Prayer

The Rosary mystically transports us to Mary’s side as she is busy watching over the human growth of Christ in the home of Nazareth. This enables her to train us and to mold us with the same care, until Christ is “fully formed” in us. John Paul Pope II

Why is Lourdes a place of pilgrimage and why YOU should go there!

Several churches and basilicas in Lourdes associated with Marian apparitions receive over 5 million pilgrims a year, making Lourdes the second most visited Christian pilgrimage site in Europe after Rome. So why is Lourdes a place of pilgrimage, why do people come here in so many numbers? Who comes to Lourdes? Pilgrims Tourists Children Teenagers Parents Grand-parents Healthy people Sick or disabled people God seekers Believers from different religions In the year 1858 Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, at… Continue Reading

Padre Pio prayer for Healing

“Far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal 6:14). Like the Apostle Paul, Padre Pio da Pietrelcina placed at the centre of his life and apostolic work the Cross of his Lord as his strength, his wisdom and his glory. Inflamed by love of Jesus Christ, he became like him in the sacrifice of himself for the salvation of the world. Even during his lifetime, he… Continue Reading

Litany of Divine Mercy prayer by St Faustina Kowalska

Litany of Divine Mercy Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting. God’s love is a flower, and Divine Mercy its fruit. [Diary 171] Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You. Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I… Continue Reading

What happens if you drink Holy Water? And how to use it properly with faith!

What happens if you drink Holy Water? Nothing. Nothing happens! If you think that by drinking the Holy water your troubles will disappear, or your health will improve, you are acting in a pagan manner! Or like the Jews and the golden calf. Catholic life requires faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Remember: Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Now let’s look seriously what the Holy water can do in your… Continue Reading

Ten Apparitions of Mary approved by Catholic Church which receive millions of pilgrims each year

Approved Marian apparition is one that has been examined by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from Vatican. The Apparition has been granted approval either through the local Bishop based on the direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or received a direct approval from the Holy See. 10 Apparitions of Mary approved by Catholic Church in historical appearance 1. Our Lady of Guadalupe (1531) The Catholic Church has constantly… Continue Reading

14 Stations of the Cross explanation with pictures

14 Stations of the Cross explanation with pictures

Stations of the cross (latin: Via Crucis) is a visual representation of Jesus’ suffering from the time when Pontius Pilate condemned him to death until the moment when he was put in the grave. The stations of the cross is above all a prayer we pray when we remember Jesus’ suffering. The Evangelical Church and some other Protestant Churches also pray the cross of the Cross. The stations of the cross evolved from the devotions… Continue Reading

St Rita Novena 9 days – Patroness of Impossible Cases

The Novena in honour of St. Rita is recited in its entirety every day, alone or together with others. See also the Basilica of Saint Rita of Cascia, Italy with her Body and Tomb.  St Rita Novena 9 days – Patroness of impossible cases In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 1. We honour you, O Saint of Cascia, for your fidelity to your baptismal vows. Intercede for… Continue Reading

Mary, Our Lady undoer of knots Novena and Prayer – Bring your knots to Blessed Virgin Mary

Historical outline Johann Melchior Schmidtner painted in the year 1700 in Germany the image on which Mary unties knots on a string. Probably the “wedding band” of the couple who managed to avoid separation. The lower part of the image shows how the Archangel Rafael leads Toby to his future wife Sara. The image is in the St. Peter am Perlach church in Augsburg near Munich, and we can still see it today. The meaning… Continue Reading

San Damiano Cross is speaking to us also! Detailed explanation of the images and their meaning

We do not know the author of this beautiful and magnificent icon. He stayed hidden! But he left us a remarkable object which speaks of the spirit, of the Risen Jesus Christ in the light of the resurrection. In this article you will see how the cross of San Damiano left a strong appeal on st. Francis of Assisi. And we will go deep into the details of the images and their meaning of this beautiful… Continue Reading

15 Prayers of St Bridget of Sweden

As St. Bridget for a long time wanted to know the number of blows Our Lord received during His Passion, He one day appeared to her and said: “I received 5480 blows on My Body. If you wish to honor them in some way, say 15 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Mary’s with the following Prayers (which He taught her) for a whole year. When the year is up, you will have honored each one… Continue Reading

Kyrie eleison Christe eleison – One of the most important prayers in the Catholic Mass

Kyrie eleison is one of the most important prayers in the Catholic Mass. Very similar to the familiar prayer in orthodox church and some other Christian churches. Kyrie eleison falls within a range of songs Ordinarium Missae, this is the kind of song which text does not change. The rest are Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and Ite Missa est. The word Kyrie or Kyrios is Jehovah – God – the Lord. This name is often used… Continue Reading