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“Go to Your Inner Room”(0)

February 13, 2018

“The source of Christian joy is the certainty of being loved by God, loved personally by our Creator, by the one who holds the entire universe in his hands.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Address to the Rome Diocesan Congress, June 23, 2006) With these words, Pope Benedict placed an emphasis on an experience of love, an […]

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The Very Best Spiritual Warfare Prayer for Conversions of Loved Ones

“As we enter heaven we will see them, so many of them coming towards us and thanking us. We will ask who they are, and they will say a poor soul you prayed for in purgatory.” -Venerable Fulton Sheen How many of us had grandparents who had their stack of holy cards in their prayer book? […]

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The oldest Christian prayer outside of the Bible

The prayer was written near the end of the first century. Scripture is full of prayers from front to cover, but after the final page of Revelation, how did the early Christians pray to God? The oldest known Christian prayer outside of the Bible can be found in the works of St. Clement of Rome, […]

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Remembering the dead at every meal

An important tradition that pays homage to the faithful departed. Many families maintain a tradition of invoking God’s blessing upon their food before eating. It is a simple way of thanking God for the bounty he has provided, recognizing his providential hand in our daily care. It is a Catholic tradition to add to this […]

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