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Pledge to pray

Pledge to Pray is a prayer campaign, launched by the Knights of Columbus, asking Catholics to sign an online petition and to tweet prayer commitment for the church.  “Until a new pope is elected, we ask Catholics worldwide to pledge to say this prayer daily for Pope Benedict, for the church, and for our future pope, and to encourage…

For those in the path of Hurricane Irene

This is a repost for all those in the path of Hurricane Irene: Our Lady of Prompt Succor protected New Orleans during the Great Fire of 1812, and again during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. She is the patroness of both the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Today she…

2 Chronicles 7:14 Prayer Campaign for USA 

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” — 2 Chronicles 7:14 From the Knights of Divine Mercy: So many of us believe there is…

National Day of Prayer — May 5, 2011

This email came today: Once again, AFA is joining the National Day of Prayer Task Force for the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 5, 2011, where you and I join with government leaders and people in communities all around the country to lift our needs and concerns for…

Divine Mercy novena starts today

Our Lord’s Mercy grants forgiveness of all sins and punishment on Divine Mercy Sunday. Begin your novena today, Good Friday, and end on Easter Saturday, the day before the Feast of Divine Mercy. Different souls are prayed for on each day of this powerful novena: Day 1, Good Friday – All mankind, especially sinners Day…

Pro-life Prayer Remembers JPII

Fr. Frank Pavone has composed a special prayer for the occasion of the May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday, Beatification of Pope John Paul II: Prayer in Honor of Blessed Pope John Paul II Father of Love and Life, In every age you inspire your people Through the teaching and example Of leaders who are living…

Pleasing to the Lord

It’s a feast-filled week of Advent! Thanks to Jen at Family in Feast and Feria, here is a lovely coloring page of the Miraculous Medal. Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly…

Our Lady of Guadalupe novena

The December 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is fast approaching. Begin your novena on Friday, December 3 to end on the eve of her Feast Day. Here is the novena in its entirety, written by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., and approved by Bishop Burke, now Cardinal Burke, for use preceding Consecration/Renewal. I…

Prayers for the dead podcast

Lisa Johnston, at the St. Louis Review, sent me a link today for this lovely podcast, that she had a hand in, about the importance of praying for the dead. The podcast features Benedictine Father Bede Price, rector of the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine in West County St. Louis. Accompanied by chanted prayers…

40 Days for Life daily meditations for days 36-40

From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team: Daily Mediations October 27th – 31st Day 36: Wednesday, October 27th 1 Peter 2:15: For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people. We are called as Christ’s ambassadors to do all we can…

40 Days for Life daily meditations for days 22-28

From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team: Daily Mediations October 13th – 19th Day 22: Wednesday, October 13th Jude 1:9: Yet the archangel Michael, when he argued with the devil in a dispute over the body of Moses, did not venture to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him but said, “May…

Our most powerful weapon

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast, established by Pope Pius V and previously referred to as Our Lady of Victory, commemorates the 16th century Battle of Lepanto which secured Europe against the Turks. Devotion to the rosary is what won this battle. It is still our most…

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

St. Francis of Assisi loved all animals. He is very special to us, and with all the animals we have in our house I like to think we are special to him too. One custom that many parishes have in honor of the Feast of Francis is a procession of animals and a blessing of…

40 Days for Life daily meditations for days 8-14

From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team: Daily Mediations September 29th – October 5th Day 8: Wednesday, September 29th From the Feast of Guardian Angels Galatians 1:8-9: If we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that…

Angels everywhere

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Archangels: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Make your day an angelic one with these fun crafts and prayers: First stop, Paper Dali for a printable St. Michael the Archangel paper doll. Next, head over to Our Domestic Church for chocolate kiss angel candy favors. Keep these in mind for…

40 Days for Life daily meditations for days 1-7

From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team: Daily Mediations September 22 – September 28, 2010 Day 1: Wednesday, September 22 Ephesians 6:12: Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and…

40 Days for Life reminder

40 Days for Life starts tomorrow, September 22, and runs through October 31. This prayer campaign has experienced tremendous growth with 238 locations participating in the United Staes, Canada, Australia, England, Northern Ireland and Denmark. Our St. Louis prayer team is asking that your daily rosary be offered for an end to abortion for the…

In Her desolation

Short Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Her Desolation Hail, Mary, full of sorrows, the Crucified is with thee; tearful art thou amongs women, and tearful is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of the Crucified, give tears to us, crucifiers of thy Son, now and at the hour of our…

Praying for vocations to the Saint Louis Abbey

One day each month, the Benedictine Monks at the St. Louis Abbey ask the Abbey family for prayers for vocations. Please join us today, September 10, 2010. The Hands of Christ God gives a priest the hands of Christ to hold the staff that leads and guides His people. God gives a priest the hands…

Maria Bambina nativity

Reposting from 2009 Many years ago, a very good friend whose name is Mary, gave me a pocket-size novena booklet with this image of Maria Bambina. It also contains a small piece of cotton that has been touched to the miraculous Infant Mary’s image in Milan. I carry it with me always. Prayer to Maria…

We’re back to school!

Today’s the day! I’ve got a 5th grader, an 8th grader, and a junior in high school. Please join us in this prayer before study taken from Blessed be God, Catholic prayerbook. Grant me grace, O merciful God, to desire ardently all that is pleasing to Thee, to examine it prudently, to acknowledge it truthfully,…

Happy Centenary, Mother Teresa

Prayer for the Canonization of Mother Teresa Jesus, you made Blessed Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life. Grant that she may be venerated and imitated as one…

Worldwide Guadalupan rosary

Knights of Columbus to promote worldwide Rosary for Mexico’s bicentennial Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2010 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News) — The Knights of Columbus announced today that to celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexico’s National Independence, the organization will hold a world-wide Rosary, which will be prayed on September 8. During the closing of its…

Book review: Blessed be God

Blessed be God by Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. Preserving Christian Publications ©2010 ISBN 978-0-9802-84-8-1 This 2010 Blessed be God is an exact replica of the 1960 edition. It contains 748 pages of essential Catholic prayers and more in an exquisite pocket- or purse-size package. It is…