Category Archives: Everyday Catholicism

Preparing for Advent

Here are four simple ideas of what you can do to make Advent a fruitful season of prayer! Continue reading

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Who Is The Patron Saint of Retreats?

There is a patron saint of retreats. Do you know who it is? Continue reading

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What Are the Daily Readings?

Each time you go to Mass you hear a series of Scripture readings.
They may seem arbitrary but the truth is that there is a carefully planned structure to them. Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About the “Two Popes Canonization”

What you need to know about the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXII. Continue reading

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Experience Holy Week: Good Friday Traditions

Traditions on Good Friday include the Stations of the Cross, the Veneration of the Cross, a prayer service rather than a Mass, and much silence. Continue reading

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Experience Holy Week: Holy Thursday Mass and Adoration

The Holy Triduum begins with Holy Thursday – recounting the last supper, washing of feet, and agony in the garden… Continue reading

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Great Lenten Hymns: O Sacred Head Surrounded

“O Sacred Head Surrounded” is a classic Lenten hymn attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Continue reading

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The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a devotion received from Christ by Sister Faustina Kowalksa and spread throughout the world with the help of Pope John Paul II. Continue reading

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Great Lenten Hymns: God of Mercy and Compassion

A Look at the great hymn for Lent, God of Mercy and Compassion, by Pergolesi and Vaughan. Continue reading

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The Pope Goes on Retreat Too

Pope Francis just got back from a five day retreat. Continue reading

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