Catholic prayers

February 25, 2022

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

The people of Ukraine are on our minds today. It's difficult to grasp what they must be going through, what they must be feeling. It's easy to feel helpless from across the globe, but we can all help by praying. Pope Francis said, “I invite everyone to make March 2, Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting for peace. I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of…

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prayers for Ukraine
August 18, 2021

Prayers for Haiti and Afghanistan

Earlier this week, Pope Francis urged everyone to hold the people of Haiti and Afghanistan in prayer. The suffering in these countries right now is difficult to comprehend. When referring to the acts of violence by the Taliban, Pope Francis said, “I join in the unanimous worry about the situation in Afghanistan. I ask you to pray along with me to the God of peace so that the clamor of weapons ends and that solutions can be found around a…

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July 25, 2021

Ignatian Examen, Giving Thanks

Fr. Michael continues his series on the Ignatian Examen today. Let's read about Examen's practice of gratitude. How can you incorporate this important task into your life? What are you thankful for today? Ignatian Examen Step 2 – Giving Thanks Dear Friends, After beginning the Examen by Seeking Light, we move to Giving Thanks. Ignatius saw gratitude as central to the spiritual life. He felt this so strongly that he said: “Ingratitude is the cause, beginning, and origin of all…

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