Faith

My Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union…

Holy Moments

You have so much more to offer. You sense it. You may have known it for a long time. It’s a truth that lingers, waiting patiently for us to pay…

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (not to be confused with another mysterious and miraculous event, the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus). The Immaculate Conception…

Advent Reflections 2022

Advent marks the beginning of the church’s liturgical year. It is a season of joyful expectation, hope and preparation for the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. We all know…

Feasting and Fasting

For many Catholics, fasting is usually thought of primarily (almost exclusively) during the liturgical season of Lent, the 40-day penitential period leading up to Easter. During this time, the faithful…

A Reflection on Fasting

In the early Church and, to a lesser extent still today, there were two fasts. There was the “total fast” that preceded all major feasts or sacramental events.  The ancient…

Holy Communion

While we, as sinners, do not receive our Lord in a state of perfection, we should be striving nonetheless to avoid sin and approach our Lord with humility and love.…

Indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

In order to understand how you can help the “Poor Souls” in Purgatory by offering up your Plenary and Partial Indulgences, you may need to review All Soul’s Day, Prayers…

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from…

Spiritual Works of Mercy

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) The human…

Indulgences

Simply put, an indulgence is a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins! Now that I have your attention … Indulgence is the English…

Enchiridion of Indulgences

“Enchiridion” means “handbook,” and the Enchiridion of Indulgences is the Church’s official handbook on what acts and prayers carry indulgences and what indulgences actually are. In 1967 Pope Paul VI…

Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory

Praying in cemeteries, for departed loved ones, especially in November is customary in all Catholic countries. It’s typical for the faithful to visit the graves of relatives and friends on…

All Soul’s Day

All Souls Day is November 2 (the day after All Saint’s Day). A most popular prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory is traditionally attributed to St. Gertrude the Great.…

Prayer of St. Gertrude

This prayer is one of the most popular prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and is traditionally attributed to St. Gertrude the Great. Eternal Father, I offer You the…

Love and Mercy: Faustina

This incredible true story is of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska and the message of Divine Mercy. It is now documented in the critically acclaimed film, “Love and Mercy: Faustina, which…

Purgatory

This moving documentary on the afterlife, delves deeply into the evidence of science and mysticism (including the experiences of St. Padre Pio and St. Faustina). The powerful film examines the…

Pray – The Story of Patrick Peyton

This beautifully filmed documentary chronicles the life of a poor, uneducated Irish immigrant who journeys to America in 1928, with dreams of becoming a millionaire. Instead, he is stricken with…

Eucharistic Adoration

According to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand…

The Sign of the Cross

The sign of the cross, often the first thing a Catholic does upon waking, and the last thing done before bed, is not simply a way to begin praying, it is…