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Friday, September 30, 2022

“Lord, teach us to pray”: Great articles for a prayer-filled Lent

May our Hearts Beat with Christ PAT GOHN Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to...

Praying with Gregorian Chant

Suggestions for Getting Started KATE DANELUK About 10 years ago I was reviewing the music program my husband and I had developed for our local Catholic...

Sr. Josephine Garrett on “Daily Bread Discernment” (8-min. video)

Sr. Josephine Garrett discusses “Daily Bread Discernment” and offers a beautiful talk based on developing a healthy discernment for our vocation.   Photo courtesy of OSV...

Nine Reasons to Love Novenas

Lent is a great time to take up a novena MARY LOU ROSIEN Novenas aren’t for controlling God, but for opening ourselves to God in order...

Praying With the Pope: Prayer Intention for November 2017  

The Pope;s Prayer Intention for November 2017: Christians in Asia Pray for Christians in Asia who show they love Jesus by their words and actions....

When You Dislike Family Prayer Time

COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN To be completely honest, I often don’t enjoy praying with my children. There. I said it. Now, this might sound ridiculous. I mean,...

We Gather To Pray: An Advent Prayer Service

Pray with the four themes of the season MARC CARDARONELLA The catechetical challenge for Advent is that it’s not Christmas, but everyone around us acts like...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

Singing the Psalms — Introducing Chant as Prayer

Kate Daneluk When in need, there will always be an answer in the psalms. Some of the richest encouragement, praise, thanksgiving, history, lament, and petition...

Teaching Children How to P.R.A.Y.

Praise, Repent, Ask, and You CLAIRE MCGARRY What should I pray for?” my six-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, leaned over and asked as we knelt down in...