Tag Archives: Prayer

In the shallows of the night

One naked star has waded through The purple shallows of the night, And faltering as falls the dew It drips its misty light. James Whitcomb Riley—The Beetle. Forgive this piece of sheer indulgence: it is late, I am alone with … Continue reading

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“There’s an app for that”

New technology is a marvellous thing and, having had an iPhone for a couple of years, I thought it might be of interest to feedback on a couple of the religious apps that I’ve used over that period. iPieta  iPieta … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Christchurch

The recent after-shocks in Christchurch have brought back to mind the terrible damage inflicted on that city by the earthquake in February. The Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was badly battered by the February quake and stands as a … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima

Litany of Our Lady of Fatima   Feast Day: May 13 Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for our beloved country. Our Lady of Fatima, Sanctify our clergy. Our Lady of Fatima, Make our Catholics more fervent. Our Lady of Fatima, Guide and inspire those who … Continue reading

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Following Our Lady to Russia

Before Vatican II, at the end of every celebration of the Holy Tridentine Mass all over the world, prayers were said for the Conversion of Russia. To many Catholics who can remember this, it must have been a great sorrow … Continue reading

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Rosary for Bishop Michael Evans

Our regular readers might have noticed that we added the “Rosary for the Bishop” logo to our site. If you click on it, you will be led to the website Rosary for the Bishop. It provides a program which allows … Continue reading

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Sometimes we sit and talk – meditative prayer

In the next two posts, I want to tease out the two types of prayer that are mostly about listening – meditative and contemplative prayer. To me, the difference is that meditation is thinking about God, and contemplation is spending … Continue reading

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Modes of prayer

A conversation with God In the last few posts on prayer, I’ve been talking about topics of prayer – loosely grouped as thanksgiving, petition, worship, and offering. Now I’d like to talk about modes of prayer.I don’t mean by ‘modes … Continue reading

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Prayer Action for Pope Benedict XVI

In the face of assaults from the media, let us pray for our Pope, for his safety and success during his visit to Britain. Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict. R. May … Continue reading

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Mater Dolorosa

Following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we reflect today on the One who stood so faithfully beneath that Cross and shared so intimately in the passion and death of Her beloved Son: Mary, our Lady of … Continue reading

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A people of prayer

I’ve noticed two blog topics that keep being raised by atheists on Catholic sites – and (at least in my view) constantly misrepresented and misinterpreted. One is miracles (about which, more another time). The other is prayer. I’ve been in … Continue reading

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Coffin Routine

Here’s a spiritual exercise for you to try at home. It’s probably best to do it  last thing at night. First say your night prayers, and add a sincere act of perfect contrition: apologise to God for having offended against … Continue reading

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