Tag: Prayer

Novena to Saint Joseph

The feast of the Patron of the Universal Church, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Terror of Demons is approaching March 19! Here is the beautiful Litany of Saint Joseph, listing his titles. They could even be prayed any day as an aspiration….

The Daughters of Lukewarmness

Nobody wants to be lukewarm! I told a priest friend we should both write a blog post for Lent. He beat me to it by several weeks…so here we go. Six Daughters of Lukewarmness, as explained by St Thomas Aquinas and St Gregory the…

Gaudete Sunday

You may have noticed a little different color scheme today! Yes, the Church celebrates the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. Thus the color of the vestments is rose–the color of hope. Traditionally in the liturgy, today is also the one day…

Saint Juan Diego

Today is the feast of Saint Juan Diego. It was on December 9 that the Blessed Mother first appeared to him. Here is his biography taken from the Vatican website: St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548). Little is known about the life of Juan Diego…

Immaculate Conception Novena

The joy of a feast day is too great to contain within one day. That is why we often have entire liturgical seasons and octaves. For example, after Christmas Day we have the octave of Christmas–eight days of Christmas, followed by an entire season…

Christ the King

In 1925 two men sat down to write documents that would have powerful effects on the world. One man would dictate his thoughts about humanity from a prison cell, which would be titled “my struggle” or, in German “Mein Kampf”. In this book the…

Tips for prayer from a Doctor of the Church

I wrote down some quotes from St Francis de Sales “Introduction to the Devout Life” on mental prayer. Here is what he has to say…   Tips from Saint Francis de Sales “Introduction to the Devout Life” Part II, Chapter II First, a lively…