• From the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle to the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one may begin a special prayer, simply called the "Christmas Prayer" to obtain favors if one's requests are in accordance with God's will. Recite the following prayer with a pious heart 15 times a day from November 30th to December 25th. This Christmas prayer carries an Imprimatur from Archbishop Michael Augustine of New York City during the Pontificate of Pope Leo XIII on February 6, 1897. Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Hail and...

  • Thanksgiving Table Prayer O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.  ...

  • Thank you to our friend Fr. Zuhlsdorf for this prayer.  Check out his most excellent blog  here. Prayer Against Persecutors and Evil-Doers: Hostium nostrorum, quaesumus, Domine, elide superbiam: et eorum contumaciam dexterae tuae virtute prosterne. Per Dominum. Crush, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the pride of our enemies: and prostrate their arrogance by the might of Thy right hand. Through our Lord. Love and Blessings, Wendy C. "Healing Mind, Body & Soul"         ( PS...Please, come join me daily over at:  https://www.facebook.com/MomOf13 I love interacting with everyone!)...

  • We've all had to deal with it...rejection, gossip, rumors. Recently, a well known Catholic personality told me she was ready to quit her high profile job because of the rumors and gossip...which were all untrue. I said...girlfriend, shake it off (thank you, Taylor Swift..lol) Unfortunately, we live in a "take down" culture. The haters gonna hate, the fakers gonna fake... We don't have to let it penetrate! Let them shoot their fiery darts...be like the great Sequoia tree...it doesn't burn because the bark contains a lot of air pockets which...

  • FAMOUS EXORCIST SAYS LAYMEN CAN CAST OUT EVIL PRESENCESAND INFLUENCES (Thank you to Michael Brown - www.spiritdaily.com)   Are laymen allowed to assist at exorcisms? What role does the laity have in deliverance? Should they cast out demons themselves? To an extent, says Rome's official exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth, the answer to each of those queries is a surprising -- to some, even a shocking -- "yes." Laymen have a large role in the actual rooting out of evil. This is an area that deserves great caution, and let us...

  • "He cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another" (Mark 1:34). In the Gospel story of Jesus bringing the dead man, Lazarus, back to life, Jesus affirms His Divine Power, saying, "I am the Resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in Me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in Me, will never die" (Jn. 11:25-26). From the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus demonstrated that the Healing Power of God was in Him. In Matthew's Gospel we read that...