A home prayer corner is important for your prayer life. It encourages us to take time out of our busy days to be with Our Lord. If you have a family, a home prayer corner serves another purpose: it shows your children the importance of making time and space for God.
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.”
Currently most of us are unable to attend Mass because public Masses have been cancelled. But that doesn't mean that we should treat Sunday like any other day of the week. At the same time, what ARE we supposed to do? It feels so strange not to be able to go to Mass! Here is a guide on how to keep the Sabbath holy.
Panic and attempts to stay in control don’t actually help us. But they do promote scarcity of goods that were not going to be scarce in the first place—and they don’t free us from anxiety in any lasting way. Rather than indulge in panic, why don't we pray instead?
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.
St. Therese of Lisieux called prayer “a simple look turned toward heaven...embracing both trial and joy.” The Rosary is exactly that: a simple look toward the face of Christ, embracing Jesus’ sufferings—and ultimate triumphs—in company with Mary.
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope John Paul II gave the Luminous Mysteries to the Church. Since then, these “Mysteries of Light” have taken their place in the recitation of the Holy Rosary along with the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries.
Many people today do not realize that Grace Kelly was a Catholic, and a practicing Catholic at that. It wasn't merely nominal or cultural. Like the rest of us who are far from saintly, Grace may not have lived it out in a perfectly exemplary way—but it had formed her soul.