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A visual guide to praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet
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June 8, 2018

A visual guide to praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Quick instructions on how to pray this popular devotion. During the 1930s, a Polish nun named Faustina Kowalska received several visions and messages from Jesus. During these private revelations a great emphasis was placed on the Divine Mercy of God.…
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Give your whole self to God with this simple prayer from St. Ignatius
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June 7, 2018

Give your whole self to God with this simple prayer from St. Ignatius

Your love and your grace are enough for me ... St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) is the founder of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits. This is Pope Francis’ own spiritual family. St. Ignatius has given much…
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This simple prayer of St. Teresa of Avila can calm your nerves when you’re afraid or anxious
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June 5, 2018

This simple prayer of St. Teresa of Avila can calm your nerves when you’re afraid or anxious

Her poetic words can soothe the heart when it is troubled. Fear is a common feeling that we all encounter on a daily basis. It might be the fear of giving a presentation at work or school, or the fear…
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Losing hope in yourself or in the world? Pray these 3 prayers
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May 30, 2018

Losing hope in yourself or in the world? Pray these 3 prayers

When you need more hope, try these prayers from Padre Pio, St. Jude and Pope Francis. It’s not always easy to keep a cheery disposition or optimistic outlook when something depressing occurs in our life or in the world. We…
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On Memorial Day, a prayer for deceased veterans
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May 28, 2018

On Memorial Day, a prayer for deceased veterans

On this somber day, we pray for those who gave their lives in service of their country. In the United States, Memorial Day is celebrated each year on the last Monday of May. According to History.com, “Originally known as Decoration Day,…
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Pray this beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit when you are feeling uninspired
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May 23, 2018

Pray this beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit when you are feeling uninspired

Written by St. Augustine, this poetic prayer fills the soul with God's presence. It is not always easy finding the right words to pray. On certain days we may be feeling particularly “uninspired” and no words come to mind to…
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Padre Pio’s prayer to cast out fear, even fear of death
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May 23, 2018

Padre Pio’s prayer to cast out fear, even fear of death

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You. Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is…
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Begin your workday with this powerful prayer to St. Joseph the Worker
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May 1, 2018

Begin your workday with this powerful prayer to St. Joseph the Worker

Transform the "daily grind" into something beautiful for God. On May 1, 1955, Pope Pius XII established a new feast day in the Church’s calendar, dedicating May 1 to “St. Joseph the Worker.” He sought to affirm the rights of workers and to…
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When Padre Pio prayed for someone, he used this powerful prayer
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May 1, 2018

When Padre Pio prayed for someone, he used this powerful prayer

Thousands of miracles are the result of this simple prayer said by a saint. Typically when someone asks us to pray for a specific intention, we have our “go-to” prayer. It might be the Rosary, an Our Father, or simply…
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A powerful prayer for peace in the world
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April 28, 2018

A powerful prayer for peace in the world

This prayer comes from St. John XXIII. Peace always seems to evade us, always out of reach. Just when one part of the world starts to calm down, war and strife rise in other parts of the world. It is…
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