Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.
Seven Sisters Apostolate are groups of women committed to a “hidden” gift of prayer. They are willing to each pray for one hour, one day a week for their priests in their parish.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “the education of the conscience is a lifelong task.” What does it mean to pray for “conscience”? Isn’t a conscience simply what all of us have, that is, a working conscience that somehow lets us know what is right and what is wrong?
Choosing a leader is not a quick process, but it is one of preparation, discernment and prayer to identify the gifts and areas of growth one sister can bring to the leadership role for the community.
Bishop Kettler encourages us to participate in special prayers and devotions, such as the rosary or Stations of the Cross, in your homes or parishes.
It’s not the failures that count. Rather, what counts is the repenting and getting back up to live a life transformed by Christ.
Q: Every year as Lent approaches I think about what I should be doing during this holy season, maybe something new. Do you have any suggestions? A: How about serving as an ambassador for Christ? The Eucharist of Ash Wednesday reminds us of our call to serve as ambassadors as we hear St. Paul telling […]
A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.
To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis said.
Looking over the rubble where the town center once stood, the pope prayed in silence for the victims of the quake.
Twenty-seven community members walked solemnly down the center aisle of the church, placing a candle in the sanctuary to mark each year the Wetterlings waited for their son to come home.