Wonderful Books written by Catholic Saints to help you with Contemplative Prayer

1. The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography, by St. Therese of Lisieux Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this Story of my soul, first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual… 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 is St Bernadette the Patron saint of?

St Bernardette is the patron Saint of: Lurdes, the poor, the shepherds, people who are mocked and humiliated because of their faith, against physical and all other diseases, poverty. Saint Bernadette Soubirous  On January 7th 1844, Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes, a small town in the Pyrenean Mountains, to a miller’s family who enjoyed relative prosperity during the early years of Bernadette’s life. In 1858 the Apparitions began for Bernadette. On 11th February 1858, 14-year-old… Continue Reading

Fatima visionaries – Who where the three Children of Fatima?

Our Lady of Fatima is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary according to her apparitions to three shepherd children at Fatima on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917. Fatima Portugal, receives about 4-5 million pilgrims a year. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos She was born at Aljustrel, Fatima, on March 22, 1907 and baptized on March 30 of that year. She left Fatima for the Hospice of Vilar, Porto, where she arrived on… 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

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

Who was St Leopold Mandic, Servant of the reconciliation, who confessed daily for 10 hours for 50 years? His Life, Prayer, Novena and body in Padua.

Saint Leopold Mandic was only a poor monk for all those who knew him, small and sick. If we wanted to label him with a single word, then he would be called “confessor”. His greatness was in sacrificing, in donating himself day after day, all the time of his priestly life, that is, for fifty-two years, in silence, in concealment, in modesty of his confessional room … ‘confessor’; He only knew ‘to confess’. And that… Continue Reading

Why should you read Story of a soul? Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. Here is why!

Reading the writings of St. Theresa of Child Jesus, we feel wonderful harmony of her vocation and we realize that because of the Holy Spirit, which she filled with. She is a genuine daughter of St. Teresa of Ávila and St. John of the Cross. The Holy Spirit introduced her to an understanding of the merciful love of God. To which she has devoted herself on the feast of the Holy Trinity, 9 June 1895. She understood… Continue Reading