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The Ways of Mental Prayer

…is its description of how one goes from ordinary prayer to mystical prayer, which constitutes the giant step in the spiritual life. A wise and learned guide to spiritual matters, The Ways of Mental Prayer  is a work destined to lead many to divine intimacy—a foretaste of Heaven on earth.…

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Mental Illness: Five Patron Saints to Invoke

Mental Illness: Five Patron Saints to Invoke

way. There are several saints who have been presented as Patrons of Mental Illness by the Church, and who are invoked on behalf of those suffering from mental illness in minor or major ways. The following are some stories of these saints and intercessory prayers that may offer help and hope to those…

9 Ways To Turn Mindfulness Into "God-full-ness"

9 Ways To Turn Mindfulness Into "God-full-ness"

…simplest ways to practice a mindful recollection that brings our thoughts back to God (we can do this whenever or wherever we are) is to simply recite an Act of Faith. Tell God that you believe He is the King of the Universe, and give Him the present moment by saying a mental prayer such as this:…

Can We Really Pray Unceasingly? 5 Ways to Try

Can We Really Pray Unceasingly? 5 Ways to Try

…continuous prayer: I have explained to you briefly two aspects or two levels of prayer, namely: prayer which is read, when we pray to God with the prayers of others, and one's mental prayer, where we ascend mentally to God through contemplation of God, dedicating all to God, and often crying out to

3 Ways We Can Become Spiritual Olympians

3 Ways We Can Become Spiritual Olympians

…Confession truly wipes away our sins. In the same way that an athlete turns to the tools that have helped to train him, we can look to the Sacraments as our real and present help on the journey of life.   We are not alone. Which brings me to the third way by which we can become spiritual Olympians.…

Nine Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

Nine Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

…month you can add more Marian hymns and prayers into your mental index. These prayers and hymns become a great solace during trying moments and can be recited often. You can memorize this beautiful Prayer of Praise to Our Lady composed by St. Ephraim, or learn to sing traditional Marian hymns such…

The Way of Perfection

A famous classic that teaches a simple form of mental prayer by which to attain great spiritual progress in a short time. Explains the Our Father phrase by phrase, plus much more! Says God rewards our efforts far beyond what we deserve! The Way of Perfection By the beloved Saint Teresa of Avila A…

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How to Pray the Stations of the Cross

How to Pray the Stations of the Cross

…are many ways to pray the Way of the Cross, especially by making use of the Stations of the Cross devotional tools mentioned below. 1. Attend a guided Stations of the Cross with your parish on the Fridays of Lent. 2. Using the Stations of the Cross inside your parish, spend a few minutes prayerfully

9 Practical Tips to Help You Stay Focused at Mass

9 Practical Tips to Help You Stay Focused at Mass

…moment---Jesus Christ coming to us in the flesh. But, even so, it is possible to limit at least some of our distractions at Mass with these simple yet practical tips: 1. Turn off the car radio on the way to Mass. One of the best ways to mentally prepare for Mass is to begin before you arrive.  Start…

How to Make Your First Saturday Rosary Meditation According to Sr. Lucia

How to Make Your First Saturday Rosary Meditation According to Sr. Lucia

…will help to explain further. Traditionally, to "make a meditation" involved a structured time of guided meditation (not simply to think about or dwell upon in a random way). When one makes a meditation properly speaking, they have planned a specific topic on which they will mentally dwell for a…

Devotion to Our Lady's Seven Sorrows

…Promises to those who meditate on Our Lady's Seven Sorrows: The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by meditating (i.e. mental prayer) on her seven sorrows (dolors). The Hail Mary is prayed seven times, once after each meditation. 1. "I will grant peace to their…

Day 6: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…perfection! How brave the fight they waged to master their evil habits! What pure and straightforward purpose they showed toward God! By day they labored and by night they spent themselves in long prayers. Even at work they did not cease from mental prayer. They used all their time profitably; every…

Day 22: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 24: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 21: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 23: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 26: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 25: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

Day 20: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…us meek and undefiled. Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore. Praise to God the Father, honor to the Son, in the Holy Spirit, be the glory one. Amen. St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail…

4 Steps To Finding Detachment in a Busy Life

4 Steps To Finding Detachment in a Busy Life

…it is a no-brainer that the Bible is a crucial way to feed our soul. Here is a good teaching, written by St. Paul:   "Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all…

Pray the Rosary With the Psalms (DVD)

…DVD!" In Pray the Rosary with the Psalms, you'll discover a powerful new way to focus your mental prayer that is both Scriptural and true to Tradition. In this digitally mastered presentation, the sublime prayers of the Most Holy Rosary are combined with beautiful orchestral music and accompanied…

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Keeping Focused During Mass

Keeping Focused During Mass

…I would highly encourage everyone to develop a sort of mental prayer routine in the mass and especially during Holy Communion so that one can approach the Blessed Sacrament in not only physical reverence but mental as well.  What are some of the ways that help you stay focused during mass?

How A Little Pocket Rosary Got Me Through My Six-Mile Run

How A Little Pocket Rosary Got Me Through My Six-Mile Run

…myself vulnerable to the fight-or-flight response before allowing time to remember that I had made the decision to keep running, and the "keeping going" was important. Certainly, it was more important than any whining commentary allowed into my thoughts by my deadbeat mental security. I finished…

In Conversation With God - Vol. 3 - Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-12

…response to sorrow and need The Divine Mercy Salt that has lost its Savior Actual Graces Reasons for Penance Purity of Heart Keeping one's word Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time: The most effective way The Mustard Seed Contrition for Sin Life of Grace Holiness in the Word Mental Prayer Vocal Prayers

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