Pray with Saint Augustine of Hippo for the victims of natural disasters and human tragedies.
This novena to Saint Athanasius reminds us that humility and obedience are the best ways to assure that we remain orthodox in belief.
Find the text of the famous Easter homily by St. John Chrysostom, read in many Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Find the text of the Prayer for a New Pope, written by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.
In this reading from the Book of Exodus, we witness the birth of Moses, his rescue from Pharaoh’s order to kill all newborn male Israelites, and his killing of an Egyptian. To escape Pharaoh’s wrath, he flees to the land of Midian, setting into motion the events that will lead to the exodus of Israel from Egypt.
The prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian is a common Lenten prayer used by both Eastern Rite Catholics and Eastern Orthodox. Find the text here.
In this reading drawn from the Book of Exodus, we see the oppression endured by the nation of Israel, the Old Testament model of the New Testament Church, at the hands of Pharaoh. The slavery of the Israelites represents our slavery to sin.
In this reading from Exodus, Moses, obeying God's command, asks Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to sacrifice to God in the desert. Pharaoh refuses his request and, instead, makes life even harder for the Israelites. Slavery to sin, like the Israelite's slavery in Egypt, only becomes harder with time. True freedom comes by following Christ out of our bondage to sin.
In this reading from the Book of Exodus, Moses first encounters God in the burning bush, and God announces His plans to have Moses lead the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land. We begin to see the parallels between slavery in Egypt and our slavery to sin, and between Heaven and the "land that floweth with milk and honey."
Fasting is about more than refraining from food or other pleasures. In this reading for Ash Wednesday from the Prophet Isaiah, the Lord explains that fasting that does not lead to works of charity does us no good. This is good advice as we begin our Lenten journey.
This short invocation of the Holy Name is a type of prayer known as an aspiration or an ejaculation.
This traditional translation of the Proclamation of the Birth of Christ from the Roman Martyrology was read for centuries at Midnight Mass.
This prayer to the Baby Jesus in the manger is the perfect prayer to accompany the placement of the Christ Child in our home Nativity scene.
This Proclamation of the Birth of Christ from the Roman Martyrology is read at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
In our Advent wreath prayer for the fourth and final week of Advent, we ask Christ to forgive us for our sins and, through His grace, to create us anew when He comes.
Pope Pius XII composed this prayer in honor of the 100th anniversary of Pope Pius IX's promulgation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
This invocation to Saint Nicholas of Myra is a short prayer meant to be repeated throughout the day.
In this prayer of impetration to Saint Nicholas of Myra, we ask Saint Nicholas to intercede for us and for all who need his help.
The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
In this prayer to Saint Anne, we ask the mother of Mary to pray for us so that we may grow in love for Christ and His Mother.
In this prayer to Saint Joachim, we trust the love of Mary and Jesus for Saint Joachim to bring us the fulfillment of the favor for which we ask.
This beautiful prayer, drawn from the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, reminds us that Christ's victory over death brings us all the possibility of eternal rest.
This prayer, written by Archbishop John Carroll in 1791, is good to pray as a family or as a parish on national holidays, such as Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
In the Guardian Angel Prayer, we ask our guardian angel to protect us. Find the text of the Guardian Angel Prayer, a good prayer to help children learn how to pray.
In this prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary, we ask the Virgin Mary to help us develop a habit of interior prayer through the daily recitation of the rosary.