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Litanies:  Lifting up Our Voices, Lifting up Our Hearts

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by Theresa Cavicchio

As a form of prayer, the litany can yield spiritual benefits on many levels.  By definition, a litany is a form of prayer which includes a number of petitions within a specific format.  Certain litanies approved by the Church may be recited or sung in public (communal) or private prayer; others are designated for private prayer only.

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Comfort in our affliction

January 26
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too."
-2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Today's Reflection:
How can your personal testimony be a beacon of hope and a light of faith illuminating the way to forgiveness through Christlike love and compassion?
  

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Beware of the “Manifesting” Trap

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Manifesting is all the rage these days. It’s about how to use your mind to will your goals into existence by using tools such as meditation, guided visualization, vision boards, and other rituals that many believe can make big things happen for anyone. Is this true, and is this something a Catholic should be get involved in?

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Christ lives in me

January 25
"It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."
-Galatians 2:20
Today's Reflection:
Today we celebrate the conversion of St. Paul. His powerful experience of Jesus Christ turned him from a persecutor of Christians to one of the greatest evangelizers of Christianity. Like him, we are called to meet Christ and grow in union with Him. How can you meet Him today? In what ways can you allow Him to live more powerfully in you?
  

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In the bottom of your heart

January 24
"The chief exercise of prayer is to speak to God and to hear God speak
in the bottom of your heart."
-St. Francis de Sales
Today's Reflection:
Prayer is the gateway to friendship and intimacy with God. Do you have a regular and consistent time of prayer? Are there ways you can improve your prayer time? What one step will you take today?
  

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Prayer is the answer

January 23
"[She] kept all these things in her heart."
-Luke 2:51
Today's Reflection:
Prayer is the answer. Prayer is what the Blessed Virgin Mary did when she faced the contradictions of her life as Mother of the Messiah. It was in her heart that Our Lady found the grace and consolation she needed. In our barren times, how do we need to pray more, not less?
Dearest Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
  

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Never be surprised by weakness

January 22
"True charity consists in putting up with one's neighbor's faults, never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues."
-St. Therese of Lisieux
Today's Reflection:
Can we love our neighbor as we love ourselves even when he is irksome, irritable, annoying, or just plain grumpy? How do we show the true face of God's love despite the battle raging within us?
  

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Satanists Converge on AZ for First Ever “SatanCon” Conference

In retaliation for a refusal by the city of Scottsdale, Arizona to allow The Satanic Temple to deliver an invocation before its city council meetings, the organization has chosen the city for its first-ever SatanCon conference in the city next month so that “hundreds of Satanists will now be descending on Scottsdale for an entire weekend.”

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Endure

January 21
"No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it."
-1 Corinthians 10:13
Today's Reflection:
Our faith, our confidence, and our hope must be placed in God. How, then, do we apply this in the face of challenges?
  

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