Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Acquiring Virtues

O Mary, Mother of Mercy, others may ask of thee what they please – bodily health, worldly goods and advantages – but I ask for whatever thou seest to be most needful for me and what is most in conformity with thy pure heart. Thou art so humble, obtain for…

Prayer to Mary Mother of Good Counsel

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Mater Boni Consilii) is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary after a miraculous image from the fifteenth century. Many Popes and saints have had strong devotions to Our Lady of Good Counsel. Our Mother of Good Counsel has been called the Madonna of…

Prayer to Christ the King

Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for Thee. Exercise over me all Thy sovereign rights. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, I renounce Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good…

Prayer to Overcome Bad Habits

Behold me, O my God, at thy feet! I do not deserve mercy, but O, my Redeemer, the blood which Thou hast shed for me encourages me and obliges me to hope for it. How often have I offended Thee, repented, and yet have I again fallen into the same…

The Eucharistic Miracle of Cascia

In the year 1330, a priest in Siena who had lost all respect and belief in the Eucharist was asked to bring Holy Communion to a sick man in his town. He complied with this request reluctantly and placed the Consecrated Host unceremoniously between the pages of his breviary instead…

Lord Show Me How

If I can do some good today, If I can serve along life’s way, If I can something helpful say, Lord, show me how. If I can right a human wrong, If I can help to make one strong, If I can cheer with smile or song, Lord, show me…

Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus became popular in the 19th century after Sister Marie of St. Peter (French Carmelite Nun) had several visions of Jesus and Mary in which she was urged to spread this devotion, in reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in his passion. This…

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968) was a Capuchin priest from Italy and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. On September 20, 1918, while praying in the Friary Chapel in San…

Prayer of St. John Marie Vianney

St. John Marie Vianney (The Cure of Ars) is the Patron of Priests. His feast is celebrated on August 4th. Here is a prayer by St. John Vianney expressing true love for God. I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love you until the last…

Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales lived from 1567 to 1622. He became the Bishop of Geneva and was a reputed preacher. He is well known for his writings of spiritual direction. He is the patron saint of writers, journalists and catholic press. Here is a beautiful prayer from his book “Treatise on…