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.
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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.
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He was the earthly father of Jesus, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin, and the patron saint of fathers, workers, immigrants, the Universal Church, the “domestic” church, and a happy death. St. Joseph is also called “The Terror of Demons.” His intercession is very powerful. Why? Read on.
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Going to Confession is one of the greatest sources of grace available to us in our Catholic faith. In this Sacrament, the Holy Spirit continues to work in us through conversion and forgiveness. We are enabled to grow in self-knowledge and humility. We begin to see our selfish habits with greater clarity.
Is it possible to experience peace, and live it spiritually, when things in your life seem to be imploding? Yes. Not only can you remain in peace yourself, you can bring it to others—regardless of your circumstances. Here are six things that I have found necessary for finding and keeping interior peace.
The Lord doesn’t want us to live in fear of the future or in shame over our past. He calls us to start again. He desires to wash away the sins of our past, and to guide our future with His Providence. We must follow Him now, not later.
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?
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.