Lent Preparation: Earn an eternal merit badge this year

I’ve written before on the notion of lent being a time to fast and on the power of fasting to cast demons away. Today, people have totally shifted their concept and consider a fast “too much.”  Those who say that have that luxury only today because the Church has mitigated the impact of the second law. Consider […]

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The Feast of the Epiphany–A House Blessing

(Many local parishes will provide the faithful with blessed chalk and incense. If your parish does not offer this, approach your priest and ask him to bless a piece of chalk for this traditional house blessing and devotion.) The family gathers around the crib with lighted candles and recites the following prayers.   All: A […]

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Family Devotions for the Feast of the Holy Family

Almighty and Eternal God, your fatherly tenderness never ceases to provide for our needs. We ask you to bestow on this our family the riches of your blessing. With the gift of your grace sanctify our family so that, faithful to your commandments, we will care for each other, give example to the world by […]

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