Amidst Church Crisis: Month of Holy Rosary is The Answer

As we approach October, the Month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, the Church is engaged in one of the most urgent crises in its history, but the Word of God reassures us that “where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.”

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Book Review: “The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare” by Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the Catholic Church. As a lay Dominican, I always look forward to the opportunity to promote the Rosary, a prayer that Saint Dominic received based on the inspiration of Christ’s Mother. New from Franciscan Media / Servant Books is Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan’s The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare.

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Generous and Saving Effects of Prayer

January 31

Prayer is powerful! It fills the earth with mercy. The mercy and clemency obtained through the power of prayer will always produce its generous and saving effects in people.

                                                                        -St. Frances Cabrini Read the rest…

Dryness and Aridity

January 30

Dryness and aridity may be a trial sent from God. Bear it patiently. Remain humbly at his feet. Assure Him simply that you wish only what is pleasing to Him.

                                                            -St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier Read the rest…

Nourish Your Soul

January 29

Sometimes when I find myself spiritually in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly an Our Father or a Hail Mary. These prayers alone console me. They nourish my soul.

                                                                        -St. Therese of Lisieux Read the rest…

Leaving Your Thoughts at the Door

January 28

Leave at the door of the place where you are going to converse with God all extraneous thoughts, saying, with St. Bernard, “O my thoughts, wait here. After prayer we shall speak about other matters.

                                                                        -St. Alphonsus Liguori Read the rest…

Rooted in Charity

January 27

“Mothers and sisters most dear to me in Christ: in the first place strive with all your power and zeal to be open.  With the help of God, try to receive such good counsel that, led solely by the love of God and an eagerness to save souls, you may fulfill your charge.  Only if the responsibilities committed to you are rooted in this twofold charity will they bear beneficial and saving fruit.”

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