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The Prayers Priest Say to Bless Rosaries and Other Religious items

The Prayers Priest Say to Bless Rosaries and Other Religious items

In special circumstances, a priest or deacon may use the following short blessing formulary: May this rosary and the one who uses it be blessed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.  R. Amen. Blessings of Religious Articles (Short Formulary) To be used to bless medals, small crucifixes, […]

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The 8 Prayers Every Catholic Should Know in Latin

The 8 Prayers Every Catholic Should Know in Latin

1. Sign of the Cross In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen   2. Apostles’ Creed Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit […]

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  1. Denise Lindiwe Mda: Thank you. Highly appreciated. God Bless.

  2. OgeGod: Pray without ceasing my brothers and sisters! Own these prayers! Personalize each profession. Meditatate on the words and signs. Fell…

  3. Afolayan agnes: Prayer s d master key! Av u prayed d rosary 2day

  4. michele: Thank you so much for sharing these.

  5. angel: Thank you very much for sharing this important messages for roman catholic

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The Five Types of Prayer

The Five Types of Prayer

Prayer is a form of communication, a way of talking to God or to the saints. Not all prayers are the same, however. Here are brief descriptions of the five major types of prayer. 1.  Adoration In prayers of adoration or worship, we praise the greatness of God, and we acknowledge our dependence on him […]

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  1. Jen Rhoades: I love how this reminds us that prayers, as a means of communicating with God, are meant to be said…

  2. Philip R. Hernaez: nice article.

  3. alexandra: Thank you

  4. ashimas masih: Thanks for posting

  5. clara: My favourite prayers are those of No 5, there is so much to be thankful for that it dwarfs most…

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The Importance of Personal Prayer

The Importance of Personal Prayer

Sharon Cosper knows the importance of prayer. For years she has started her days with quiet devotion, and when she makes the effort to spend time in prayer, Sharon notices the difference.   But these days, with three children under the age of four, the wife and mother can’t realistically make quiet reflection happen first […]

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  1. Silika Tuivanuavou: I am so thankful to the Lord for this message about prayer. I just needed this tonight to reinforce the…

  2. Monica: Iam blessed to read this to ignite myself.Lord Jesus give me your grace to pray more and have time for…

  3. Bro. Benedict: Good but more practical methods would have enhanced it

  4. Louise Midolo: Father in heaven, in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Through the intercession of Our…

  5. Joseph vaas: I believe all mighty God Created Harven and Earth Iam so thankful to the lord,giving me beautiful gift of life…

The difference between the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed

The difference between the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed

Most Missalette’s do print both the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.  The Apostles’ Creed may be used at Masses where children are the majority, like a parochial school Mass.  The Directory For Children’s Masses does specify, “the Apostles’ Creed can be used since they are familiar with it in their catechism class” (#49).  Such […]

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  1. Dan Collins: It has troubled me that in several churches I attend - including the State's cathedral - the Apostles Creed has…

  2. Mary Ellen Jonte: I love both Creeds. I feel they both project a heartfelt devotion to the Holy Trinity and a love for…

The history surrounding the appearance of our Blessed Mother at Guadalupe, Mexico

The history surrounding the appearance of our Blessed Mother at Guadalupe, Mexico

The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a fifty-seven-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepayec Hill on the outskirts of Mexico City.  Keep in mind that only ten years earlier, Hernan Cortez had conquered Mexico City.  Two years later, in 1523, Franciscan missionaries […]

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  1. Ditas King: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, PRAY FOR US IN THE PHILIPPINES

  2. Noelle: Please pray for reunification of my child Christopher and I. In Jesus's name, Amen

  3. Aidé Ogaz: Awesome beautiful message Amen.Thank you👋🏾

  4. sonia sebastian: our lady of guadalupe pray 4 us

  5. Adolf: Amen thanks for uplifting my spirit in believing our Lord Jesus christ. God bless you.

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Why Mary is referred to as the “mediatrix”

Why Mary is referred to as the “mediatrix”

The Second Vatican Council dedicated the eighth chapter of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church to our Blessed Mother.  Since our Lord continues His work and saving mission through His body, the Church, the council fathers, particularly under the guidance of Pope Paul VI, decided that it was most appropriate to address the role of […]

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  1. James: I like mary prayers

  2. Cyprian: Mary is my mother. May she continue to intercede for us. Amen

  3. Gathoni: Mother Mary, mother of our Savior and mother of all Christians please always intercede for us sinners to your son…

  4. Jose: Mary is our mother. May she continues to pray for all those in the world, who left our world and…

  5. Olumofin taiwo: May our blessed mother continue to pray and intercede for us all and help guide our way in our journey…

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What we mean when we Call Mary “Ever Virgin”

What we mean when we Call Mary “Ever Virgin”

We as Catholics firmly believe that Mary is “ever virgin.”  The Catechism asserts, “The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary’s real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man” (#499).  Given this teaching, the perpetual virginity of Mary has […]

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  1. suda oniziphorous: May the Holy mother of God be blessed among women forever and ever world without end AMEN

    • Akoto: Can We try to look like this The HOLY MOTHER of GOD is GOD the MOTHER GOD Bless

  2. John Jackson: It really is simple, Mary is a miracle of GOD. Hail Mary full of grace the LORD is with thee.

  3. Felix N: Holy Mary mother of God pray for those who do not believe in your immaculate conception nd your holy preserved…

  4. antonio tanamor jr: Mary is a part of grace and mercy from eternal love of God to humanity,she is our loving mother...

  5. joseph: i love my mother,i know she is with me and with all nation,it came to my mind very lond ago…

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An Examination of Conscience

An Examination of Conscience

This section has been prepared as a spiritual tool for Adults, High School Students, Teachers, Chaplains, Priests, those who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confession and those who teach on the subject. 1. Conditions for the Sacrament of Confession. To properly receive the Sacrament of Confession, one must: 1. Examine his/her conscience. (To […]

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  2. Sue: Delores, Earl

IS PASSIONATE KISSING ONLY MORAL WITHIN MARRIAGE?

IS PASSIONATE KISSING ONLY MORAL WITHIN MARRIAGE?

May a man and a woman who are dating, but unmarried, engage in passionate kissing? Is passionate kissing outside of marriage moral, or a venial sin, or a mortal sin? Many moralists claim that ‘passionate’ kissing is always an objective mortal sin for any unmarried man and woman, regardless of intention or circumstances, even if […]

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  1. William Newell: If you were to passionately kiss someone as a sign of love (but not to arouse yourself or the other…