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.”
Prayer & Inspiration
In the midst of all of the uncertainty in the world right now, there is good reason to remember the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and to recall the words that Our Lady spoke to Juan Diego. Let's hold onto these powerful words.
When we are confronted with a serious need or problem, like the Coronavirus, we usually pray in one way. But there are many complexities to problems—and they are usually bound up with the free will of human beings, which God will not force. Here are some suggestions on how to pray with greater specificity.
There is a prayer for everything. The resources that Our Lord gives us through the Church are abundant. Here is a prayer for times of epidemic.
During situations like this—the current global pandemic—we realize how much we need the peace of Christ. St. Patrick, the "Apostle of Ireland," has a prayer that we can turn to. It is a powerful prayer—one that some people like to pray daily.
Have you ever felt that you were too sinful, too unworthy, or too far gone to receive the touch of Jesus and experience His healing love? Do you struggle with doubt, or feel tempted to believe that your sin is too great for you to deserve the love of God?
Many people have found great solace and peace in praying the Serenity Prayer. It presents us with a simple, humble message, one that seems counter-cultural in today’s world. What can we learn from this well-known prayer?
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.
I recently called a friend to ask for her prayers in a situation I was struggling with. A few weeks later I texted her to say that circumstances had improved, and she quickly texted back: “Be sure to thank God...He likes to be thanked!”
St. Gertrude is one of the most remarkable mystics of the Catholic Church. Her life, her writings, and her experiences of the Heart of Christ through prayer have had a significant impact on Catholic thought and spirituality. Through the prayers and writings of this holy saint, the Church came to know the incredible depths of God[...]