Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a long process. It is natural for many to turn to God in these times. Although it can also be normal to experience anger, disappointment in God, or a general lack of faith. Don't despair! God is still there. He is waiting for you and patiently allows each of us to grieve in our own way.
January 26 is the Feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus. St. Titus is the patron saint of the US Army Chaplain Corps. (There is even an official award named after him.) So on his feast day, it is appropriate to say a prayer for army chaplains.
St. Patrick's Breastplate is a prayer for protection and guidance. Christ is always with us providing us strength and wisdom.
In this prayer, we as the the Holy Spirit to help us reject the Culture of Death and to be committed to promoting a Culture of Life in our nation.
On the feast day of the Holy Innocents, bless your children with a traditional Jewish blessing. Trace the sign of the cross on your child's forehead when you say the blessing.
The "O Antiphons" are part of the evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours for December 17 to December 23. In them, Old Testament imagery is used to proclaim the coming of the Christ child. Incorporate them into your family prayer this advent.
This prayer is attributed to St. John Paul II. He had a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He first prayed this prayer in 1979 when visiting her basilica in Mexico.
Yes, internet users have a patron saint! It is St. Isadore of Seville, a seventh century bishop. He wrote a huge encyclopedia called Etymologies which at the time was thought to be a recording of everything known. The wikipedia of its day. :-)
St. Anselm of Canterbury was a Benedictine monk and theologian. His feast day is April 21. Anslem's Prayer is a good prayer to say before reading scripture. It would also work well will a discussion of discernment or discipleship.
This prayer is about waiting patiently for God. It is especially good for high school students and young adults who are discerning a vocation or possible career. We can be impatient about wanting an answer from God during the discernment process and this prayer is a good way to help trust that God will eventually show us where we are supposed to head.