Prayer to St. Raphael for Purity

Here is a prayer to St. Raphael for all those struggling with chastity. Chastity is a most honorable Christian Virtue. Let us guard our hearts and bodies against lustful thoughts and desires by frequenting the Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist. Let us ask St….

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

Charity is a virtue which disposes us to love God above all creatures for Himself, and to love ourselves and our neighbors for the sake of God. The Spiritual Works of Mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor…

The Corporal Works of Mercy

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. The Corporal Works of Mercy are: To feed the hungry To give drink to…

An Act of Oblation

‘Oblation‘ is the act of offering the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist to God. O Eternal Father, we offer Thee the Blood, the Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ, the sorrows of Mary most holy and of Saint Joseph, in…

Prayer for Vocations

Let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for an increase in vocations. We need more faithful priests, nuns and religious to serve our Lord in this largely secularized world we live in. We should encourage and support young people to prayerfully consider a priestly…

Nine Day Novena to St. Ann

Today, July 17th we begin the Nine Day Novena to St. Anne/Ann/Anna, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. The Feasts of St. Anne and her husband St. Joachim are celebrated on July 26th. St. Anne is the patron of childless…

Prayer to Discern One’s Vocation

Here is a prayer for all those who are discerning their vocation. Lord Jesus, up until now, Thou hast been quietly preparing me to be Thy disciple. Now the time of preparation is ending. I seem to hear Thou saying to me, as once to…

Prayer After the Reception of Holy Communion

You can find the “Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion” by St. Thomas Aquinas here. The following prayer written by St. Thomas Aquinas is a prayer of thanksgiving to be recited after receiving the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. I…

Prayer Before the Reception of Holy Communion

Here is a beautiful prayer before Holy Communion written by St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church whose feast is celebrated on January 28th. One can recite this prayer before the beginning of Mass or before receiving the Eucharist. Let us approach the most Blessed…

Prayer for Increase of Daily Holy Communions

The greatest gift Jesus has given us is the Eucharist. He gave us his precious body and blood to sustain us on our earthly journey until we reach Heaven. What a great blessing it is to be a Catholic! What joy it is to be…