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Express your admiration for Our Lady with this prayer
Prayers
January 21, 2018

Express your admiration for Our Lady with this prayer

Blessed are you … because you believed in the Word of the Lord, because you hoped in his promises ... Blessed are you … because you believed in the Word of the Lord because you hoped in his promises because…
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An ancient Irish litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary
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January 21, 2018

An ancient Irish litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The prayer dates back to the 8th century and confirms a longstanding devotion in Ireland to the Blessed Mother. The Irish people are well known for their loving devotion of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is part of who they…
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4 Prayers for students
Prayers
January 21, 2018

4 Prayers for students

Need a little extra help during this school year? Attending school, at whatever level, can often be a difficult task. Sometimes what the teacher is trying to impart to us doesn’t immediately “click” and we may need some extra help.…
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A powerful prayer before logging on to the internet
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January 21, 2018

A powerful prayer before logging on to the internet

Using Aquinas' words can bring us God's help and protection. Pope Benedict XVI once wrote that priests should “give a soul to the fabric of communications that makes up the Web.” The internet, being a central part of our modern life, needs…
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4 Prayers to help you fall asleep in perfect peace
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January 21, 2018

4 Prayers to help you fall asleep in perfect peace

Check out the unique petitions in these ancient invocations, which come from both East and West. At any given time, eight to 10 percent of Americans are suffering from chronic insomnia. Our supercharged lifestyles have made sleep a luxury too…
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Preparing to hit the road (or the airways)? Here’s a Traveler’s Prayer
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January 21, 2018

Preparing to hit the road (or the airways)? Here’s a Traveler’s Prayer

The Archangel Raphael guided and protected Tobiah. We pray he'll do the same for us. The Old Testament Book of Tobit tells the fascinating story of the journey and marriage of a young man named Tobiah, son of Tobit. In his travels,…
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Saint Francesca Xavier Cabrini
Prayers
January 21, 2018

Want peace of mind? Pause and say this short prayer

FORTIFY me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit and give Your peace to my soul that I may be free from all needless anxiety, solicitude and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your will…
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Litany of St. Rose of Lima: For increase in holiness and decrease in vanity
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January 21, 2018

Litany of St. Rose of Lima: For increase in holiness and decrease in vanity

The first saint of the New World was a natural beauty who pursued the perfection of the spirit “Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles…
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Prayer of liberation for our house
Prayers
January 21, 2018

Prayer of liberation for our house

"May all evils be cast out of this place, at this moment, in the name of Jesus." While there is a rite of blessing for houses to be led by a priest in a family home, this prayer designed for families to pray together…
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Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night
Prayers
January 21, 2018

Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

The best way for a good night's sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God God in heaven, O Creator, O One who loved me into being… Now that the voices are silenced…
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