Admitting We Messed Up — The Act of Contrition
Dec02

Admitting We Messed Up — The Act of Contrition

The Act of Contrition is that prayer that brings many of us back to our childhood— to that time when we were preparing to receive the Sacrament of Penance.

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The Hail Mary — Reflecting On One of the Most Important Catholic Prayers
Nov16

The Hail Mary — Reflecting On One of the Most Important Catholic Prayers

Each line of the popular Catholic prayer recited countless times since our childhood—the Hail Mary—is rich in meaning and is meant to lead us to reflect deeply on our faith.

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Understanding the Lord’s Prayer Line By Line – Our Father
Oct09

Understanding the Lord’s Prayer Line By Line – Our Father

When it comes to one prayer that takes the main aspects of our faith and summarizes them in several short lines, the Our Father is the perfect prayer.

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Why Catholics Start Prayers with The Sign of The Cross
Aug27

Why Catholics Start Prayers with The Sign of The Cross

What does giving someone the thumbs up, the o.k. sign, and making the sign of the cross have in common? They’re all frequently used gestures that we perform countless times throughout our lifetime. Unlike the first two gestures, the sign of the cross is steeped with religious symbolism. When is the last time you made the sign of the cross and stopped to think about what you’re doing? Do you make the gesture consciously and piously? Do...

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National Teacher’s Day Prayer
May04

National Teacher’s Day Prayer

National Teacher’s Day Prayer Let’s Pray for the Teacher’s molding our youth Almighty God, We come to you today and give thanks for all our teachers. Thank you for the way in which they give of themselves each day in the classroom, Serving and instructing the next generation of this land. We thank you for them all now. Amen Saint John Baptist De LaSalle is the Patron Saint of Teachers Pin...

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National Nurse Day Prayer
May04

National Nurse Day Prayer

Thank a nurse today! Nurse Day Prayer Let us pray for the wonderful things they do! Dear Lord, Please help all nurses to receive the sick in Thy Name. Give their efforts success for the glory of Thy holy Name. It is Thy work: without Thee, they cannot succeed. Grant that the sick Thou hast placed in a nurse’s care may be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because of any neglect. Give our nurses grace, for the sake of Thy...

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Second Week of Advent – Advent Prayer Series
Dec07

Second Week of Advent – Advent Prayer Series

This candle is also called the “Bethlehem candle” and reminds us of Blessed Mary and St. Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem to give birth to our Savior. We recall with awe the words of the Virgin Mary when she learned she would carry the Son of the Most High, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” We honor Blessed Mary as the mother of our Lord. We also remember St. Joseph. As Mary’s spouse and the guardian...

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Advent — How will you spend these four weeks?
Nov29

Advent — How will you spend these four weeks?

What are you doing this November 30 to December 24? Will you be shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, and trying to squeeze in some time sitting by a crackling fire? Like many, you probably have a long list of what needs to get done in time for Christmas Day. The race is on and every minute matters. During this busy time, how many times will you think about Jesus, Blessed Mary, and St. Joseph? How many times will you remember to...

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St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer
Oct03

St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we...

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Prayer of Contrition
Sep06

Prayer of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen Act of Contrition Laminated Prayer Cards 25 Pack Act of Contrition Laminated Prayer Cards 25 Pack We say the Act of...

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Hail, Holy Queen
Sep03

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Jul16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

For her feast day, we offer a prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity (insert your request)....

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Pray for us Saint Joseph
Mar19

Pray for us Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph was a common manual laborer who descended from the royal house of David. He was destined to become the spouse of Mary, the Mother of God. Joseph was a just man whose faith in God led him to fulfill his holy calling in life to protect and guard God’s greatest treasures upon the earth. After Joseph was witness to the Messiah’s virgin birth, he modestly retires into the background of the Holy Scripture. He lived out his...

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Our Prayer for the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School
Dec17

Our Prayer for the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Children of Light The Friday killings of 1st grade children in Connecticut is a fearful thing that has shaken our country. It is a stark reminder that evil exists. For children to be murdered…there can be no reason or sense. The souls of children are pure and the devil hates that purity. But the clean hearts of children will shine through any bloodshed. Blessed José Luis Sánchez del Río, age 14, and St. Maria Goretti, age 11, are two...

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Mercy is Divine
Apr01

Mercy is Divine

How awesome is God’s mercy! Only a God of Love would extend mercy to sinners like us. Since the beginning of time, humans have ignored, disobeyed or turned cruelly against our Creator and Lord. Sometimes, these sins have happened right after God makes His presence known in a spectacular manner. Imagine being there when God parted the waters of the sea to offer your people a safe escape route, and yet a short while later, you are...

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Lent is Almost Here — How will You Fast?
Feb14

Lent is Almost Here — How will You Fast?

I was sure we were low on flour. And I don’t like going to the cupboard to bake something—which is usually at the last minute because Peter says, “I have to bring a snack to class tonight”—only to find there’s not enough flour for the recipe. So I brought home a ten-pound sack of high-quality pastry flour with my groceries. But when I went to pour it into the canister, low and behold, it was already full to the top. There was no room...

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The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Ever! Prayer
Nov16

The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Ever! Prayer

I suspect there are thousands of ways to stuff a turkey. I’ve been looking for a new recipe since my kids aren’t fond of the celery, onion & butter variety that my mother made throughout my childhood. At our house, we’ve tried stuffing with apples, walnuts, bacon and oatmeal. We’ve tried different spices and different juices. We’ve tried crunchy stuffing and moist stuffing. Just the thought of all those possibilities makes my...

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