Faith

Prayers Before Confession

Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten my mind that I may clearly know my sins. Move my heart that I may be sincerely sorry for them, honestly confess them and firmly resolve…

Marian Doxology

The Marianist Doxology is a short prayer that celebrates the honor and glory given to the Holy Trinity through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. It is rooted in Marianist spirituality, which emphasizes…

The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Novena

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are, according to Catholic Tradition, wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of God. The standard interpretation has been the one that St. Thomas Aquinas worked out in…

How We Will Be Saved on the Last Day

Communion is a sacred moment, and the following meditation invites us to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice and our relationship with Christ. It was written by Blessed Honoratus…

The Month of Mary

The month of May is the “month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of…

Pentecost

The word “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word for “fiftieth.” In ancient Jewish tradition, Pentecost was a feast day known as the Feast of Weeks, which was celebrated the…

In God’s Hands

In concluding this morning’s praying of the Magnificat, was the meditation of the day, which I felt was so profound I wanted to share it with you. It was written…

Passiontide

Passiontide: beginning on Passion Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent, consists of the final two weeks of Lent – Passion Week and Holy Week During Passiontide, the crucifixes, statues, and…

Mary’s Way of the Cross

The photo above is the exquisite work of art by Michelangelo Buonarroti. I have had the great fortune of viewing this magnificent sculpture of Carrara marble many times at St.…

The Receiving of Ashes

Ash Wednesday begins the holy season of Lent, which is structured to spiritually prepare us to walk with the Lord through his passion and celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday.…

Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy have their roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ and have been practiced by Christians throughout history. The concept of the Corporal Works of Mercy…

Easter & the Moveable Feasts

The proclamation of the date of Easter and the other moveable feasts on Epiphany dates from a time when calendars were not readily available. It was necessary to make known the…

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a…

The Spirit of the Season

“Tis the season” is a phrase that’s often heard during the holiday months, especially around Christmas. It’s a phrase that carries a sense of anticipation, joy, and celebration. It is a…

The Magnificat

During this special time of year, we celebrate Advent by reading the words of Luke as he tells the Christmas story. The birth of Christ marks a time when hope…

Spiritual Communion

Receiving the Blessed Sacrament in the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. There are, however, times when we are unable to receive the Blessed Sacrament, but…

Anima Christi

The Anima Christi (Latin for “Soul of Christ”), is a prayer inviting us to ask our Lord for comfort, strength, and guidance. It offers us a chance to meditate on His…

On Spiritual Combat

“This is not a time for passive living, not a time for passive Christianity, and we are required to not only take up the full armor of God but also…

What it Means to Love God

What does it mean to love God? There are people in our lives, who are at the edge of our worlds. They are called acquaintances. If we see them at…