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
The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col.
October 2012 was the first time I wore a mantilla to Mass. I was 23 years old and had made a firm decision to come back to the Church about a year beforehand. During the latter months of 2012, an uncomfortable feeling had been developing in the back of my mind that I should begin to cover my head
It’s a question I have asked myself at different times throughout my life, what good does it do to ask Saints for help when I could go straight to Jesus? I would pray to the Lord to open my eyes to the Saints, and like all my prayers throughout my life, He answered - and goodness me it knocked
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