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena was a great philosopher and theologian and is considered a Doctor of the Church. is the patron saint of fire prevention, illness, miscarriage, Europe and nurses. At the age of 6, a vision of the Lord came to her and she became very spiritual.

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Prayers to Saint Mark
Apr25

Prayers to Saint Mark

Saint Mark the Evangelist is the patron saint of notaries and lawyers. Mark was the disciple of Saint Peter the Apostle. He was the author of Mark’s Gospel.

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Prayers to Saint Bernadette
Apr16

Prayers to Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette is the patron saint of illness and poverty. Bernadette was the eldest child in a large poor family. In February of 1858, in Lourdes, France, she witnessed her first vision of the Virgin Mary. She received over fifteen more in the next half-a-year.

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Prayers to Saint Patrick
Mar17

Prayers to Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, snakes and engineers.

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Prayers to Saint Joseph
Mar02

Prayers to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of Universal Church, fathers, the dying and carpenters.

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Prayers to Saint Brigid
Feb01

Prayers to Saint Brigid

Saint Brigid of Ireland is the patron saint of Infants, Ireland and children with unmarried parents. She renounced her beauty, praying to become ugly…

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The Spiritual Works of Mercy – Part 2
Jun24

The Spiritual Works of Mercy – Part 2

In part one of a two-part series readers explore the Corporal Works of Mercy; acts by which we help others with their material and physical needs. In part two, we take a closer look at the Spiritual Works of Mercy; acts that address the emotional and spiritual needs of our friends, family, and strangers. Below are the seven Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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Works of Mercy, Part 1 Corporal Works of Mercy
Jun24

Works of Mercy, Part 1 Corporal Works of Mercy

Whether you’re a lifelong practicing Catholic or one who has been away from the Church for some time and want to come back, the Church offers plenty of tools to boost your faith and help you continually evolve as Christians, specifically by enacting the Corporal Works of Mercy…

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The Beatitudes — The Key to Happiness
Jun09

The Beatitudes — The Key to Happiness

Want to know the secret to happiness? The answer is revealed in The Beatitudes. Want to be the best Catholic you can ever be? The Beatitudes tell you how. Want to make Jesus happy? Practice the doctrine of The Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are eight simply stated, yet profound guidelines Jesus revealed to His followers during His Sermon on the Mount. Jesus uses the words of The Beatitudes to paint a picture of what the true people of God look like. Not physically, but morally and spiritually.

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Prayers for the Sick
Jun09

Prayers for the Sick

Whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional there are many times in all of our lives when we find ourselves in need of healing. When we face a challenge, we often reach within ourselves to find the inner strength or reach out to others for help to overcome our difficulties. While relying on our inner resolve and turning to others for support and guidance is helpful, we mustn’t forget an important first step: turning to the Master Healer: God.

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Why Bother Praying As A Family?
May20

Why Bother Praying As A Family?

Your great-grandmother’s engagement ring, the “good” silver, holiday traditions, and the family’s blue-ribbon-winning apple pie recipe are just some of the things that may have been passed down for the last few generations in your family. You cherish these mementos and memories for the way they make you feel connected to your family. What about the gift of praying?

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Don’t Pray Before Meals? Drop Your Fork and Bow Your Head
Mar30

Don’t Pray Before Meals? Drop Your Fork and Bow Your Head

Can you recall the last time you ate and thought about how the food is helping to nourish your body and helping it to function properly? How about reflecting on the fact that for so many, food and clean drinking water is a luxury?

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Guardian Angel Prayer
Feb24

Guardian Angel Prayer

The guardian angel prayer is a simple prayer that asks our guardian angel to help make our paths straight, to guide our steps and to light our way:

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Glory Be Prayer — Short But Mighty
Feb11

Glory Be Prayer — Short But Mighty

Glory Be to the Father—is technically called a doxology. Doxology is defined as an expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn either spoken or sung.

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