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Are you a perfectionist? End each day in peace with this prayer
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January 24, 2018

Are you a perfectionist? End each day in peace with this prayer

If only loving were as easy as getting the numbers balanced and the T's crossed. Perfectionists help the world go round. We need them to be neurosurgeons and accountants and editors. But perfectionism can also lead easily to discouragement, especially…
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How to pray the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary
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January 24, 2018

How to pray the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

This ancient spiritual practice helps us enter into the heart of Our Blessed Mother as we recall her sufferings “As Christ was the ‘man of sorrows’ (Is 53, 3) through whom it pleased God to have ‘reconciled all things through…
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A potent prayer for the healing of the world
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January 23, 2018

A potent prayer for the healing of the world

With the escalating threats of violence, let us pray this on behalf of all humanity. First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may…
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Do you need to find God today? Try this prayer from St. Anselm
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January 23, 2018

Do you need to find God today? Try this prayer from St. Anselm

Teach me to seek you, for I cannot seek you unless you teach me ... There are many times in life when we can feel that God is distant, seemingly deaf to our prayer. We echo the psalmist’s desperation, “Show…
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Hey, bachelors! Here’s a saint for you
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January 23, 2018

Hey, bachelors! Here’s a saint for you

St. Guido didn't join a religious order or get married; he just hung around the church a lot. Born in the 10th century to a poor family, Guido of Anderlecht led a simple life as a farmer. Guido had a…
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Prayer to St. Lucy, for the eyes of the body and those of the soul
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January 23, 2018

Prayer to St. Lucy, for the eyes of the body and those of the soul

Preserve also the eyes of my soul, the faith, through which I can know my God ... O St Lucy, you preferred to let your eyes be torn out instead of denying the faith and defiling your soul; and God,…
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Praying this litany will give you peace about the past and future
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January 23, 2018

Praying this litany will give you peace about the past and future

This beautifully written prayer by a Sister of Life will cast away so many anxieties. Litany of Trust From the belief that I have to earn Your love Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that I am unlovable Deliver me, Jesus.…
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This blessing provides protection when we need it the most
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January 23, 2018

This blessing provides protection when we need it the most

... and asks the angels to bear us "in comfort to the place of healing." Jesus has a soft spot for the sick and suffering. The Gospels recall for us numerous episodes of Jesus healing and curing people. There is…
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A powerful prayer of protection for expectant mothers
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January 23, 2018

A powerful prayer of protection for expectant mothers

"Guard the life that is yours; defend it from all the craft and spite of the pitiless foe." A common practice of the Catholic Church that dates to the Middle Ages is a blessing of expectant mothers. According to the Roman…
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Feeling alone and depressed? Pray this prayer to St. Jude for hope
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January 23, 2018

Feeling alone and depressed? Pray this prayer to St. Jude for hope

When the world turns to shades of black and gray, pray to St. Jude. Depression affects everyone at some point during their lives. Whether it is severe depression or something more mild, we all know that feeling of being alone…
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