The Church encourages various wonderful ways in which to pray. One very special method was first introduced by the Church Fathers. It is known as lectio divina. But what is the proper way to practice this kind of prayer?
St. Philip Neri established the Seven Churches Pilgrimage in Rome around 1553. This Holy Thursday, we’d like to help you participate by offering a “virtual pilgrimage” to the Seven Churches, and invite you to pray with us at each “visit.”
For the first time in our lives, the usual liturgies and traditions of Good Friday (such as the Veneration of the Cross) will not be available to Catholics except through livestream. However, with a little preparation, we can set Good Friday apart from all other days and truly enter into the Mystery of our Salvation.
On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. We also accompany Jesus as His Passion begins in the Garden at Gethsemane. How do can we honor Holy Thursday at home? Here are six ideas.
Many of us are saddened by the fact that we will be celebrating Palm Sunday at home this year. One thing is certain: this will be a memorable Palm Sunday. In an effort to live out the mystery of the passion with life and joy, I wanted to share some ideas to help your family have a fruitful Palm Sunday celebration.
Now that most public liturgies are canceled—both Masses and parish Stations of the Cross—many of us are feeling the void in our Lenten practices. The good news is: you don’t have to gather in your parish church to meditate on the mysteries of our salvation. You can pray the Stations as a family in your own home!
The statue is one of the most distinctive forms of Catholic art. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The claim that statues used for veneration were idols used for worship has caused controversy in the Church. So why should we bring Catholic statues into our homes?
Este sacramental de agua bendita es poderoso, y puede ayudarnos a crecer en la vida de la fe. Por eso, lo debemos usar diariamente. Para prevenir el uso descuidado del agua bendita, debemos encontrar aún más maneras de usarlo. Se lo puede usar para bendecir personas, lugares, y objetos que sirven para glorificar a Dios.
Yes, Adam and Eve have a feast day. Didn't you know? Catholic tradition has taught that Adam and Eve experienced profound contrition for their sin after they disobeyed the command of God. After being expelled from the Garden of Eden, they lived lives of repentance and holiness.
There are many popular traditions associated with St. Andrew's feast day, especially in those countries that have him as their patron saint. But the most popular St. Andrew's feast day tradition is for everyone. This tradition is a Christmas novena that begins on St. Andrew's feast day.