Tag: Prayer

St. John Paul II relic coming to archdiocese

St. John Paul II relic coming to archdiocese

| Susan Klemond | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The relic consists of a small ampoule of the saint’s blood, which is set in a gold-covered metal reliquary molded to look like an open lectionary.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

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How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that prayer needs to be a part of my life, but I never know what to say. I find myself either daydreaming or just rambling to God. How can I pray better?

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

| Carol Zimmermann | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Three and a half months after he was shot during an early morning baseball practice, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, received thunderous applause and standing ovations from the House floor Sept. 28 where he attributed his recovery to the power of prayer.

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Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 10 Comments

The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life’s journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

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God is not a personal prayer vending machine

God is not a personal prayer vending machine

| Nell O’Leary Alt | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

I used to pray out my fixed, rigid request list. I considered God to be my personal prayer vending machine. Prayer in; prayer answered.

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Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2006, Al Boll was looking forward to retirement from his software job at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, but he had no plan for how he would spend the influx of time.

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With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

| Rhina Guidos | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Authorities say it may take months for electricity to fully return to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and its infrastructure as it made landfall Sept. 20.

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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