Ecclesiasticus 4:28

"Fight to the death for truth, and the Lord God will war on your side."

Ora pro nobis,

Most Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Dominic. Amen.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Catholic Devotions

Posts related to traditional and popular piety and practices within Catholicism, and the make-up and meaning of rituals and ceremonies.

The Mass

  • Does Catholic Doctrine Contradict the Bible? (Pt 3) (Latin Mass, the Christian Calendar, Iconography and Statuary, and the form of Baptism.)

    Eucharistic Devotions
  • Looking at Jesus (About the Practice of Eucharistic Adoration)
  • Procession (A photologue of an annual Corpus Christi Procession)

    Prayer: Especially Common Catholic Prayers
  • Prayer (Or, If You Could Say It Like Hallmark, You Wouldn't Need Hallmark)

  • The Our Father
  • The Hail Mary
  • The Glory Be
  • The Apostles' Creed
  • Hail, Holy Queen
  • The Fatima Prayer
  • Prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel
  • Come Holy Spirit
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Act of Contrition
  • Angel of God
  • The Angelus
  • The Memorare
  • Prayer to St. Joseph
  • Morning Offering
  • Evening Offering
  • Grace Before and After Meals
  • The Divine Praises
  • Prayer to Jesus Crucified
  • Prayer to Our Mother of Sorrows
  • Anima Christi
  • Prayer Before a Crucifix
  • Prayer to Jesus the Listener
  • The Confiteor
  • Prayer of Adoration
  • Prayer of Self-Dedication to Jesus Christ
  • Prayer for the Missions
  • The Universal Prayer
  • Prayer of St. Francis
  • Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Breathe In Me, Holy Spirit
  • Teach Us, Good Lord
  • Prayer for Mildness and Patience
  • Prayer of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • Prayer of St. Anselm
  • Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Invocations to the Precious Blood of Jesus
  • Prayer to St. Dominic
  • Litany of Humility

    The Rosary
  • I Shall Not Walk Alone (The centrality of Christ in Marian dogmas and a step-by-step instruction in praying the Rosary)
  • Letting God do the Work (Quoting a dear friend's comments about praying the Rosary, and giving the Blessed Virgin's own promises to those who pray it, as revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche)
  • Through Her Eyes (A Rosary CD recommendation and further thoughts on praying it)
  • The History of the Rosary (Part 1) (The development of the Rosary from the Early Church to the Ministry of Saint Dominic)
  • The History of the Rosary (Part 2) (The development of the Rosary from the Ministry of Blessed Alan de la Roche until the Present day)
  • Does Catholic Doctrine Contradict the Bible? (Pt 1) (Calling priests "father"; Rosary as vain repitition?; Blessed Virgin Mary)

  • Like Any Good Mystery, You Just Can't Put It Down
  • The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation
  • The Second Joyful Mystery The Visitation
  • The Third Joyful Mystery The Nativity of Jesus
  • The Fourth Joyful Mystery The Presentation in the Temple
  • The Fifth Joyful Mystery Finding Jesus in the Temple
  • The First Luminous Mystery The Baptism of Jesus
  • The Second Luminous Mystery The Wedding at Cana
  • The Third Luminous Mystery The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
  • The Fourth Luminous Mystery The Transfiguration
  • The Fifth Luminous Mystery The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
  • The First Sorrowful Mystery The Agony in the Garden
  • The Second Sorrowful Mystery The Scourging at the Pillar
  • The Third Sorrowful Mystery The Crowning with Thorns
  • The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery Jesus Carries His Cross
  • The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery Jesus' Crucifixion and Death
  • The First Glorious Mystery The Resurrection of Jesus
  • The Second Glorious Mystery The Ascension of Jesus
  • The Third Glorious Mystery The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
  • The Fourth Glorious Mystery The Assumption of Mary
  • The Fifth Glorious Mystery The Coronation of Mary

    The Stations of the Cross

  • Lectio Divina

  • Art and Images in the Church
  • Does Catholic Doctrine Contradict the Bible? (Pt 3) (Latin Mass, the Christian Calendar, Iconography and Statuary, and the form of Baptism.)

    Relics, Scapulars, and Medals

  • Consecrated Life: Monasticism and Religious Life

  • Mysticism and Contemplative Prayer

  • The Importance and Role of the Laity