4 Powerful prayers to pray before work

Work can be turned into something not only practical, but spiritual. Work is an essential part of society. Countless people go to work every day, whether it be in a factory, office, school, or even at home. St. John Paul II wrote in Laborem exercens, “Through work [men and women] must earn [their] daily bread and…

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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 and forgotten. It can take us down a dark path, one where there is little…

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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 Ritual, this was practiced each Sunday and the priest would even visit the homes of…

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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 him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace…

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These small religious items pack a big spiritual punch that can protect your family.

The use of sacramentals is one of the most misunderstood practices in the Catholic Church. They have been part of the Church’s life from the very beginning, but are commonly viewed as some sort of superstition. This is largely due to the fact that many Catholics over the centuries have used sacramentals in a superstitious…

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The Holy Rosary

Start by making the sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Then recite the Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy…

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