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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as … Continue reading

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Litany of Saint Joseph

h/t to Fr Z who asks for prayers through the intercession of St Joseph. The Litany of Saint Joseph was approved for public use by Pope St. Pius X in 1909. It is modeled after the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading

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Padre Pio, Holy Souls and November Indulgences

Some friars who lived in San Giovanni Rotondo with Padre Pio once heard a mysterious sound coming from the friary. It sounded, one of the friars said, like “voices singing in beautiful harmony.” No one could find the source. Padre … Continue reading

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Saint John Henry Newman, pray for us!

Like grace, faith is difficult to understand because it is not easily imagined. In this meditation, Saint John Henry Newman draws a picture of faith in the image of a man in darkness: “Faith is the first step towards salvation…It is … Continue reading

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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

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Meditation on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

  Presence of God— O Lord, grant that the Solemnity of these Apostles may strengthen my faith and my fidelity to the Church. MEDITATION The Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Princes of the Church, awakens in our … Continue reading

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Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

On 9 November 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. The feast continues to be celebrated in some places … Continue reading

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Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, pray for us!

The missionary bishop and martyr St. Boniface (672?-754) has been called the “Apostle to the Germans.” He was born in England and given the name Wynfrith, which he later changed to Boniface. Until about the age of forty, he was … Continue reading

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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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Lourdes sanctuary closed. Faithful to pray novenas to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Lourdes, France, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA): The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “For the … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

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Prayer Resources, daily Mass streams and more from EWTN

  An email from EWTN News: As our nation and the world face the situation surrounding COVID-19, EWTN News is here to cover this health crisis faithfully every step of the way. Unlike the secular media, EWTN News presents you … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Monte Berico is the perfect intercessor right now

By Shaun McAfee at the National Catholic Register: The urgency for prayer and petition should not begin when we are most desperate. Our prayers for protection and deliverance from evil begin before that. Most of all, because we naturally desire … Continue reading

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Star of Heaven, free us from pestilence!

    From the com-box at Gloria TV: The town of Coimbra (Portugal) having been visited by a violent pestilence, the nuns of St Clare offered their prayers in the following form, whereupon the contagion instantly ceased. This ancient holy … Continue reading

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The Holy Face of Jesus

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the period of forty days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a time of embracing our crosses with renewed fervour in a spirit of self denial and repentance. Our fasting from … Continue reading

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