How to ask Mary for grace in a moment of desperation

A prayer recommended by Pope Francis In moments of darkness or desperation, believers can count on the help of our Mother, the Virgin Mary. This is a prayer that Pope Francis recommends for these situations: Holy Mary, full of God’s presence during the days of your life, you accepted with full humility the Father’s will,… Continue reading How to ask Mary for grace in a moment of desperation

Say this prayer of St. Theresa Lisieux for future priests

During the end of the 19th century, a Carmelite nun known as St. Thérèse of Lisieux felt a particular vocation to pray for priests. Firstly, this was a strange idea for her, as she thought priests didn’t need prayers. Theresa had the following thoughts “Praying for sinners attracted me, but praying for the souls of… Continue reading Say this prayer of St. Theresa Lisieux for future priests

This might be the best Marian prayer for when you really need help

The 12th-century prayer has been connected to numerous miracles throughout the centuries. One of the most widely known Catholic prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, almost as popular as the Hail Mary, is the Memorare. It is an ancient prayer that has a miraculous reputation.The prayer, traditionally attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, gets its name… Continue reading This might be the best Marian prayer for when you really need help

If you are struggling with a decision, say this prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel

Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the true and the good, we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel. We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the double darkness of… Continue reading If you are struggling with a decision, say this prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel

PRAYER TO OUR BLESSED LADY OF LOURDES

 On February 11, the Church commemorates the Immaculate Virgin Mary who appeared to Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France, eighteen times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. The memorial of Mary under the title of “Our Lady of Lourdes” was extended to the Universal Church by Pope Saint Pius X in 1907. The apparition… Continue reading PRAYER TO OUR BLESSED LADY OF LOURDES

Act of Dedication to the Blessed Virgin

My Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to you and in proof of my affection, I give you my eyes, my ears, my tongue, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Since I am your own, keep me and guard me as your property and possession. Amen.

The Immediate Grace of Mother Teresa’s Emergency Novena

If I ever heard the word “novena” growing up, I don’t remember it. Although I was a cradle Catholic, I didn’t learn what a novena was or how to pray one until I was in my mid-twenties. After I found out about novenas and the spiritual gifts they offer, I tried to make up for… Continue reading The Immediate Grace of Mother Teresa’s Emergency Novena