A Prayer for Deceased Mothers by St Augustine

This prayer for deceased mothers, is an excerpt from the Confessions, where St Augustine prays for his beloved deceased mother, St Monica. What a blessing it is to have a praying mother. St Monica prayed for St Augustine’s conversion her whole life, and her prayers were answered. St Augustine once said, “Give me praying mothers … Read more

An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

What is meant by Her “Immaculate Heart?” A devotion to her Immaculate Heart includes both a devotion to her physical, virginal heart, but according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, it is also a devotion to her “interior life, her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for her God, her maternal love for her Divine … Read more

Salve Regina in Latin & English

The “Salve Regina” is one of the four Marian antiphons sung throughout the liturgical year.It is sung at Compline on the Saturday before Trinity Sunday until the Saturday before Advent. The other three are the Alma Redemptoris Mater (Advent through February 2), the Ave Regina Caelorum (sung from Candlemas until Easter Vigil), and the Regina … Read more

The Very Powerful, Contemplative Novena to St. Joseph, by Fr. Louis Lallemant, S.J.

This unique and very traditional Novena to St Joseph was originally devised by Fr. Louis Lallemant, S.J (1587-1633), a very holy priest. It is very efficacious in obtaining an urgent favor from God. What makes this novena unique is that it is not made up of prayers, but of reflections. It is contemplative in nature. … Read more

Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament

It’s a very Catholic practice to make reparation for the wrongs of others. Every day the holy name of our Lord is blasphemed. Insults are hurled at our Lord. Churches and Catholic Statues are vandalized. And so, we have this Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament. Unfortunately, many of us are currently unable to … Read more