Nuptial Blessing

The Nuptial Blessing is a beautiful prayer of blessing in the Catholic wedding ceremony. It takes place after the bride and groom have exchanged their consent and so have become husband and wife. In this blessing, the celebrant (priest or deacon) extends his hand over…

The Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph

The month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph. The Solemnity of Saint Joseph is celebrated on March 19th. Here is a devotion in honor of the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph. 1. Pure husband of most holy Mary, glorious St. Joseph, great…

Prayer for Our Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits. First — To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, and to…

Devotion in Honor of the Five Holy Wounds

The Five Holy Wounds or Five Sacred Wounds are the five piercing wounds Jesus suffered during the Crucifixion – the nail wounds on his hands and feet as well as the lance wound which pierced his side. Let us meditate on the Five Wounds of…

Prayer for Final Perseverance

Let us recite this prayer daily so that we may persevere during our final agony when entire Hell will be battling fiercely for our soul.  O Jesus, my Savior, my God, by Thy Sacred Heart, by the most pure Heart of the Virgin Mother, by whatever is pleasing to…

A Wife’s Prayer

This is a beautiful prayer for your spouse. Though it’s a wife’s prayer for her husband, it can be prayed by the husband as well. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Thou didst institute marriage in the earthly Paradise and in the New…

Prayer to the Holy Spirit before Confession

Here is a prayer to the Holy Spirit before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance. Let us ask God to give us the strength to always make a good confession. Come, Holy Spirit, into my soul. Enlighten my mind that I may know the…

Prayer of Saint Francis Before the Crucifix

Here is a prayer to be recited before a crucifix. This prayer is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscans. Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart. Lord, instill in me, a faith that is unerring, a hope…

St. Ignatius’ Prayer for Penitents

St. Ignatius of Loyola was the Founder of the Society of Jesuits. His feast is celebrated on July 31st. St. Ignatius recommended the following prayer to penitents. Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that…

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