"The Most Important Person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honour of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. . . The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They
If you are feeling marginalised in today’s society by growing religious intolerance, there is a saint you can pray to for the strength to maintain your religious beliefs in an increasingly hostile world. St John Ogilvie was born in Scotland in 1579, the son of Sir Walter Ogilvie of Drum-na-Keith, Banffshire, and raised a Calvinist. He was sent abroad
Why is the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus so central, so unique, so irreplaceably important to the church and for each one of us. When we share our deepest feelings with each other we often have a “heart to heart” conversation. These conversations are essential in starting new relationships and maintaining them. The word ‘Heart’ is used
Have you heard of Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo who was a friend and contemporary of Padre Pio. I would not have heard about him if my husband had not given me a beautiful prayer card one day with a tiny little chaplet of red glass beads, with the instructions to research this Priest and the Surrender Novena. Padre Pio once
This prayer touches us on a profound level. The words are most sacred and, with the Spirit’s help, they can lead us into an immediate union with Christ. The Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) has been attributed to Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), but historians say that it predates Ignatius by as much as a century-and-a-half. Also, a long tradition tells us
To our Piety Stall Family, We have been thinking a lot about you lately - our customers and our greater communities. In all our operations, our office, packing and shipment, hygiene, sanitising and constant cleaning remains at the highest level at all times. Additionally, we are following all government and WHO and public health guidelines for personal and building
It is a common practice in Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross to recall the passion of Jesus. The fourteen Stations, the images you see in every Catholic Church around the world, illustrate the fourteen steps that led Jesus from being condemned to death through to his crucifixion, death and burial. The Stations are meditations to reflect
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is very ancient and over time pious customs have been developed to enter into the heart of Mary that was pierced so “thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed” (Luke 2:35). One such custom owes its origin to the Servite Order founded by a group called the Seven Holy Founders in 1233.
The Workers Rosary or Peace Chaplet originates from Yugoslavia, now Croatia, and has been a tradition for over 100 years. Its had a rapid return to popularity in the early eighties as the chaplet of Medjugorje. The peace chaplet can be a wonderful addition to your prayer life and, as its name suggests, can be recited in your working
This devotion consists of seven mysteries in which we meditate on the seven times Jesus shed His Most Precious Blood. The Chaplet is divided into 6 groups of 5 beads each and 3 closing beads, for a total of 33 beads in honor of the 33 years in the earthly life of Jesus. 1Jesus shed His
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